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!

Plant Adventures Programs

Plant Adventures Programs offer an evolving framework to explore the intersection of human diversity and plant diversity. One role of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is to facilitate such exploration in this unique urban environment and in outreach to the Greater Birmingham community. These programs are designed to make plants and The Gardens accessible to visitors and participants of all abilities.

Program Objectives:

  • Provide truly inclusive programming for participants of all abilities.
  • Promote the well-being of people and the environment.
  • Emphasize education and community collaboration.
  • Explore people’s cultural connections to plants.

Program Areas:

  • In the Zone - hands-on, educational volunteer activities with plants along with explorations of their relationship to our human ecology through The Gardens’ collections.
  • Adventures in The Gardens - seasonal botanical explorations for groups in The Gardens.
  • Access Gardens - golf cart tours for visitors with genuine mobility issues
  • Outreach Adventures - botanical outreach and educational experiences for children and adults in the community.

Getting Involved

For more information on how you can support or get involved with Plant Adventures, contact Director of Education and Visitor Experience Brooke McMinn at 205.414.3951 or [email protected]

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Plant Adventure Programs made possible by

Hill Crest Foundation - Comer Foundation - Cawaco RC&D