Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open to all, every day of the week. Spring/summer hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (March 13–November 5). Please note that face coverings are optional inside City of Birmingham-owned buildings and venues, including the Garden Center and other indoor facilities at the Gardens, effective March 1, 2022. For more information and guidelines for visiting, please click here. We look forward to your visit!

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 to host events and classes to help us fulfill our mission: to protect, nurture, and share the wonders of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 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.) Thank you for helping us grow a greener tomorrow!

Explore this website for upcoming events and classes!

2022 Junior Board Members



Milan Ballard


Jim Pickle


Benjamin Torczon


Tara Arrington

OIivia Backer

Carson Brewster

Cory Brewster

Mazie Bryant

Ellen Cates

Katie Clifton

Anna Kate Coffey

Beth Cunningham

Sally Dew

Joseph Echols

Laura Monroe Elliot

Ryan Floyd

Erin Gardner

Emily Gardner

Cole Glass

Michael Harris

Sarah Beth Hudson

Blakely Lloyd

Denise Moss

Christina Myerson

Lily Posey

Elizabeth-Anne Ronk

Brenna Sweetman

Jamie Talecki

Will Terry

Thomas Yuill

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 Molly Hendry, Associate Director of Gardens Support—Horticulture Planning and Design Leader, at [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.