Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open!
After a three-month closure, Birmingham Botanical Gardens reopened to the public on Monday, June 15. 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!

Partner Events

March 2020

Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center presents

Forge Gardening: Kitchen Herbs for Relaxation


(Originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 17)

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.

The Birmingham Fern Society presents

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


(Originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 | 12:30 p.m.)

Hodges Room at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

The Japan-America Society of Alabama presents

2020 Cherry Blossom Festival


We look forward to having you with us for the 2021 festival! 

April 2020

The Early Bird Violet Club of Birmingham presents

Violets Go to Hollywood: An AVSAA Accredited Show and Sale


(Originally scheduled for Friday, April 24 | 2-4 p.m. and Saturday, April 25 | 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.)

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Free admission!

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

May 2020

The Birmingham Fern Society presents

“I Filled Up My Garden, So…, I Started a Botanical Garden!”

with Hayes Jackson of Anniston, Alabama's Longleaf Botanical Gardens

Wednesday, May 20 | 12:30 p.m.

Hodges Room at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

June 2020

The Birmingham Fern Society presents

Fern Walk and Talk led by Dr. Dan Jones

Saturday, June 13 | 9 a.m.

Free and open to the public!

Explore the Fern Glade of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and hear Dr. Jones discuss and compare its specimens, highlighting the strengths and unique characteristics of each fern variety.

The Birmingham Fern Society presents

Fern Expo and Sale

Saturday, June 20 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Auditorium and Hodges Room at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Discover the beautiful and bountiful assets of ferns at this public expo and sale. There will be a huge variety of specialty ferns for purchase; these are rarely, if ever, found in the nursery trade. Members of the Birmingham Fern Society will be on hand to answer questions and help you choose the best ferns for your site.