The events listed on this page may be presented in part by partners of The Gardens. Contact information or links may direct you to organizations other than Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
April 4 - 5
Friday, April 4
2 - 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 5
9 - 3 p.m.
Locations: Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Meyer's Plant and Pottery (Pelham)
Saturday, April 5
8:30 a.m. - Until
April 7 - 9, 2014
From April 7-9, Little Garden Club of Birmingham will host delegates from Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama at a regional business meeting of the Garden Club of America, an organization founded in 1913 whose purpose is to stimulate the love of gardening; to share the advantage of association by means of educational meetings, conferences, correspondence, and publications; and to restore, improve and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement. (Locally, Red Mountain Garden Club is also a GCA-affiliated club).
presented by Shades Valley Rotary Club
Friday, April 25
Dinner - Music - Dancing - Silent Auction
To benefit the internship program at Birmingham Botanical Gardens
For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Becky Swindall at 205.977.7270 or email@example.com
American Garden Award and Birmingham Botanical Gardens are proud to announce the four contestants for the 2014 American Garden Award contest. There are a total of thirty-two prestigious public gardens participating in the American Garden Award, the nation’s only flower popularity contest. The American Garden Award is a unique opportunity for the public to vote on a specific flower that they think has the most appealing garden characteristics. Each of the four contestants listed below will soon be planted in Birmingham Botanical Gardens and ready to strut their stuff for the voting, which begins on May 1.
There are three ways to vote, after May 1:
The four entries are:
Cuphea Sriracha™ Violet F1 from Syngenta Flowers Inc.
Foxglove Digiplexis Illumination Flame from Cultivaris North America LLC
Petunia SangunaRadiant Blue from Syngenta Flowers Inc.
Voting will be open from May 1 until September 30 and winners will be announced in October.
The American Garden Award program is administered by the All-America Selections® Display Garden program.
May 10 - 11
Saturday, May 11: 3 p.m. - American Rose Society Consulting Rosarian Gloria Purnell will speak at our
Our lecturer this year will be botanist Garrie P. Landry, of Louisiana State University in Lafayette, who will speak about his experiences in “Exploring for Rare Ferns in Louisiana.” Landry is a native of Franklin, Louisiana. He earned a B.S. in Botany from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and an M.S. from Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge. He is currently employed by LSU-Lafayette.
Birmingham Fern Society Annual Show & Sale
1 - 6 p.m.
The Birmingham Fern Society’s 38th Annual Show and Sale will take place on Wednesday, June 18 from
1 - 6 p.m. at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. This event is free and open to the public.
8 - 10 a.m.; vases will be provided. Experts will be available to help everyone identify their fern entries. Ribbons will be awarded to the top three entries in each category. All entries will be available for viewing after judging is complete.
Saturday May 24
Fresh Air Family is offering their award winning Gross Out Day Camp in the Birmingham area. Expert naturalists will lead students in the great outdoors to explore the best, worst, and the grossest nature has to offer! Activities include hikes, creek stomping, crafts, journaling and live animals!
Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
(if registered by February 15: $175 members, $200 non-members)