Upcoming Events


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.



Scale Back Alabama

January 19 - 25, 11 - 1 p.m.

Those 18 and older can now participate in teams of two, rather than teams of four, and they can go online to register themselves starting January 6. Once registered, they must go to an official weigh-in site during the week of Jan. 19 – 25 to do their initial weigh in. Then, each week they will receive health tips from a panel of experts. At the end of the contest, all individuals and teams who lose at least 10 pounds (one pound a week) will be placed in a drawing for cash prizes.

For more information and to register online, visit www.scalebackalabama.com



The Birmingham Fern Society Presents:

May 20 & 21, 2015
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

May 20, 4:30 p.m. “Propagation of Ferns”
Naud Burnett is CEO of Casa Flora, fern wholesaler in Dallas, Texas. He currently serves on the Board of the Hardy Fern Foundation. Mr. Burnett is a well-known landscape architect with a degree in landscape architecture from Texas A & M University.

May 20, 6 p.m. “Searching the World for Ferns”
Eddie Watkins is an associate professor of biology at Colgate University and a native of Alabama. He did his undergraduate work at Auburn University, Masters’ of Science from Iowa State University, Ph.D. from University of Florida and post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University. He is currently the President of the American Fern Society.

May 21, 10 a.m. Guided walk and picnic lunch
The Birmingham Fern Society welcomes everyone to tour the Fern Glade at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. We will meet on the Blount Plaza at 10 a.m. Please bring a picnic lunch.


Fresh Air Family: Gross Out Camps

$200 members (Gardens, FAF), $225 non-members
Hours: 9am-5pm. Before and after care $25.


Sign up now for award-winning Gross Out Camp. Join expert naturalists as we explore the best of the worst earth has to offer. All in a safe atmosphere, we will see reptiles,
macroinvertebrates, bugs, stinky plants and more. Activities include hikes, creek stomping, crafts, journaling, and live animal demonstrations with birds and snakes!

Grades 1-4                     Grades 5-7                            Grades 1-7
June 1-5                           July 20-24                              June 8-12
June 15-19                       June 29-July 3
July 6-10
July 13-17
July 27-31

To register, please go to www.GrossOutCamp.org
or email Amanda@FreshaAirFamily.org or call 205.335.3483
Find out more about camps and 400 free family events at


Birmingham Butterfly Education and Awareness Day

June 13, 10-2 p.m.