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2023 Native Plant Conference

Explore our 2023 Conference Schedule!

The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is pleased to announce the speaker lineup and event schedule for our signature Native Plant Conference highlighting native plants of the southeast: Beneficial & beautiful.

**Some events require separate registration

Friday, March 10

8 a.m.—5 p.m.

7—8 a.m.

Continental Breakfast
8—8:45 a.m.

Opening Keynote: Douglas Tallamy
9—10:15 a.m.

Wayne Barger: Plant Conservation in Alabama

Molly Hendry: Crafting a Wildflower Garden
11:15 a.m.—noon

Boxed Lunch/Garden Exploration
noon—1 p.m.

Keith Turney: Kaul Wildflower Garden Tour
1:15—2:15 p.m.

June Mays: Designing with Native Plants
2:30—3:30 p.m.

Success with Natives: Lightning Round Presentations
3:30—4:30 p.m.

4:30—5 p.m.

Farm to Table Dinner**
5—6:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 11

8 a.m.—5 p.m.

Continental Breakfast
8—9 a.m.

Mike Berkley: Installing Native Landscapes
9—10 a.m.

Live Podcast with Kyle Lybarger, Molly Hendry, and Keith Turney
10—10:45 a.m.

Richard Carroll: A Pollen’s Life
11—11:45 a.m.

Ruffner Mountain Field Trip (boxed lunch included)
11:45—2:45 p.m.

Patrick Thompson: A Spotlight on Alabama Sandstone Oak
3—3:45 p.m.

Brian Keener: Growing the Alabama Flora Through Exploration and Discovery
3:45—4:30 p.m.

4:30—5 p.m.

Sunday, March 12

Field Trip to Oak Mountain State Park**
9 a.m.—1p.m.