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!

Spring Plant Fair




Spring Plant Fair

Hosted by the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Sunday, April 25 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

(This event was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 24, but will be held on its rain date due to the threat of inclement weather on April 24.)

Formal Garden


As part of Earth Day weekend, the Friends’ Education & Visitor Experience team will host a free, informational Spring Plant Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, in the Formal Garden at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The fair will feature exhibits created by the Library at the Gardens, select Friends growing groups, and local plant societies. Exhibits, which will be contactless and encourage social distancing, will highlight 3–5 plants from each group, growing tips, and the plants’ benefits in the garden.

Featured Growing Groups:
Ferns
Herbs
Native Plants
Perennials
Trees & Shrubs
Tropicals

Featured Plant Societies:
Alabama Bonsai Society
Alabama Orchid Society
Birmingham Camellia Society
Birmingham Fern Society

Additionally, the Friends will lead a Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Donation Drive and Used Book Giveaway on Blount Plaza with books from the library's collection. Visitors will have the ability to choose books from those on hand by making a donation to the Friends.

Finally, we will also have a limited number of family-friendly Earth Day grab bags containing eco-conscious materials such as pollinator-friendly seed packets and mosquito dunks, available at the Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Donation Drive—while supplies last!