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A cherished place of respite and inspiration for more than 55 years, Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open to all, every day of the week, and we look forward to your visit. Fall/winter hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (through March 13); spring/summer hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (March 14–November 7). 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.
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Saturdays in the Gardens: Plant Bee Balm for Pollinators (Webinar)

Saturdays in the Gardens: Plant Bee Balm for Pollinators (Webinar)

Led by Brooke McMinn, Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Saturday, May 15, 2021 | 10 a.m.-Noon

Join us online via Zoom!

Cost: $10

Bee Balms (plants in the Monarda genus) have a long history for being used as medicinal herbs but are now known as fantastic plants for pollinators. There are many new varieties to choose from that have been bred for easy growing and healthier plants. In this class, the Friends' own Brooke McMinn, Director of Education and Visitor Experience, will share tips and provide resources from the National Garden Bureau for planting your own bee balm for pollinators. Novice and seasoned gardeners are welcome!

Preregistration required; registration will close two hours prior to webinar start time.


Refunds (minus a $15 processing fee) will be given for Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens programs priced at $25 or more if notification is made at least 10 business days prior to class start date. (You are always welcome to send another person under your registration if you cannot attend.) Transfers may be made to programs of equal value at no additional fee. We reserve the right to cancel classes due to lack of participation or other unforeseen circumstances. Please note that programs are held rain or shine; in extreme weather conditions, programs may be canceled for your safety and the safety of staff and volunteers. If we cancel a program for any of these reasons, we will issue a full refund.