Birmingham Botanical Gardens is currently closed.
The City of Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, which has jurisdiction over the Gardens, is currently working on its plan for reopening the Gardens with the wellness and safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff of top priority. Follow the Gardens on social media and visit our homepage to sign up to receive our e-news as the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens brings the Gardens to you virtually. We wish you good health and look forward to welcoming you back in person as soon as City and State directives allow. Thank you for your support!

Gardening Education Resources

Interested in learning (or teaching your children or grandchildren) more about home gardening? The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens' Education and Visitor Experience team recommends these great resources by respected organizations from across the country. Click on the idea that interests you to visit the web page.

Idea Organization Audience Notes
Lawn and garden tips and articles Alabama Cooperative Extension System adults  
Plant science infographic fact sheets* US Botanic Garden all Simple, easy to use for almost anyone.
Record observations of plant and animal phenology across the U.S.* USA National Phenology Network all Appropriate for scientists and non-scientists, adults and students alike.
Planning and planting a victory garden National Garden Bureau adults  
Creating a sustainable home landscape United States Botanic Garden/Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center adults  
Outdoor classroom activities & lesson plans Alabama Wildlife Federation teachers, parents  
Time-lapsed videos of plant growth Seed Your Future all  
Plant-based digital learning lessons and activities BLOOM! teachers, parents  
Fast facts, fun quizzes, videos, infographics, and more all about horticulture BLOOM! kids Director of Education and Visitor Experience Brooke McMinn's favorite resource for students to use on their own!
Garden-based educational resources, activities, advice, and other helpful tips Kids Gardening teachers, parents  
Environmental education activity guides, toolkits, and citizen science projects National Environmental Education Foundation teachers, parents  
Hands-on, interactive lessons in exploring the natural world NatureBridge teachers, parents  

* denotes Spanish-language options