Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open!
A cherished place of respite and inspiration for more than 55 years, Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open to all, every day of the week, and we look forward to your visit. Fall/winter hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (through March 13); spring/summer hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (March 14–November 7). Visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing. Face masks are required when interacting with others in the Gardens and for entering the Garden Center. For more information and guidelines for visiting safely, click here.
We hope to see you soon at the Gardens!

Japanese Maple Day

Japanese Maple Day


Saturday, May 15 | 1–4 p.m.

Japanese Garden at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Join the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens for a special celebration of Japanese maples in the heart of the beautiful Japanese Garden. Hosted by the Friends’ Trees & Shrubs growing group as part of our Go Public Gardens Days (May 7–16) offerings, this special event will include:

  • Guided Japanese maple walks throughout the afternoon
  • 2 p.m. - Japanese maple planting and pruning demonstration
  • Japanese maple sale benefiting the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Demonstrations will take place at the Japanese Garden’s open-air Moore Cultural Pavilion, which offers outdoor seating. For your safety, numbers of attendees will be limited to 25 for the 2 p.m. demonstration and 10 per guided walk (first come, first served). 

Go Public Garden Days! is a nationwide initiative of the American Public Gardens Association that promotes visiting, valuing, and volunteering at public gardens nationwide. Thank you for supporting Birmingham Botanical Gardens through your annual member-ship, gifts, and volunteer service to the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Your commitment helps us grow a greener tomorrow!