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Antiques at the Gardens

Save the date for the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ 17th-annual Antiques at the Gardens show in fall 2023! Created by a committee of 150 dedicated volunteers, Birmingham’s premier antiques show includes talks by nationally acclaimed interior designers, floral designers, architects, landscape architects, and furniture designers. The show also welcomes celebrated antiques dealers from across the nation offering furniture,…

Red Diamond Lecture: Martin Brudnizki

Sponsored by Red Diamond, Inc.  Martin Brudnizki is the founder and principal of Martin Brudnizki Design Studio (MBDS), an internationally acclaimed interior architecture and design practice. The genius behind some of the world’s most lavish interiors, he has been described as “one of the best restaurant and hotel designers of his generation.” Martin will be…

Red Diamond Lecture: The Art of Tradition

Sponsored by Red Diamond, Inc. Three of the most iconic women in their respective industries will share the stage in this conversation exploring the intersection of tradition and design. Book signings to follow.  Our panelists and moderator are  Hannah Cecil Gurney, the director of the English bespoke wallpaper company de Gournay, renowned for its elegant…

LOVE IT OR HATE IT

Sponsored by Visual Comfort & Co. A returning audience favorite, Love or Hate It is an interactive debate in which expert designers give their honest and sometimes hilarious opinions on today’s popular design trends. Book signings to follow.  Our panelists and moderator include Become a Friend of the Gardens and join us in our mission…

 The Art of Hospitality

From logistics to linens, hear from experts and tastemakers whose guidance can help craft an evocative signature event reflective of its hosts’ personality and individual style. Book signings to follow.  Our panelists and moderator are Zoë de Givenchy, founder and creative director of luxury European home and table brand Z.d.G. and a champion for old-…

Sunday with Richard Keith Langham

Antiques at the Gardens Ambassador and Alabama native Richard Keith Langham has been a force in the decorating world for more than 30 years. Langham’s keen eye and ebullient talent serve well in assembling his signature rooms—those that speak to the past in a fresh way and are brimming with luscious color, pattern, and couture…

 The Art of the Home

How does design—architecture, interiors, and gardens—communicate to create memorable and liveable spaces? Our panel of experts explore the design choices that elevate a home to its greatest potential. Book signings to follow.  Our panelists and moderator include Bill Brockschmidt and Courtney Coleman, founders of interior design studio Brockschmidt & Coleman, whose work brings a focus…

Flicks Among the Flowers

Flicks Among the Flowers is back! This free event features the 1993 movie Hocus Pocus starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy. Movie rating: PG. Gates open at 5 p.m. Come dressed for our costume contest! Bring a blanket or a low-profile lawn chair. Movie begins at sunset (around 6:30 p.m.). Enjoy delicious food from Ladybird Taco…

Wreath-Making with Mark Thompson from Shoppe

Join the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens' Junior Board for this signature holiday event. Join us for this special wreath-making workshop at the Gardens and let florist Mark Thompson, owner of Shoppe, help you ring in the holidays. Add your own creative touches as Mark guides you and shares favorite tips. Greenery and other materials…