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!

Birmingham Botanical Gardens Native Plant Conference

Photo: Linda B. Franklin, Monarda punctata—Spotted Beebalm

2019 Native Plant Conference

Native Plants of the Southeast: Our Landscapes, History, and Culture

May 30–June 2

Online registration is now closed, but you can still register by phone at 205.414.3950!

Launched in 1989, the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens' Native Plant Conference seeks to celebrate the study of southeastern native flora and to further the preservation of their natural habitats across the region. Recognized as one of the premier native plant events in the Southeast, the conference is hosted every other year at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Please join us!

Members of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Sponsoring Organizations and Businesses - $185

Non-Members - $205

Full-Time Students - $150 

(All prices include lunch both days.)

Student Scholarships Available

Featuring: Pre-conference workshops, sales of books authored by presenters, plant sales, student poster session, field trips, and a special evening dinner.