Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open!
After a three-month closure, Birmingham Botanical Gardens reopened to the public on Monday, June 15. A cherished place of respite for our community and visitors from around the world for more than 55 years, Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open to all, and we look forward to your visit. The Gardens are currently open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the week, with access limited to the front entrance gates. Visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing. Face masks are required when interacting with others in the Gardens and for entering the Garden Center. For more information and guidelines for visiting safely, click here. We hope to see you soon at the Gardens!

Membership

 

   GROW • LEARN • CONNECT

Become a Friend of the Gardens Today! 

Announcing 7 membership levels and enhanced member benefits for 2020!  

Become a member of the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and you'll join with others who share your passion for the natural world. As a Friend of the Gardens, you keep one of Birmingham's most important and beloved cultural institutions growing—strengthening our community while enriching the lives of all who visit.

Your member support makes a tremendous impact: Membership dollars benefit the ongoing stewardship and enhancement of the Gardens as well as educational programs and outreach activities designed to promote a culture of sustainability, to showcase the beauty and importance of plants, and to highlight the many ways that the Gardens—and the act of gardening—feeds the mind, body,and soul.

As a member of the Friends, you’ll be first to know about all the great things happening at the Gardens; get special “insider” information about this special place, its people, and plants; and be able to take advantage of valuable member benefits. In addition, you can take comfort in knowing you’re a part of a vital organization that is dedicated to serving the Gardens, serving our visitors, serving our community, and inspiring a passion for plants, gardens, and the environment.

Choose from these membership levels:

Friend | Dual | Family 
Contributor | Supporter 
Ambassador | Benefactor Circle

Discounted rates are available for students and members of the military.
Call 205.414.3950 to learn more.


MEMBER BENEFITS

All Members of the Friends receive:

•  Membership card and choice of exclusive new member gift

• Free or discounted admission to 300+ botanical gardens across North America (visit ahsgardening.org for a complete list)

• Choice of complimentary member gift plant at our Fall Plant Sale

• Access to exclusive members-only classes, events, and tours

• Discounts on select classes and workshops for adults and children

• Free admission to Spring Plant Sale members-only presale

• Priority registration for special events and children's summer camps

• Free general admission to Antiques at the Gardens

• 10% off regularly priced merchandise at Leaf & Petal at the Gardens and lunch at the Gardens Café by Kathy G

• In-city rates on Garden Center rentals

• $35 off Jefferson County Library card for out-of-county residents

• Subscription to Friends' exclusive quarterly newsletter, The Garden Dirt

• Invitation to our Annual Member Celebration

• Subscription to Friends' biweekly e-newsletter

NEW! 10% off regularly priced purchases at participating nurseries, garden centers, and flower shops 


MEMBERSHIP LEVELS 


 FRIEND ($50 per year)

(Level previously called Trillium—Individual)

 Member benefits for one individual for one year.

JOIN, RENEW, OR GIVE THE GIFT 


DUAL ($55 per year)

(Level previously called Young Professional—Couple)

 Member benefits for two adults for one year with one membership card.

JOIN, RENEW, OR GIVE THE GIFT


FAMILY ($70 per year)

(Level previously called Hydrangea: Family)

 Member benefits for up to two adults and their minor children, plus:

• 1-year subscription to Birmingham Home & Garden magazine

• 20% discount on up to two children's summer camps

• NEW! Invitation to special children's storytime hosted by the Library at the Gardens (includes keepsake book)

JOIN, RENEW, OR GIVE THE GIFT 


 CONTRIBUTOR ($150 per year)

 (Level previously called Magnolia)

Member benefits for up to two adults and their minor children, plus:

• 1-year subscription to Birmingham Home & Garden magazine

• 20% discount on up to four children's summer camps

 Invitation to special children's storytime hosted by the Library at the Gardens (includes keepsake book) 

• Admission for up to two adults to select special events

JOIN, RENEW, OR GIVE THE GIFT 


SUPPORTER ($250 per year) 

(Level previously called Oak)

Member benefits for up to two adults and their minor children, plus:

• 1-year subscription to Birmingham Home & Garden magazine

• 20% discount on all children's summer camps

• Invitation to special children's storytime hosted by the Library at the Gardens (includes keepsake book)

• Admission for up to three adults to select special events

• Free guided garden highlights tour for up to four guests

JOIN, RENEW, OR GIVE THE GIFT 


AMBASSADOR ($500 per year)

Member benefits for up to two adults and their minor children, plus:

• 1-year subscription to Birmingham Home & Garden magazine

• 20% discount on all children's summer camps

 Invitation to special children's storytime hosted by the Library at the Gardens (includes keepsake book)

• Admission for up to four adults to select special events

• Free guided garden highlights tour for up to four guests

• Complimentary Family gift membership

• Invitations to special donor events

JOIN, RENEW, OR GIVE THE GIFT 


BENEFACTOR CIRCLE ($1,000+)

 (Category previously called Garden Sustainers)

Member benefits for up to two adults and their minor children, plus:

• 1-year subscription to Birmingham Home & Garden magazine

• 20% discount on all children's summer camps

 Invitation to special children's storytime hosted by the Library at the Gardens (includes keepsake book)

• Admission for up to four adults to select special events

• Free guided garden highlights tour for up to four guests

• Complimentary Family gift membership

• Invitations to special donor events

• Complimentary children's summer camp registration

• Invitations to special travel opportunities

Boxwood: $1,000–$2,499 per year

Dogwood: $2,500–$4,999 per year

Azalea: $5,000–$9,999 per year

Camellia: $10,000–$14,999 per year

Dahlia: $15,000–$19,999 per year

Orchid: $20,000 and above

 Click here to learn more about Benefactor Circle giving.

JOIN, RENEW, OR GIVE THE GIFT  


 Thank you for your member support! Please note that for those who are currently Members at the former Young Professional—Individual and Student levels, your benefits will be honored through your expiration date. Feel free to ask questions about our new levels when it's your time to renew or contact us at [email protected] at any time during the year.


The Birmingham Botanical Society, d/b/a Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your membership contribution is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. You may choose to waive all benefits at any level and deduct the full amount allowed by law. Please let us know if you wish to waive your benefits.

 

Thank you for supporting the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens!