Birmingham Botanical Gardens is currently closed.
Due to the current public health state of emergency, the Birmingham Park and Recreation Board voted March 16 to close the Gardens and Garden Center, with an unspecified date for reopening, in an effort to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition, Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens programs, events, and activities have been canceled or postponed through April 30. Please check back for updates. We extend our sincere hopes for the good health and well-being of the entire community.

Junior Board

Started in 2010, the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Junior Board is a group of dedicated junior patrons who seek to increase awareness and involvement among their peers. They aim to increase diversity here at the Gardens, and host events and classes to achieve their goals and to help us fulfill our mission. Interested in being a part of the Junior Board or serving on one of its committees? Learn more and fill out the brief nomination form below! New members are chosen in June and December. (Please submit applications by June 1 and December 1.)

Explore this website for upcoming events and classes!

2020 Junior Board Members



Jim Pickle


Milan Ballard


Benjamin Torczon


Carson Brewster

Cory Brewster

Matthew Burrow

Mary Frances Colley

Ian Dexter

Joseph Echols

Laura Monroe Elliot

Katie Fagan

Cole Glass

Xeris Gregory

Marguerite Gray

Riley Griffin

Matthew Kenny

Adam Millhouse

Sarah Moore

Christina Myerson

Elizabeth-Anne Ronk

Elizabeth Roth

Jamie Talecki

How do I become a member of the Junior Board?

  • Nominations are accepted year-round with voting held each December and June. (Please submit applications by December 1 and June 1.) The Junior Board may not exceed 25 members, so candidacy is highly competitive. To apply, simply complete and submit this nomination form
  • Questions and nominations should be submitted to Communications & Marketing Associate Jamie Amber Haas at 205.414.3950, ext. 113, or [email protected].
  • Get involved with the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens by becoming a member today! Click here for membership benefits or to join online.