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Botanical Creative Arts

Discover creative passions and learn new artistic skills!

En Plein Air

Japanese Garden

Saturday, December 16 | 12:30 pm3:30 pm

Join us for a delightful artistic experience amidst the serene beauty of the Gardens! Learn the basics of en plein air painting with local landscape artist, Caroline Gray. Previous experience…

Portrait Photography Workshop

Southern Living Garden

Thursday, February 1, 2024 | 3:00 pm4:30 pm

Year-round, the Gardens provide so many beautiful backdrops for the perfect portrait. This class goes over the basic principles and topics of portrait photography-manual settings, lighting, posing, and more

Valentine’s Day Tablescapes

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 | 11:00 am1:00 pm

Join us in the Ireland Room for a Valentine’s Day mimosa and enjoy a tablescape demonstration with Kathleen Varner, owner of Birmingham-based Petals and Props. Participants will create a floral…

Each year, the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens offers a wide variety of introductory and in-depth classes about native southeastern plants and their importance to the environment. Offerings include core courses, electives, field trips, and volunteer service for a well-rounded experience for homeowners as well as professionals and volunteers working in the fields of conservation, horticulture, landscape design, land management, and environmental education.

Classes may be taken throughout the year (members of the Friends receive a discount!), with an optional Certificate in Native Plant Studies available.

Contact the Education and Community Engagement department at [email protected] for more information.