Birmingham Botanical Gardens is open to all, every day of the week. Spring/summer hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (March 13–November 5). Please note that face coverings are optional inside City of Birmingham-owned buildings and venues, including the Garden Center and other indoor facilities at the Gardens, effective March 1, 2022. For more information and guidelines for visiting, please click here. We look forward to your visit!

Plant Adventures Programs

Plant Adventures Programs offer an evolving framework to explore the intersection of human diversity and plant diversity. One role of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is to facilitate such exploration in this unique urban environment and in outreach to the Greater Birmingham community. These programs are designed to make plants and The Gardens accessible to visitors and participants of all abilities.

Program Objectives:

  • Provide truly inclusive programming for participants of all abilities.
  • Promote the well-being of people and the environment.
  • Emphasize education and community collaboration.
  • Explore people’s cultural connections to plants.

Program Areas:

  • In the Zone - hands-on, educational volunteer activities with plants along with explorations of their relationship to our human ecology through The Gardens’ collections.
  • Adventures in The Gardens - seasonal botanical explorations for groups in The Gardens.
  • Access Gardens - golf cart tours for visitors with genuine mobility issues
  • Outreach Adventures - botanical outreach and educational experiences for children and adults in the community.

Getting Involved

For more information on how you can support or get involved with Plant Adventures, contact Director of Education and Visitor Experience Brooke McMinn at 205.414.3951 or [email protected]

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Plant Adventure Programs made possible by

Hill Crest Foundation - Comer Foundation - Cawaco RC&D