NEW Weekend Educational Programs

"Get Into The Gardens" is a new weekend program that provides free educational programming to visitors at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The series will include family-friendly demonstrations, the return of Hikes for Tykes, an educational outdoor adventure designed for preschool children and their families, and Sunday Scene, an educational walk through each of the gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.


All programs are free.  Registration is not required.  Meet in The Gardens' plaza.


Pruning of the Dunn Formal Rose Garden - February 28, 8 - noon

Instruction will be given by Birmingham Rose Society members on pruning and care of roses. Bad weather makeup date is scheduled for March 7.




Beginning at 10 a.m. every Saturday, Hikes for Tykes is another free program provided to

visitors of The Gardens, this walk encourages pre-school children and their

parents to engage in an outdoor educational adventure.

March 28 - ABCs of The Gardens - Identify all the letters of the alphabet on a hike through The Gardens.

April 11 - Oh Say Can You Say What's the Weather Today? - Walk through The Gardens discussing different types of weather and signs that the weather is changing. Read "Oh Say Can You Say What's the Weather Today?" and look at our weather station. Discuss everyone's favorite kinds of weather and what plants may like the same on the walk back to the plaza.

April 25 - Oh Say Can You Seed? - Walk through The Gardens discussing the functions of flowers, fruits and seeds. Read "Oh Say Can You Seed?" and make bean seed necklaces for children to take home while discussing what seeds need to grow. Look for seedlings, buds and flowers on the walk back to the plaza.

May 09 - What Would a Dr. Seuss Garden Look Like? Join us as we read, "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" as we hike and look at The Gardens, experiencing plants and places that excite our imagination!

May 23 - Big Nature! An "I Spy" hike.

May 30 - A Hike to Remember - Memory games to learn about nature.



The program is offered in partnership with Fresh Air Family.


The Sunday Scene also returns as the final component of the series, leading visitors on educational walks through The Gardens.


All walks in the Sunday Scene begin at 2 p.m.


For more information about the "Get Into The Gardens" series, contact

Volunteer Coordinator Taylor Steele at 205.414.3962 or