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The Island of Missing Trees

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

Tu BiShvat: A Celebration of Trees

Join the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and local Birmingham synagogues for a celebration for trees. Tu BiShvat, which recognizes the “birthday” of all fruit trees as winter draws to a…

Uncommon Ferns and Compatible Companions

Join the Birmingham Fern Society in the Hodges room for a presentation on Uncommon Ferns and Compatible Companions by Dr. Dan Jones, professor emeritus of Biology at UAB.

Planning Your Spring Garden

Identify the best times to start your garden from seed. Create a plan that you can follow throughout the growing season. Visit the Seed Exchange at the Library at the Gardens to select from heirloom and open-pollinated vegetable seeds.

Design a Terrarium

Winter is a great time to focus on houseplants. Come design a hanging glass terrarium with succulents. All materials provided. Interested? "Design a Terrarium" is also offered Thursday, February 23.

Birmingham Camellia Society’s Plant Sale

Due to the recent subfreezing temperatures damaging the local camellia plants, the Birmingham Camellia Society will hold a plant sale to help the community replace the plants.

Design a Terrarium

Winter is a great time to focus on houseplants. Come design a hanging glass terrarium with succulents. All materials provided. Interested? "Design a Terrarium" is also offered Saturday, February 18.

Winter Tree Care

Winter is the best time for tree and shrub maintenance, but frigid temperatures, coupled with inclement weather, can create a stressful environment for plants. This class will examine tree care…

Native Plant Conference

The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is excited to announce the return of our signature Native Plant Conference. Held every other year, this in-person offering includes talks and tours designed to increase awareness of Alabama’s native plant species. Professionals and hobbyists alike will learn about conservation and garden design. View Conference Schedule

Native Plant Conference

The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is excited to announce the return of our signature Native Plant Conference. Held every other year, this in-person offering includes talks and tours designed to increase awareness of Alabama’s native plant species. Professionals and hobbyists alike will learn about conservation and garden design. View conference schedule

2023 Spencer Lecture

Modern plantsman, designer, and award-winning author, Kelly is considered a leading horticulturist of his generation. His work in gardens has been featured in The New York Times, Organic Gardening, Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, Fine Gardening, and Garden Design. His passion for planting at the intersections of horticulture and ecology has culminated in…