Upcoming Adult & Family Classes

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Yoga In The Gardens
Instructor: Suzanne Graham
Every Wednesday | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens - East Room
$72 Yoga Six Class Series
$15 Single Class

Suzanne Graham combines a flowing style with a focus on strength, breath, light-heartedness and a quiet spirituality. She finds that yoga provides the connection between the physical body, the true self, and the divine energy of the universe.

Suzanne is an ERYT 200 Kripalu lineage and a level 2 Thai Yoga facilitator.
This multidimensional approach to relaxation facilities deep integration of the mind, body, and spirit. This practice is appropriate for anyone, regardless of physical condition.



Family Yoga Series
Instructor: Annie Damsky
Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
March 15, April 5, May 3, June 7| 9-10 a.m.
$15 drop-in | $50 package
$5 for an additional family member (per class)

March 15 (craft: Breathing Bubble Snake)
April 5 (craft: Dream Catcher)
May 3 (activity: planting lavender and making an herb sachet)
June 7 (activity: cucumber coolant and mint hand scrub)

Enjoy this unique opportunity for healthy fun with the family in The Gardens. This energetic class will incorporate individual and partner yoga poses for strength and balance, plus breathing exercises to help foster calm and focus. Our garden inspired crafts will assist in cooling the mind and body. For ages 3 and up.


The Brown Bag Series

Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

April 9 | Medicinal Gardening | Cameron Strouss

Learn about herbal medicines and how to incorporate them into your garden and everyday life.

All sessions are FREE and take place from 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. Drinks and dessert are provided.


Cocktails with Class: Whiskey Edition

Instructors: Demian and LeNell Camacho Santa Ana

April 7 | 6 - 8 p.m.

$20 Members | $25 Non-Members

Demian and LeNell Camacho Santa Ana come to Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Monday, April 7, to host "Cocktails with Class: Whiskey Edition," a class presented by Junior Board of Birmingham Botanical Gardens.


Iron Fashioned
This drink recently won cocktail competition in honor of Vulcan. Made with Buffalo Rock ginger ale syrup.

Whiskey Sour
We'll sweeten it up with Alabama honey mixed with Georgia cane syrup.

Starry Night Julep
Made with blackberry syrup and mint.

Clyde May's Conecuh Ridge will be the featured whiskey used for this class.


Basic Bee-havior
Instructor: Sallie Lee, Extension Agent
April 19 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Exploration Classroom
Free Members-Only Class

Get to know the world’s sweetest pollinator – make friends with honey bees. Learn how to ‘bee-have’ around honey bees, and how easy it is to share space with these fascinating creatures. Pollinator populations, including honey bees, are in decline in many countries; learn what is being done to stabilize and increase their numbers worldwide.

If you are not a current member, visit www.bbgardens.org/membership to join or renew online.


Film Screening: "Growing Cities: A Film About Urban Farming in America"

Monday, April 21 | 7:30 p.m.

$5 Admission (at the door)

Community Garden Coalition for Birmingham and Birmingham Botanical Gardens will host a film screening at 7:30 p.m.

Prior to the film, light hors d'oeuvres, local beer and wine will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m. . A Q&A session will follow the film at 8:30 p.m.

21 years or older


Salsa de Mayo

Instructor: Lori Sours

May 1 | 6 - 8 p.m.

$20 Members | $25 Non-Members

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo without waiting for a table! Join the Junior Board of Birmingham Botanical Gardens for Salsa de Mayo, a fun, educational twist on the traditions of May fifth. Enjoy refreshing imported beer and tasty margaritas as you learn how to make your own gourmet salsa with a cooking lesson from professional chef Lori Sours, co-founder of the Salsa Senorita line. Sample the salsa creations and unwind with beer and margaritas – or water if things get too spicy!


Adult Gross Out Day
Instructor: Gross Out Day Camp Staff
May 3 | 10 – 2 p.m.
Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Adventure Classroom
$15 Members | $20 Non-Members

Curious about our Summer Gross Out Day Camp for kids???? Join expert naturalists as we explore the best of the worst nature has to offer. All in a safe atmosphere, we will see reptiles, bugs, stinky plants and more! Hands-on, a bit disgusting, and all taking place in the Great Outdoors.


Natural Beauty
Instructors: Elinor & Winfield Burks
Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Thursday, May 8 | 1:30 - 3 p.m.
$15 Members | $20 Non-Members

Join our favorite husband and wife duo, the Burks, as they teach you how to recreate a few of your favorite spa treatments. A continuation of a series in natural cosmetics, students will assemble and stitch an herbal eye pillow, make a smoothing salt or sugar scrub and make their own fabric freshening spray.


Old Thyme Herbal Remedies of the South
Instructor: Phyllis Light
Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Saturday, May 31 | 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
$30 Member | $35 Non-Member

The South is the only region of the United States that developed a folk medicine system after settlement of this country. It developed from the mixing of several different cultures and systems: the conventional medicine of Europe at that time, Native American plant uses and the folk medicines of the British Isles and Africa. Join Phyllis as she discusses common remedies for common complaints found in Southern Folk Medicine. If the weather permits, a portion of the class will be held in the native plant area of the gardens as we discuss the folk medicine uses of those plants.


The Brown Bag Series

Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens


June 11 | 411 to 911 Rescues | Hunter McBrayer

Come discover what the Alabama Cooperative Extension System Lab is and how it can help you identify problems and give you cures to your landscaping issues.

June 25 | The Dirt on Soil | Henry Hughes

Healthy plants start with a healthy soil. Learn how to find out how healthy your soil is and what you can do to make it better!

July 9 | A Change of Scenery | Mike McQueen

Discover how to make your landscape fit your current lifestyle, physical needs and desires.