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!

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 garden 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 [email protected]. Proceeds from tours benefit the ongoing stewardship and enhancement of the Gardens, educational programs, and outreach activities.

Group Tour Policy
Please note that as of June 2019, for all group tours, a non-refundable deposit of $25 is required at time of booking. A group tour may be rescheduled to another date at least 10 business days prior to the scheduled tour. Tours are held rain or shine. We reserve the right to reschedule group tours due to extreme weather conditions for your safety and the safety of staff and volunteers.

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,, or the Greater Birmingham Convention Visitors Bureau at 800.458.8085, 205.458.8000, or

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 [email protected] or 205.414.3951.

Virtual Tour

Click here for a full-page virtual tour of Birmingham Botanical Gardens or see in the viewer below.