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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 application 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!


Milan Ballard, President
Jim Pickle, Vice President

Members at Large

Olivia Backer
Allie Breeding
Mazie Bryant
Ellen Cates
Amanda Church
Katie Clifton
Anna Kate Coffey
Beth Cunningham
Meredith Davis
Sally Dew
Joseph Echols
Laura Monroe Elliot
Ryan Floyd
Erin Gardner

Emily Gardner
Michael Harris
Sarah Beth Hudson
Meredith Hutcheson
Jessica Kirkpatrick
Blakely Lloyd
Christina Myerson
Lily Posey
Elizabeth Paul
Anna Roussel
Catherine Smith
Brenna Sweetman
Jamie Talecki
Will Terry

How are Junior Board members chosen?

  • Applications 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, please submit our application form (PDF)
  • Questions and applications should be submitted to Molly Hendry, Associate Director of Gardens Support—Horticulture Planning and Design Leader, at
  • Get involved with the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens by becoming a member of the Friends today!