Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open!
A cherished place of respite for our community and visitors from around the world for more than 55 years, Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open to all, and we look forward to your visit. The Gardens are currently open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the week, with access limited to the front entrance gates. 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!

Family Friday: Mindful Outdoor Experience

Family Fridays: Mindful Outdoor Experience

Led by Ashley McDuff Clarke, Certified Yoga Instructor

Friday, November 13 | 3-4 p.m.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens | Meet in Blount Plaza

$15 child + 1 adult | $5 for an additional family member

This experience includes a short introduction to the land in order to foster a sense of appreciation, curiosity and gratitude for place. It is followed by a series of steps to invite participants into the present moment. We awaken the senses and transition to a relaxed state of being by walking with awareness, noticing sensations in relationship to the land and elements, and “nature meditations," where participants are invited to sit and observe movement and stillness on the land. We conclude with a voluntary group sharing of our individual experiences.

No previous hiking experience is necessary. Walks are less than one a mile in length but do include a brief sit spot to meditate mindfully on your natural surroundings. Learn the Fox Walk, Owl Eyes, and Deer Ears and enjoy experiencing Nature with new appreciation.


In accordance with the statewide mask mandate all participants in any outdoor programs will be required to maintain a minimum distance of six feet from any person from another household whenever possible, all participants over the age of six will be required to wear masks (subject to exceptions outlined by the mandate), and masks will be encouraged for participants under the age of six if possible.

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.