Garden Tours

Guided Tours of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is delighted to offer Guided Garden Tours, available seven days a week! Tours are led by our dedicated docent tour guides, who receive yearly, in-depth training for seasonal garden highlight tours as well as specialized tours.

All tours last approximately 45 minutes to one hour. Garden highlight tours should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Specialized tours, such as Alabama’s Amazing Biodiversity tours, Fern Glade tours, Japanese Gardens tours, or other special-request tours, should be scheduled at least four weeks in advance.

For information about tour costs and scheduling, please email Volunteer Coordinator Alice Thompson Moore at amoore@bbgardens.org. Proceeds from tours will continue to support the mission of the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 

We look forward to welcoming you to The Gardens!

For information about other Greater Birmingham Area Attractions, please contact Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham at 205.458.1393, www.activeculture.info, or the Greater Birmingham Convention Visitors Bureau at 800.458.8085, 205.458.8000, or www.birminghamal.org.

Golf Cart Tour for People with Mobility Impairments

The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens offers tours of selected areas of The Gardens by golf cart for people with genuine mobility impairments. These are available for individuals and small groups, but must be scheduled in advance. To make arrangements, please contact Brooke McMinn, Director of Education and Visitor Experience at bmcminn@bbgardens.org or 205.414.3951.

Virtual Tour

Click here for a virtual tour of Birmingham Botanical Gardens.