Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open to all, every day of the week. Spring/summer hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (March 13–November 5). Please note that face coverings are optional inside City of Birmingham-owned buildings and venues, including the Garden Center and other indoor facilities at the Gardens, effective March 1, 2022. For more information and guidelines for visiting, please click here. We look forward to your visit!


Click here to explore volunteer opportunities at the Gardens on VolunteerHub.

Volunteers lead by example, committing themselves to a cause with unbridled enthusiasm, loyalty and skill. Our volunteers help us fulfill our mission and are absolutely vital to our success. We strive to offer rich, rewarding experiences to each of these talented community leaders. By donating your time, you are giving something back to your community and joining us in enhancing lives with plants. 


Adults and teens, men and women, young professionals and retirees, master gardeners and plant novices, outdoorsy-types and city-slickers. People from all walks of life and all age groups give their time to the Gardens. We provide you with on-the-job training and guide you along the way to help you increase and utilize your skills. (Please note that we do not accept volunteers for court-ordered community service.)


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Join our volunteer team at a special event or out in a garden, as an education docent or a library assistant. We also have spots available in our office. Whatever your talents or passions, we will find a way to plug you in to start making an impact in your community. 


  • Learn through service
  • Improve health
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Discover and develop new skills
  • Gain a sense of independence
  • Network with other volunteers
  • Make new friends


We have volunteer opportunities throughout the year! Whether it's a special event or a special workday out in the Gardens, we have something every season. 

Adults, teens and groups can be a part of our volunteer team by contacting [email protected] or 205.414.3950, ext. 104.