Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open to all, every day of the week. Spring/summer hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (through November 6). In light of the increased number of Covid-19 cases in Birmingham and Alabama, the City of Birmingham has implemented an ordinance requiring face coverings inside City-owned buildings and venues, including the Garden Center and other indoor facilities at the Gardens, effective July 29, 2021. For more information and guidelines for visiting, please click here. We look forward to your visit!

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Directions from Gadsden/Trussville/Atlanta area:

Traveling in on I-20 west (from Atlanta) or I-59 south (from Gadsden) continue traveling and the two interstates will unite. Continue on I-59/20 until the Hwy. 280 E/31 S/Carraway exit (exit will be on the right then loops to the left). Continue on 280/31 until exiting at the 280 E exit to Sylacauga (on your right). After descending the ramp look to your right and you will see a sign that says Mountain Brook Zoo/Garden; come off at that exit. At the end of the exit at your 1st traffic light make a left & you will see a fork in the road, take the right fork. This will be Lane Park Road. Travel 1/4 mile and you will see the entrance to The Gardens on your left.

Directions from Tuscaloosa/Bessemer area:

Traveling in on I-20/I-59 north from Tuscaloosa continue traveling until you get to the Hwy. 280 E/31 S/Carraway exit (exit on right). Continue on 280/31 until exiting at the 280 E exit to Sylacauga. After descending the ramp look to your right and you will see a sign that says Mountain Brook Zoo/Garden; come off at that exit. At the end of the ramp turn left at the 1st traffic light & make an immediate right at the fork. This will be Lane Park Road. Travel 1/4 mile and you will see the entrance to The Gardens on your left.

Directions from downtown Birmingham area:

Take University Blvd (8th Ave S) to Hwy. 280/31 and travel East/South. Continue on 280/31 until exiting at the 280 E exit to Sylacauga. After descending the ramp look to your right and you will see a sign that says Mountain Brook Zoo/Garden; come off at that exit. At the 1st traffic light make a left and take an immediate right at the fork in the road onto Lane Park Road. Travel 1/4 mile and you will see the entrance to The Gardens on your left.

Directions from North Alabama:

Travel south on I-65 until exiting at the I-20/I-59 E (towards Downtown Birmingham/Atlanta/Gadsden). Take the Hwy. 280 E/31 S/Carraway exit (exit on right). Continue on 280/31 until exiting at the 280 E exit to Sylacauga. After descending the ramp look to your right and you will see a sign that says Mountain Brook Zoo/Garden; come off at that exit. At the 1st traffic light make a left and then an immediate right at fork onto Lane Park Road. Travel 1/4 mile and you will see the entrance to The Gardens on your left.

Directions from Montgomery/Hoover/Inverness area:

Traveling north on I-65 from Montgomery, take the I-459 exit toward Atlanta/Gadsden. After 6 miles, take exit 19 (Inverness/Mountain Brook) and turn left at the traffic light onto 280 W. Travel for 3.5 miles on 280 until exiting at the Zoo/Garden exit. At the 1st traffic light make a left and then an immediate right at the fork onto Lane Park Road. Travel 1/4 mile and you will see the entrance to The Gardens on your left.