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.

 

 

Schedule:

 

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.

July 26, 10 a.m. Plant Adventures Program Specialist Brooke McMinn will lead preschool children on a hands-on garden exploration beginning at the Granite Garden at Blount Plaza. Free. bmcminn@bbgardens.org.

August 2, 10 a.m. Pre-school children will go on a shape hunt with Anwen! We will go through the garden hunting for shapes and discussing why plants grow that way. Free. Events@FreshAirFamily.org.

August 9, 10 a.m. A member of Birmingham Botanical Gardens' educational staff will take pre-school children and their families on a hands-on educational adventure through the gardens. Free. Events@FreshAirFamily.org.

August 16, 10 a.m. Go on a magical storytelling hike with Fresh Air Family's Verna Gates. Are there fairies and dragons in the Gardens? We will be on the lookout! Fairy house building to follow. Free. Events@FreshAirFamily.org.

August 23, 10 a.m. A member of Birmingham Botanical Gardens' educational staff will take pre-school children and their families on a hands-on educational adventure through the gardens. Free. Events@FreshAirFamily.org.

August 30, 10 a.m. Go on a magical storytelling hike with Fresh Air Family's Verna Gates. Are there fairies and dragons in the Gardens? We will be on the lookout! Fairy house building to follow. Free. Events@FreshAirFamily.org.

 

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.