Birmingham Botanical Gardens is currently closed.
The City of Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, which has jurisdiction over the Gardens, is currently working on its plan for reopening the Gardens with the wellness and safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff of top priority. Follow the Gardens on social media and visit our homepage to sign up to receive our e-news as the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens brings the Gardens to you virtually. We wish you good health and look forward to welcoming you back in person as soon as City and State directives allow. Thank you for your support!


Find Volunteer opportunities at the Gardens at 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.)


Dig. Teach. Party. File.

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.