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The Gardens are open to all, every day of the year.

Hours & Admission

General Admission

The Gardens are free and open to the public every day of the year. Seasonal hours correspond with daylight savings time. 

Spring/Summer Garden hours (March 10, 2024–November 3, 2024)
7 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon–Sun

Fall/Winter Garden hours (November 3, 2024–March 9, 2025)
7 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon–Sun


Parking is free. A limited number of large-vehicle spaces are available. Friendly reminder: Be sure to lock your vehicle and avoid leaving items of value in your car during your visit.


Garden Center
8 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon–Fri
Masks are currently optional indoors, with occupancy limited to 75 percent for special events.

Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens
9 a.m.–4 p.m., Mon–Fri

Leaf & Petal at the Gardens Gift Shop
9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Mon–Sat
12–5 p.m., Sun

The Gardens Café by Kathy G
11 a.m.–2 p.m., Tues–Fri

Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES)
by appointment only, Mon–Fri

Friends of Birmingham
Botanical Gardens

Office hours: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays

The nonprofit Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is the mission-driven membership organization that seeks to protect, nurture, and share the wonders of the Gardens. Join, renew, or give the gift of membership in person or online. Choose your member gift at our offices located on the second floor of the Garden Center.

Forman Garden

Our Gardens

From beautiful blooms to wondrous woodlands to noteworthy natives, we invite you to explore our distinctive garden spaces through the seasons.

Guided Tours

The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is delighted to offer Guided Garden Tours, available Monday through Friday with advance notice.

Accessibility & Pet Policy

The parking lot and Garden Center, including the Library at the Gardens, are barrier-free facilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). During operating hours of the Garden Center, complimentary wheelchairs are available for checkout at our front desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that some areas of the Gardens are not barrier-free, and assistance will be necessary; however, many paths and garden areas have hard surfaces and offer numerous opportunities to explore.

Pet Policy
Certified service animals are welcome; pets and other animals are not permitted at the Gardens.


From season to season, our garden spaces offer a gateway to experience the beauty and tranquility of nature. Come explore our miles of serene walking paths, see what’s in bloom, sit beside a peaceful water feature, do some bird-watching, plan an outdoor wedding or event, or enjoy a gardening or wellness class.

To make the most of your time here, let our visitor map or children’s treasure map be your guide.