Birmingham Botanical Gardens is currently closed.
Due to the current public health state of emergency, the Birmingham Park and Recreation Board voted March 16 to close the Gardens and Garden Center, with an unspecified date for reopening, in an effort to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition, Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens programs, events, and activities have been canceled or postponed through April 30. Please check back for updates. We extend our sincere hopes for the good health and well-being of the entire community.

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.