Upcoming Events

Community Garden Coaltion Garden Gathering

Spooky Science from Fresh Air Family

Alabama Designer Craftsmen Fall Show

Red Mountain Garden Club annual Greenery Sale

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.





Garden Gathering
Community Garden Coalition
October 26 | 2 - 5 p.m.
Location: B.E.E Community Garden,
Free Event

Join the Community Garden Coalition for Birmingham and Friends of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for the 2nd annual Community Garden Gathering on Sunday, October 26th at the B.E.E. Community Garden! There will be snacks, activities, education and more for the whole family to enjoy! Visit www.cgcbham.org or our Facebook page for more information on this free event!


Spooky Science from Fresh Air Family

October 26 | 2 - 4 p.m.

Arrington Plant Adventure Zone

Free Event

The free program in the Arrington Plant Adventure Zone is open to families with children of all ages. Halloween costumes are encouraged!
Participants will make a witches brew guaranteed to bubble and fizz. They can mix their own ooze that flows and sticks. Chemicals can mix up human (style) blood and insect blood – one of them is green! Faux spiders creep and kids can catch them and put them in a craft!
These science experiments will be available at hands-on stations. It is every bit as gross as Fresh Air Family’s award-winning Gross Out Camp. There will also be treats and a few tricks!
A new youth program will also be announced at the event. The Gardens and Fresh Air Family are starting a new science program for grades 2-7.

Spooky Science is a partnership between Fresh Air Family and Birmingham Botanical Gardens.


42nd Annual Alabama Designer Craftsmen Fall Show
Garden Center | Rain or Shine
November 8th and 9th
10 - 5 p.m.

Artists from Alabama who are juried members of The Alabama Designer Craftsmen will be selling their work for your Holiday shopping pleasure. The artistic creations will include basketry, batik, ceramics ( kitchen ware, garden, decorative and sculptural) fibers (knitted, sewn and woven wear, wall quilts), glass (fused, recycled, slumped and stained), painted and carved gourds, handmade accessories made from fabrics or other fibers, jewelry, metal working, wood working (including handmade furniture, kitchen utensils and turned bowls), and much more. Some crafts will be demonstrated and there will be a fun, ongoing Children’s Corner educational program.

Many of the ADC artists are recognized by the Alabama State Council on the Arts as leading artists in their fields. The works for sale are individually and uniquely made and meant to be worn, used in the home or office, as outdoor artistic decoration and to be enjoyed for years to come. Items are reasonably priced for individuals or to be used as corporate gifts.

Contact: Lynnette Hesser, ADC 2014 Show Chair, 256.452.8213





Red Mountain Garden Club annual Greenery Sale

Wednesday, December 3

9 - 1 p.m.

The Red Mountain Garden Club will host its annual Greenery Sale on Wednesday, December 3, at Birmingham Botanical Gardens from 9 - 1 p.m. Proceeds from the sale benefit Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham Museum of Art and other civic endeavors throughout the city. Fresh cut greenery such as Hemlock, Pine, Frasier Fir and Magnolia can be purchased as well as beautiful wreaths in different sizes. Members also construct handmade kissing balls, topiary trees and table arrangements. For a special treat these talented ladies will create a beautiful arrangement for your mailbox for you to enjoy. Unusual ribbon, bows and unique gift items are available to complete your Holiday decorating and gift giving.

Garden Club members as well as Pratt Brown of Pratt Brown Landscapes and Bob Newton of Landscape Services donate much of the greenery.

Presale order forms for some of the items can be found on the Red Mountain Garden Club website: redmountaingardenclub.com.

Download an order form here.

This year's greenery sale chairmen are Cary Walheim and Kimberly Bean.