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The Four Elements of Japanese Garden Design

Immerse yourself in the serenity of the Japanese Garden with Friends’ horticulturist Julia Adams. Delve into the four fundamental elements of Japanese Garden design (plants, rock, water, and ornament) while surrounded by the beauty of nature in this outdoor class.

Annual Hardy Fern Sale

The Birmingham Fern Society will hold its annual sale of hardy ferns in the growing area above the Fern Glade in Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

 STEM Garden Reception

Join us to learn about our statewide STEM curriculum "Cultivate" that is helping k-6 educators incorporate STEM techniques in the classroom. Please provide feedback and tour our reimagined Garden Lab. RSVP, by emailing Director of Education and Community Engagement, Rebecca Stivender. Location: Garden Lab

Cyanotypes: Blueprints From Nature

Join Alecia Martinez from Studio by the Tracks for a maker's workshop
to create your own cyanotype prints. This photographic technique produces stunning indigo-colored images on paper, offering a unique way to capture the beauty of nature without a camera!

Cultivating the Practice of Nature Observation

Join teaching artist Melissa Shultz-Jones for a workshop on phenology, the study of natural events in relation to seasonal and climatic changes. Engage in a creative approach to nature observation and document your observations during a guided garden walk. Materials: Please bring a small watercolor notebook that opens flat. All other supplies provided. No artistic…

The Woods of Fannin County

Join us for our "Thyme to Read" book club, a monthly gathering hosted by the Library at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.