Get tickets now for the 15th-anniversary Antiques at the Gardens, Sept. 30-Oct. 3

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Looking at prints at Antiques at the Gardens. Photo via Birmingham Botanical Gardens

You’re invited to Birmingham Botanical Gardens Thursday, September 30-Sunday, October 3, for the 15th-anniversary edition of Antiques at the Gardens. Over the course of three days, you can hear talks from 10 nationally and internationally acclaimed speakers and visit 21 antiques dealers. Keep reading for all the details.

From Antiques at the Gardens’ early days, back in 2006, the show has been fun and inviting, with three key elements:

  • A kickoff gala
  • Ticketed talks by noteworthy design influencers
  • Antiques dealers from across the US

Know you want to go? Get tickets now.

Antiques dealers you can discover during the event

rugs at Antiques at the Gardens
All the beautiful rugs… Photo via Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Enjoy watching Antiques Roadshow? Then you’ll love Antiques at the Gardens. Over the course of the three-day event, there will be 21 celebrated antiques dealers offering one-of-a-kind treasures like earrings, cachepots, rugs, furniture and art.

Fan favorites:

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Here are just a few of the things they’ll have on offer:

  • Fine art
  • Furniture
  • Garden accessories
  • Home decor
  • Rugs and textiles
  • Silver
  • Vintage and fine jewelry

There’s a rock-star speaker lineup, too

Whether you’re most interested in hearing from interior designers, floral designers, architects or landscape architects, there’s something for everyone.

Antiques at the Gardens Program

Thursday, September 30: Gala in the Gardens

Gala at Antiques at the Gardens
Birmingham Botanical Gardens is the perfect setting for a gala, don’t you think? Photo via Birmingham Botanical Gardens
  • 6PM: Honorees celebration and preview party
  • 7-11PM: The gala will be outdoors and under the stars, sponsored by Starnes Davis Florie LLP and honoring the show’s first co-chairs, Kim Matthews and Joan Starnes.

Friday, October 1: Red Diamond Lecture Series + cocktails and conversation

Spitzmiller
Christopher Spitzmiller. Photo via Christopher Spitzmiller
Highlights:
  • 10AM-5PM: Show Hours
  • Special events requiring an extra ticket:
    • 11AM: Charlotte Moss—known for her timeless aesthetic, layered interiors, Southern warmth and keen eye.
    • 2PM: Christopher Spitzmiller—you can find his lamps, tableware and other ceramics in nearly every chic A-list interior, including the White House.

Saturday, October 2: Tastemaker Panel presented by VERANDA magazine + a talk presented by FLOWER magazine

Fernando Wong
Fernando Wong. Photo via Fernando Wong
  • 10AM-5PM: Show Hours
  • Special events requiring an extra ticket:
    • 11AM: Tastemaker Panel, presented by VERANDA magazine
      • Cathy Kincaid—her enviable sense of color and intricate design detail have established her as one of the country’s top designers.
      • Corey Damen Jenkins—this nationally acclaimed designer mixes vivid colors with layered patterns to create architecturally inspired spaces that are polished, inventive and unexpected.
      • Ken Pursley—a graduate of Auburn University’s school of architecture, he’s a principal and partner at Charlotte, N.C.-based Pursley Dixon Architecture.
      • Matthew Carter—he creates dynamic, timeless interiors for clients around the world.
    • 2PM: Fernando Wong will share ideas for outdoor spaces in a talk presented by FLOWER magazine—ICYMI, he’s an award-winning, internationally recognized landscape designer. Elle DĂ©cor called him a “design genius with the soul of a poet” and Architectural Digest named him “one of the most important landscape designers in America.”

Sunday, October 3: Closing out the weekend

Suzanne Tucker
Suzanne Tucker. Photo via Suzanne Tucker
  • 11AM-4PM: Show Hours
  • Special events requiring an extra ticket:
    • 11:30AM: “Sunday with Suzanne” featuring Suzanne Tucker—one of the country’s leading designers.
    • 1:30PM: James Farmer, sponsored by LICOA—a Southern author, interior designer and speaker known for his ability to create beautifully familiar and welcoming homes.
  • Booklovers, you’re in luck. There will be a book signing after each talk, and you’re welcome to buy a copy to take home.

Get your tickets now to Antiques at the Gardens

  • Hosts: Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, with a crew of 150 volunteers
  • Presenting sponsor: IBERIABANK (a Division of First Horizon Bank)
  • Parking: free
  • COVID-19 health + safety guidelines: Please note that proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test within 48 hours of the event is required to attend. Learn more at bbgardens.org/antiques, and help expedite check-in by emailing proof of vaccination in advance to wellness@bbgardens.org.
  • Get tickets or call the Friends at 205-414-3950.

Know you want to go? Get your tickets now and follow show announcements and reveals on Facebook and Instagram.

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