Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open to all, every day of the week. Fall/winter hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (November 7–March 12). Please note that the City of Birmingham requires face coverings inside City-owned buildings and venues, including the Garden Center and other indoor facilities at the Gardens, effective July 29, 2021. For more information and guidelines for visiting, please click here. We look forward to your visit!

From Cocoa Beans to Chocolate | Story Walk - Postponed

From Cocoa Beans to Chocolate | Story Walk

Led by: Ellen Hardy, Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Education Coordinator

Saturday, January 29 | 9-10 a.m.

Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

$15 (adult + child) | $5 each additional family member 

Part of our Family Fun Days series—enjoy fun encounters in the Gardens for the entire family! Topics will provide opportunities for visitors of all ages to discover the wonders of the Gardens.

Take a walk in the Gardens’ Conservatory, see our tropical cacao tree and vanilla bean orchid, and look for flowers and pods as we learn how cacao beans go from seeds to our favorite treats. Hear No Monkeys, No Chocolate by Melissa Stewart and Allen Young as we find out how monkeys are making a difference in the cacao forests of Central and South America. Preregistration is required—join us!

This story walk has been canceled and will be rescheduled in spring 2022. Please check back or follow us on social media for updates!

Refunds (minus a $15 processing fee) will be given for Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens programs priced at $25 or more if notification is made at least 10 business days prior to class start date. (You are always welcome to send another person under your registration if you cannot attend.) Transfers may be made to programs of equal value at no additional fee. We reserve the right to cancel classes due to lack of participation or other unforeseen circumstances. Please note that programs are held rain or shine; in extreme weather conditions, programs may be canceled for your safety and the safety of staff and volunteers. If we cancel a program for any of these reasons, we will issue a full refund.