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Native Plant Studies

Discover native perennials and learn about the ways they support a healthy environment.

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 Education Activities Specialist Dawn Coleman Lee at for more information.