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!

Membership FAQs

 Q: How do I get my exclusive Member gift?

A: Simply call our offices at 205.414.3950 to make an appointment to pick up your exclusive Member gift. (Limit one gift per membership. Gifts have no cash value and cannot be mailed.)

Friend, Dual, Family Levels
Terra-cotta flowerpot mug • BPA-free aluminum water bottle • “Growing a greener tomorrow” T-shirts • Canvas tote

Contributor, Supporter Levels
Stainless steel tumbler • Pigment-dyed cap with adjustable leather strap • Journal with loop closure and document pocket

Ambassador, Benefactor Circle
Jumbo compact umbrella with wood handle

Q: What gardens honor reciprocal admission privileges?

A: Click here to explore or download an up-to-date list of 340+ participating gardens. Some gardens have certain exclusions for special events or if you live within 90 miles of the garden, and each garden has its own unique admissions policy and hours of operation. Be sure to take your current membership card with you when you travel!

Q: How do I learn about Members-only classes and events?

A: As a current member, you have the exclusive opportunity to attend special Members-only programs each year. Class offerings are posted in The Garden Dirt newsletter, our biweekly e-Newsletter, and on our Facebook @BirminghamBotanicalGardens. Pre-registration is required. Not receiving our e-newsletter? E-mail us at [email protected]!

Q: Will I receive a ticket to get into Spring Plant Sale Member-priority shopping?

A: Please bring your membership card for check-in. We will also have a current list on hand for entrance. Your membership will admit:

One person at the following level:

Two people at the following levels:
Dual, Family

Three people at the following levels:
Contributor, Supporter

Four people at the following levels:
Ambassador, Benefactor Circle

Q: How do I get my out-of-county library card?

A: The normal charge for an out-of-county library card is $50 per year. The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens will waive $35 of that fee if you are a current Member of the Friends. To receive your library card, bring your current Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens membership card and current Alabama driver’s license to the Library at the Gardens, which is open daily The $15 yearly fee must be renewed at the Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Contact the Library at 205.414.3920 with questions.

Q: I am a Member at the Family (or higher) level; when will I begin to receive my subscription to Birmingham Home & Garden?

A: Your current membership provides a one-year subscription (6 issues) to Birmingham Home & Garden. Due to processing, it can take 4-8 weeks for you to receive your first issue.  Please note that this complimentary subscription does not include special editions.

Q: How do I receive my Member discount in the gift shop or at the café?

A: Members should present their current membership card at checkout to receive their 10% discount. Members dining in the cafe should mention to their waiter that they are a current Member. The gift shop discount applies to regularly priced purchases at Leaf & Petal at the Gardens and does not apply to other Leaf & Petal locations.

Q: What participating nurseries, garden centers, and flower shops offer 10% off to our Members?

A: Many thanks to the following local nurseries, garden centers, and flower shops for offering a 10% discount to Members of the Friends! Members should present their current membership card at checkout to receive their 10% discount.

Botanica (10% off pots and plants only)
Dorothy McDaniel's Flower Market (10% off regularly priced floral arrangements and containers)
FarmStand by Stone Hollow (10% off flower offerings in-store at FarmStand, Saturdays at Pepper Place Farmers Market, and online; if shopping online, please email [email protected] for your coupon code)
House Plant Collective (10% off regularly priced purchases)
Leaf & Petal at the Gardens (10% off regularly priced purchases, this location only)
Myers Plants & Pottery (10% off plant materials only)
Petals from the Past (10% off plant materials only)
SHOPPE: Birmingham (10% off plant materials only)
Sweet Peas Garden Shop (10% off regularly priced purchases)
Wild Things (10% off vase arrangements in-person or by phone; please have your Friends membership card ready)

Q: How many cards are included with my membership?

  A: All levels receive one card per membership. Additional cards may be requested but are not required.

Q: How can I replace a lost or stolen membership card?

A: Please contact our donor services coordinator at 205.414.3950, ext. 117, for a replacement card. Please allow up to one week for delivery.

Q: How can I stay up to date on Gardens events and news?

A: As a member, you will receive our exclusive newsletter, The Garden Dirt, and biweekly e-newsletter. Updates are also posted regularly on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Not receiving our e-newsletter? Email us at [email protected]

Q: Is my membership tax-deductible?

 A: Your membership is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Please consult your tax adviser.  

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