Weekend Programs

Gardens à la carte!


Meet local scientists, artists, historians and other professionals to learn about their work. Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens new 'Gardens à la carte!' series offers leading professionals from Birmingham and surrounding areas the opportunity to have conversations with the general public about their passion, how it relates to gardening and why they feel it is important to our community.

September 15: Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens invite you to drop by Blount Plaza on Saturday, September 15 from 10-noon to meet Dr. Meaghan Pimsler and learn about Alabama’s native insect pollinators. Dr. Meaghan is an entomologist and scientific researcher at the University of Alabama. She has worked on several projects studying bumble bees of North America, including her current project studying urban bumble bees to learn how living in cities affects bumble bee health. Come explore the variety of native pollinators in Alabama, learn about the life cycle of bumble bees and discover the importance of native pollinators. Dr. Meaghan will also demonstrate how researchers study native bees, both in the field and in the lab, and answer as many of your questions as she can. It will BEE fun!




Would you like to join our team of education volunteers? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Alice Moore at amoore@bbgardens.org or 205.414.3962 or follow the link below to visit our brand new, easy-to-use web portal. There, you’ll find all current volunteer opportunities including Garden Docents, Field Trip Docents, Library Volunteers, as well as opportunities to complete you Certificate in Native Plant Studies Volunteer Hours.

Volunteer Hub