Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open to all, every day of the week. Spring/summer hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (through November 6). In light of the increased number of Covid-19 cases in Birmingham and Alabama, the City of Birmingham has implemented an ordinance requiring face coverings inside City-owned buildings and venues, including the Garden Center and other indoor facilities at the Gardens, effective July 29, 2021. For more information and guidelines for visiting, please click here. We look forward to your visit!

Quick Facts

Size:

67.5 Acres
Admission: Free
Operating Hours: Sunrise to sunset, 365 days per year
Guests: Over 350,000 annually
Volunteers: 30,000+ hours logged annually

Education:

Discovery Field Trips - curriculum-based: Serve on average 10,000 area students.
Children's Summer Programs
Teacher Training - State-endorsed Curriculum
Adult classes, lectures, and workshops

Library:

Member Library of Jefferson County Library Cooperative
Largest free-lending Horticultural Library in the country
Shelves over 9,000 items 
Loans over 10,000 items annually

Partners:

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Federated Garden Clubs
Plant Societies
Jefferson County Library Cooperative

Meeting Facilities:

Host to over 1000 public and private events annually
Utilized by individuals and public and private organizations
Events include receptions, weddings, meetings, conferences, and lectures
250+ Parking Spaces

Gardens of Special Interest:

Japanese Gardens - Internationally known with authentically crafted tea house
Wildflower Garden - 400+ taxa of Alabama native plants
Fern Glade - 100+ taxa of ferns
Southern Living Garden- Features Southern Living Plant Collection

Plant Collection:

3,000+ taxa of plants
25+ interpretive and thematic gardens
Garden Conservatory

Non-Living Collection:

Herbarium
30+ works of outdoor sculpture
Library