Birmingham Botanical Gardens is currently closed.
The City of Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, which has jurisdiction over the Gardens, is currently working on its plan for reopening the Gardens with the wellness and safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff of top priority. Follow the Gardens on social media and visit our homepage to sign up to receive our e-news as the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens brings the Gardens to you virtually. We wish you good health and look forward to welcoming you back in person as soon as City and State directives allow. Thank you for your support!

Quick Facts

Size:

67.5 Acres
Admission: Free
Operating Hours: Sunrise to sunset, 365 days per year
Guests: Over 350,000 annually
Volunteers: 30,000+ hours logged annually

Education:

Discovery Field Trips - curriculum-based: Serve on average 10,000 area students.
Children's Summer Programs
Teacher Training - State-endorsed Curriculum
Adult classes, lectures, and workshops

Library:

Member Library of Jefferson County Library Cooperative
Largest free-lending Horticultural Library in the country
Shelves over 9,000 items 
Loans over 10,000 items annually

Partners:

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Federated Garden Clubs
Plant Societies
Jefferson County Library Cooperative

Meeting Facilities:

Host to over 1000 public and private events annually
Utilized by individuals and public and private organizations
Events include receptions, weddings, meetings, conferences, and lectures
250+ Parking Spaces

Gardens of Special Interest:

Japanese Gardens - Internationally known with authentically crafted tea house
Wildflower Garden - 400+ taxa of Alabama native plants
Fern Glade - 100+ taxa of ferns
Southern Living Garden- Features Southern Living Plant Collection

Plant Collection:

3,000+ taxa of plants
25+ interpretive and thematic gardens
Garden Conservatory

Non-Living Collection:

Herbarium
30+ works of outdoor sculpture
Library