"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.

Wilds to Woodlands: Animal and Plant Adventures - A Collaborative Series with the Birmingham Zoo

  • Saturday, July 18 - Birmingham Botanical Gardens/Birmingham Zoo - Alabama Keystone Species: Gopher Tortoise and Longleaf Pine Ecosystems - 10-2 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 8 - Birmingham Botanical Gardens/Birmingham Zoo - North American Black Bear Botanical Picnic - 10-2 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 22 - Birmingham Botanical Gardens/Alabama Wildlife Center - Birds of The Gardens - 10-2 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 12 - Birmingham Botanical Gardens/Alabama Wildlife Center - TBD - 10-2 p.m.

While admission to The Gardens is free and programs are free, admission to Birmingham Zoo is necessary to take part in sessions at Birmingham Zoo


Creating Your Own Jurassic Garden!
Saturday, August 1 - 10-2 p.m.

Come join us on The Gardens’ Plaza to learn about a time before the evolution of flowering plants, the time of the dinosaurs, 200 million years ago. The smell of damp air and moist, decay earth. A time of incredibly strange animals and plants. What kind of plants? Jurassic plants – Cycads, Ferns and early Conifers!
Learn how to transform a small piece of your garden or even create a terrarium garden that will take you back to a time lost!







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.


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 tsteele@bbgardens.org.