Partner Events

March 2020

The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Homewood Public Library present

Apollo Moon Tree and Moon Rocks

Friday, March 6 | 1-2 p.m. | Homewood Public Library

Saturday, March 7 | 2-3 p.m. | Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Join Jason Kirby, Library Assistant and Archivist for the Library at the Gardens, and Judith Wright, Teen Librarian at Homewood Public Library, as they team up to continue the nation's celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. Jason will share fun facts about the 1971 Apollo 14 NASA mission that explored the effects of weightlessness on seeds, and the trees— including the Gardens' own Moon sycamore— that grew from them. Judith will show off Moon Rocks on loan through the [email protected] My Library project. Free and open to the public!

Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center presents

Forge Gardening: Kitchen Herbs for Relaxation

Tuesday, March 17 | 10-11:30 a.m.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

In this month's class, a Master Gardener will guide attendees in potting herbs to take home and aid in finding relaxation and bringing further meaning to our everyday lives. This class will teach participants how to relax and enjoy the everyday moments. Please bring your own pot, approximately 10-12 inches in diameter. Forge's monthly classes are for anyone who has ever been diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as their loved ones and the healthcare professionals that serve them. To reserve your place, we request a $5 reservation fee. Scholarships are available; for more information please contact Forge at 205-838-6159.

Register here.

The Birmingham Fern Society presents

"Using Ferns Indoors Successfully! Demonstrations and Ideas” with Caitlin Hastings of Botanica

Wednesday, March 18 | 12:30 p.m.

Hodges Room at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

The Japan-America Society of Alabama presents

2020 Cherry Blossom Festival

Saturday, March 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Join us for one of our biggest event of the year-- the 2020 Sakura Matsuri at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens! Stay tuned for our performance lineup and a full list of guests, but here are just some of those joining us this year:

ACT Defense
Alabama Bonsai Society
Alabama Multicultural Organization
Birmingham Museum of Art
Birmingham Urasenke Association
Briarwood Japanese Church
Consul General of Japan
Japan-America Society of Alabama
Kendama USA
Shakuhachi Performance
Paperworkers Local

Parking will be available at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, but it will be limited. We encourage you to carpool!

April 2020

The Early Bird Violet Club of Birmingham presents

Violets Go to Hollywood: An AVSAA Accredited Show and Sale

Friday, April 24 | 2-4 p.m.

Saturday, April 25 | 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Free admission!

Judging begins 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 24.