May 31, 2015

1-5 p.m.

Admission is free.



Earth Day at The Gardens returns on May 31, 2015 from 1 – 5 p.m. in the Formal Garden in front of the Conservatory.

This year, the annual celebration will commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II by highlighting
Victory Gardens.

Displays and demonstrations will feature topics such as: 1940’s Victory Garden design, archival display of Victory Garden memorabilia, World War II Victory Garden propaganda movies, Victory Garden inspired art crafts, Story time with American Girl Molly and Victory Garden character actors. Focus will be maintained on how urban gardens impacted American culture during World War II and how they impacts us today.


Gerlach Plant Information Center - Garden Center

1-5 p.m. - Archival Display and Canning Demonstration

Formal Garden

1-5 p.m. - Vendor booths with activities, children's activities, rotation of character actors

1-5 p.m. - Live music by DJ Lowry Entertainment Services

1-5 p.m. - Era-themed photo booth by Little Red Photo Booths

Linn-Henley Lecture Hall - Movie Schedule

1-1:30 p.m. - Victory Gardens (20 minutes)

& Barney Bear's Victor Garden (8 minutes)

1:30-3 p.m. Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front

3-3:30 p.m. - Victory Gardens (20 minutes)

& Andy Panda's Victory Garden (7 minutes)

3:30-5 p.m. - Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front

The event is free to the public.

Community Garden Coalition for Birmingham and Birmingham Botanical Gardens will partner for this event.


Is your organization interested in being a part of Earth Day at The Gardens?

Learn more about how to become an exhibitor or vendor and complete the application form today.

Request exhibitor information from Volunteer Coordinator Taylor Steele at

Volunteer at Earth Day at The Gardens!

Interested in being a part of Earth Day at The Gardens? While it's free and open to the public, Earth Day is made possible due to hours of behind the scenes work from staff and volunteers. We have many positions ranging from set-up to hospitality to assisting exhibitors. To learn more about the opportunities, contact Taylor Steele, volunteer coordinator, at 205.414.3962 or

Adult Volunteer Application

Teen Volunteer Application