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The City of Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, which has jurisdiction over the Gardens, is currently working on its plan for reopening the Gardens with the wellness and safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff of top priority. Follow the Gardens on social media and visit our homepage to sign up to receive our e-news as the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens brings the Gardens to you virtually. We wish you good health and look forward to welcoming you back in person as soon as City and State directives allow. Thank you for your support!

Partner Events

March 2020
 



Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center presents

Forge Gardening: Kitchen Herbs for Relaxation

POSTPONED

(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

POSTPONED

(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

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE JAPAN-AMERICA SOCIETY OF ALABAMA HAS CANCELED THE 2020 FESTIVAL, ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 21, DUE TO CONCERNS REGARDING COVID-19. 

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

POSTPONED

(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.