The Gardens' 67.5 acres is filled with more than 30 thematic gardens, each one classified into one of three types: Gardens of Collections, Gardens of Nature and Gardens of Culture.

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Gardens of Collections
This type focuses on a specific plant genus, family or other identified group (e.g., Asia). Gardens that fit into this category are:

Gardens of Nature
This type focuses on native plants of the southeastern US and eco-geographical plant groups. Gardens that fit into this category are:

Gardens of Culture
This type focuses on a particular design style or an aspect of human culture. Gardens that fit into this category are:

Other Areas of Interest
There are some items at The Gardens that do not fit within our classification system, but are still a valuable part of Birmingham Botanical Gardens.