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Together we grow.

Created in 1964 to extend the reach and impact of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the nonprofit Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens works side by side with the City of Birmingham Park & Recreation Board to fulfill the promise of a botanical garden by providing impactful educational programs and outreach, playing a critical role in supplementing the Gardens’ operational needs, ensuring the ongoing stewardship and enhancement of the Gardens, and sharing its story. 


We need your help.

Our success—and the success of the Gardens—depends on the support of those who value this special place and the natural world as a whole. Become a Friend of the Gardens and join us in our mission to protect, nurture, and share the wonders of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Thank you for your support!


Member Benefits


Membership card and choice of exclusive new member gift

Free/discounted admission to 340+ botanical gardens across North America (visit ahsgardening.org for a complete list)

Choice of complimentary member gift plant at our Fall Plant Sale

Access to exclusive members-only classes, events, and tours

Discounts on select classes and workshops for adults and children

Free admission to Spring Plant Sale members-only presale

Free general admission to Antiques at the Gardens

Priority registration for special events and children’s summer camps

10% off lunch at the Gardens Café by Kathy G

In-city rates on Garden Center rentals

$35 off Jefferson County Library card for out-of-county residents

Subscription to the Friends’ exclusive quarterly newsletter, The Garden Dirt

Invitation to our Annual Member Celebration

Subscription to the Friends’ biweekly e-newsletter


New!

10% off regularly priced purchases at participating nurseries, garden centers, and flower shops. 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.


Participating Member Partners

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, email membership@bbgardens.org for 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

Friend

$50 per year

Member benefits for one individual for one year.

Dual

$55 per year

Member benefits for two adults for one year with one membership card.

Family

$70 per year

Member benefits for up to two adults and their minor children, plus:

  • 1-year subscription to Birmingham Home & Garden magazine
  • 20% discount on up to two children’s summer camps
  • Invitation to special children’s storytime hosted by the Library at the Gardens (includes keepsake book)

Contributor

$150 per year
  • All “Family” benefits
  • 20% discount on up to four children’s summer camps
  • Admission for up to two adults to select special events

Supporter

$250 per year
  • All “Family” benefits
  • 20% discount on all children’s summer camps
  • Admission for up to three adults to select special events
  • Free guided garden highlights tour for up to four guests

Ambassador

$500 per year

  • All “Supporter” benefits
  • Admission for up to four adults to select special events
  • Complimentary Family gift membership
  • Invitations to special donor events

Benefactor Circle

$1,000+

  • All “Ambassador” benefits
  • Complimentary children’s summer camp registration
  • Invitations to special travel opportunities

Benefactor Levels

  • Boxwood: $1,000–$2,499 per year
  • Dogwood: $2,500–$4,999 per year
  • Azalea: $5,000–$9,999 per year
  • Camellia: $10,000–$14,999 per year
  • Dahlia: $15,000–$19,999 per year
  • Orchid: $20,000 and above

For more information regarding our Benefactor Circle levels, please contact:

Penney Hartline
Director of Development
phartline@bbgardens.org
205.414.3950, ext. 103

Drew Rickel
Donor Relations Officer
drickel@bbgardens.org
205.414.3950, ext. 102