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.

Japanese Garden Lantern Party

Japanese Garden Lantern Party

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 6-8 p.m.

Japanese Garden - Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Cost: $75 (Members of the Friends) | $100 (Non-members)

Experience the Japanese Garden anew by the light of its eight authentic lanterns. Join the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens for this special twilight, lantern-lit stroll through the garden. Attendees will have a chance to sample Japanese finger foods and sake and to enjoy traditional Japanese tea served by members of the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Birmingham Association. Japanese Garden artifacts will be on display. Live music will be performed on the koto, a Japanese stringed instrument, and the flute by Laurie and Koji Arizumi, instructors of Japanese at the University of Alabama. Golf cart shuttle service will be available to and from the parking lot. Proceeds benefit the stewardship and enhancement of the Japanese Garden.

Members: Please note that your discounted rate will appear in your cart after you sign into your member account.



Refunds (minus a $15 processing fee) will be given for Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens programs priced at $25 or more if notification is made at least 10 business days prior to class start date. (You are always welcome to send another person under your registration if you cannot attend.) Transfers may be made to programs of equal value at no additional fee. We reserve the right to cancel classes due to lack of participation or other unforeseen circumstances. Please note that programs are held rain or shine; in extreme weather conditions, programs may be canceled for your safety and the safety of staff and volunteers. If we cancel a program for any of these reasons, we will issue a full refund.