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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.
We hope to see you soon at the Gardens!

Spring Plant Sale (Online)



Hosted by the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Member Priority Shopping: April 15–16

Open to the Public: April 17–18


This year, the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens' popular Spring Plant Sale is moving online, and we're excited to give you a sneak peek of offerings in advance of the virtual sale.

With the safety of our community top of mind, the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens will host its annual Spring Plant Sale—our largest plant sale fundraiser of the year—virtually in April 2021. 

Choose from dozens of varieties of natives, ferns, perennials, herbs, tropicals and houseplants, trees and shrubs—all selected by our expert growing groups—while supporting the Gardens and everything it makes possible. Members of the Friends will enjoy priority access to the online sale April 15–16, as well as first choice of pickup time April 23–25 at the Gardens. The online sale opens to the public April 17–18.


  • The online sale will open to Members at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 15. Plant quantities are limited—mark your calendar to shop early!
  • Have your Membership card handy. You will be prompted to enter your active Member number before adding the first item to your cart.
  • Can't find your Member number or unsure if your Membership is current? Contact us weekdays at 205.414.3950 or [email protected].
  • After you make your online purchase, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for reserving your pickup time April 23–25.
  • Thank you for shopping the sale! Your purchases and Membership help us protect, nurture, and share the wonders of Birmingham Botanical Gardens!

“After the sale’s cancellation in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are thrilled that this popular event will return in 2021,” says Tom Underwood, Executive Director of the Friends. “Because our Spring Plant Sale is staffed by volunteers and normally draws more than 5,000 attendees, we decided to move the 2021 sale online as we continue to do all we can to keep our community safe while also raising funds for the Gardens and helping Birmingham prepare to get outside and grow this spring. The sale is a wonderful and important part of the fabric of our community, a signal that spring is here. We are grateful for all who give back to the Friends through membership, donations, and plant purchases and invite the entire community to join our efforts by shopping the virtual sale this spring!

Spring Plant Fair | Saturday, April 24

In conjunction with the Spring Plant Sale and 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 Saturday, April 24, 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.

Thank you for helping us protect, nurture, and share the wonders of the Gardens through your annual membership, plant sale purchases, volunteer service, honorary and memorial tribute gifts, donations, and planned giving. We need your support now more than ever.

Not a member? Join online today!