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Community Seed Swap

Join the Library at the Gardens in celebrating National Seed Swap Day with a community seed swap!

Annual Member Celebration & John A. Floyd Jr. Lecture

The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is pleased to welcome Steve Bender, also known as “The Grumpy Gardener,” as our special guest speaker for our annual John A. Floyd Jr. Lecture. Steve is an award-winning author, editor, columnist, and speaker with nearly 40 years experience as Garden Editor, Senior Writer, and Editor-at-Large for Southern Living…

Event Series Tiny Makers

Tiny Makers at the Gardens (10:30 a.m)

This series is made up of five, one-hour, child-led art playgroups where children are given the opportunity to explore and enjoy art with the help of their caregiver. We ask that caregivers stay and assist their children as they experiment with and enjoy creating. For ages 16 months–3 years | Limited to 10 children with…

Portrait Photography Workshop

Year-round, the Gardens provide so many beautiful backdrops for the perfect portrait. This class goes over the basic principles and topics of portrait photography-manual settings, lighting, posing, and more.

Birnam Wood

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

Event Series Tiny Makers

Tiny Makers at the Gardens (10:30 a.m)

This series is made up of five, one-hour, child-led art playgroups where children are given the opportunity to explore and enjoy art with the help of their caregiver. We ask that caregivers stay and assist their children as they experiment with and enjoy creating. For ages 16 months–3 years | Limited to 10 children with…

Valentine’s Day Tablescapes

Join us in the Ireland Room for a Valentine’s Day mimosa and enjoy a tablescape demonstration with Kathleen Varner, owner of Birmingham-based Petals and Props. Participants will create a floral centerpiece for the Valentine’s Day table in this engaging workshop. Become a Friend of the Gardens and join us in our mission to protect, nurture,…

Event Series Tiny Makers

Tiny Makers at the Gardens (10:30 a.m)

This series is made up of five, one-hour, child-led art playgroups where children are given the opportunity to explore and enjoy art with the help of their caregiver. We ask that caregivers stay and assist their children as they experiment with and enjoy creating. For ages 16 months–3 years | Limited to 10 children with…

Annual Camellia Show

Unfortunately, the 2024 Annual Camellia Show has been canceled. Subscribe to our e-newsletter at the bottom for updates! Join the Birmingham Camellia Society for their annual show and competition. Any Birmingham area resident is welcome to enter their camellia blooms, even if the plant variety is unknown. Bloom entry: 8–10:30 a.m. in the auditorium Become…

Event Series Tiny Makers

Tiny Makers at the Gardens (10:30 a.m)

This series is made up of five, one-hour, child-led art playgroups where children are given the opportunity to explore and enjoy art with the help of their caregiver. We ask that caregivers stay and assist their children as they experiment with and enjoy creating. For ages 16 months–3 years | Limited to 10 children with…

Celebrating Anne Spencer House & Garden

We are thrilled to welcome Shaun Spencer-Hester, the executive director and curator of the Anne Spencer House & Garden Museum in Lynchburg, VA as our distinguished guest speaker for a truly inspiring evening.

Southern Tales 2024

Join us for retelling of A Sweet Strangeness Thrills My Heart: The Journal of Sallie Independence Foster, 1861–1887 with storyteller Dolores Hydock and musician Bobby Horton! Sallie Independence Foster was 12-years-old and living in Florence, Alabama in 1861 when the Civil War began. She was keeping a diary at the time, and kept on keeping…

Event Series Tiny Makers

Tiny Makers at the Gardens (10:30 a.m)

This series is made up of five, one-hour, child-led art playgroups where children are given the opportunity to explore and enjoy art with the help of their caregiver. We ask that caregivers stay and assist their children as they experiment with and enjoy creating. For ages 16 months–3 years | Limited to 10 children with…