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Home-Grown Tomatoes

Dive into the vibrant world of tomatoes alongside Regional Extension Agent and tomato connoisseur, Chip East.

Women of Kaul Wildflower Garden

Travel through time and nature to celebrate Women’s History Month with us! Join horticulturist and landscape designer, Molly Hendry as she shares the rich history of the Kaul Wildflower Garden, a 4-acre garden created here in the mid-1960s by a passionate group of women who set out to pay tribute to Alabama’s remarkable biodiversity. As…

Planting Pollinators and Keeping Bees

What’s all the buzz? Come learn about beekeeping with Regional Extension Agent, Olivia Fuller. Olivia will talk about attracting and caring for pollinators in your backyard.

Right Plant, Right Place

Regional Extension Agent, Bethany O’Rear will expertly tackle the age-old question: what to plant and where to plant it.

The Garden of Small Beginnings

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

Basics of Tree Selection

Join us for a Saturday afternoon talk with Dr. Georgios Arseniou, Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist of Urban forestry in the College of Forestry, Wildlife, and Environment at Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

Houseplants 101

Join House Plant Collective’s owner, Jessica Watts for an informative houseplant workshop. Learn tips and tricks to growing houseplants in your own space.

A Painting in a Pot: Creating Spring Container Gardens

Join Gloria Clemmenson as she demonstrates her creative approach to container gardening using principles of color and design. Incorporating Alabama native plants, Gloria will highlight formal and informal arrangements as well as showcase containers for full sun and shade. Students will leave class with an understanding of how to design containers for their setting and…

Designing a Potager Garden

Grow your green thumb by joining Tracy Britnell of Just Dig It Farms as she shares the fascinating history, essential elements, and practical techniques for creating a kitchen garden.