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Little Seeds: Nature’s Paintbrush

Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL

Give your child an opportunity to experience fall at Birmingham Botanical Gardens! The beautiful colors and falling leaves will inspire budding young artists as they explore the themes of harvest and seasonal change. Led by horticulturist Amanda Clark, attendees will paint with leaves, stamp with apples, and craft with corn. Part of the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens' Little Seeds series, the class is designed for children ages 4+ (3-year-olds may attend with an adult present). Cost is $16 for members of the Friends and $20 for non-members. To learn more and register, visit https://bbgardens.org/natures-paintbrush.php

Little Seeds: Nature’s Paintbrush

Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL

Come experience fall in the Gardens! The beautiful colors and falling leaves will delight us all as we explore the themes of harvest and seasonal change. Led by horticulturist Amanda Clark, we will paint with leaves, stamp with apples, and craft with corn. Little Seeds is designed for children ages 4 and above (3 year olds may attend with an adult present). Cost is $16 for Friends and $20 for non-members. To learn more and register, visit https://bbgardens.org/natures-paintbrush.php

Saturdays in the Gardens: Grow Ferns that Flourish

Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL

Join Dr. Dan Jones of the Birmingham Fern Society as he shares what makes ferns special, how to care for them, and where to grow them, including unique terminology associated with ferns, their growth habits, and specific attributes that influence how you plant, transplant, and site them in a garden. Participants will also tour the Fern Glade with Dr. Jones. The tour will cover a brief history of the Glade and its current role as a test garden for the Hardy Fern Foundation and will highlight select ferns that perform well in Birmingham-area gardens, as well as some unusual fernsContinue Reading ...

Saturdays in the Gardens: Grow Ferns that Flourish

Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL

Join Dr. Dan Jones of the Birmingham Fern Society as he provides an explanation as to what makes ferns special, how to care for them, and where to grow them, including unique terminology associated with ferns, their differing growth habits, and specific attributes that influence how you plant, transplant, and site them in a garden. Participants will also tour the Fern Glade with Dr. Jones. The tour will cover a brief history of the Glade and its current role as a test garden for the Hardy Fern Foundation, select ferns that perform well in Birmingham gardens, as well as someContinue Reading ...

47th Annual Fine Craft Show and Sale

Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL

Join us for the 47th Annual Fine Craft Show and Sale featuring over 40 juried artists from across Alabama. Artists located in the main exhibition hall and library garden. Works for sale include: * Clay- Functional Pottery and Sculpture * Wearable Fiber and Decorative Fiber Work * Glass Work * Leather Goods * Metal Work * Stone Work *Jewelry/ Mixed Media * Wood Working Fine craft demonstrations, delicious baked goods and drinks available, plus a children's craft area led by a local artist both days. Suggested $5 door donation per person (Children under 12 FREE) supports the scholarship program withContinue Reading ...

Family Bird-watching in the Gardens: Winter Birds and Bird-Feeding Tips

Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL

Bird-watching is a hobby the entire family can enjoy, and now that fall migration has waned and winter is on its way, the familiar songbirds of summer yield to a whole new suite of winter visitors. Mixed flocks of chickadees and titmice are joined by finches and kinglets, while sapsuckers reappear and resume their hole-drilling ways. This family-favorite class will consist of a 30-minute classroom session to discuss bird-feeding tips and bird identification pointers, followed by a bird walk through the Gardens (~1.5 hours), where participants will learn to identify birds by their field marks. Special attention will be givenContinue Reading ...

Family Bird-watching in the Gardens: Winter Birds

Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL

Bird-watching is a hobby the entire family can enjoy, and now that fall migration has waned and winter is on its way, the familiar songbirds of summer yield to a whole new suite of winter visitors. Mixed flocks of chickadees and titmice are joined by finches and kinglets, while sapsuckers reappear and resume their hole-drilling ways. This class will consist of a 30-minute classroom session to discuss bird-feeding tips and bird identification pointers, followed by a bird walk through the Gardens (~1.5 hours), where participants will learn to identify birds by their field marks. Special attention will be given toContinue Reading ...

Essentially Seasonal Design: Fall | Transition

Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL

Create a stunning floral arrangement that celebrates the transition of summer to fall by joining the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Holly Carlise of ROSEGOLDEN for the final workshop in the Friends' year-long Essentially Seasonal Design series featuring seasonally focused floristry demonstration in the spirit of local floristry legend Beth McReynolds and her iconic "Birmingham style." Holly will demonstrate, then participants will create their own arrangements with Holly's guidance. Materials used will be sourced from the Gardens. Cost is $185 for members of the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and $200 for non-members. All proceeds benefit the Friends, aContinue Reading ...

Christmas in October

Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL

Get a head start on your holiday cheer with Christmas in October! Join the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens for a fun and festive evening of making holiday crafts to keep for your home for yourself or to give to someone special. For ages 21+. Attendees will have the opportunity to make 10 items. Choose from Christmas ornaments, gift tags, potpourri, candle making, botanical pumpkins, tie-dye ceramic tiles, and more! Beer, wine, and snacks will be served. Grab a friend and sign up now! Cost is $60 for members of the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and $65 for non-members.Continue Reading ...

Little Seeds: Pumpkin Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL

October is a beautiful season in the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and the perfect time to meet members of the Cucurbita (gourd) plant family. Join the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens for an afternoon of arts and crafts as your child learns how these special veggies grow while decorating a gourd to take home. Part of the Friends' Little Seeds series designed for children ages 4+ (3-year-olds may attend with an adult present). Cost is $16 for members of the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and $20 for non-members. To learn more and register, visit https://bbgardens.org/pumpkin-gardens.php

Saturdays in the Gardens: Plant a Perennial Border

Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL

Join the Friends' own Molly Hendry, garden assessment project leader, as she covers the ins and outs of perennial borders that she learned during her year living and working in England's famous gardens and how she applied these lessons to the redesign of the border in the Birmingham Botanical Gardens' Southern Living Garden. She will break down what worked, what didn't, and next steps. Participants will work with experts to edit the border and plant spring-blooming bulbs, with a special guest appearance by Dr. John Floyd, horticultural expert and former Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living magazine. Part of the Friends ofContinue Reading ...

Chamber Luncheon Featuring Matt Lyles

Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL

Please join us for lunch, networking, and our spotlight speaker - Matt Lyles, Speaker, Coach, & Brand Consultant with Matt Lyles & Co. Matt, a native of Birmingham, has helped many brands tell their story including FedEx, Southwest Airlines, AmSouth Bank, and HandsOn Network. He will cover growing your influence and why your personal brand matters. Thank you to our sponsor, Community Bank.

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Antiques in the Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is hosting Antiques at the Gardens October 3-6. Get your tickets today! Antiques at the Gardens is Birmingham’s annual premier antiques show hosted by Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Here are the details: Tickets are on sale now! Grab yours hereThe event begins Thursday, October 3Dealer booths are open Friday-Sunday, October 4-6It’s happening at Birmingham Botanical Gardens The Schedule

Antiques at the Gardens 2019

Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL

The 14th annual Antiques at the Gardens is Birmingham's premier event for fans of good design and good taste. The 2019 show, presented by IBERIABANK, includes talks by 11 nationally acclaimed interior designers, architects, and landscape designers. The dealer halls feature shopping from 22 curated vendors from across the U.S. specializing in antiques, furniture, fine art, vintage jewelry, silver, Oriental rugs, home and garden decor, and other exquisite items. Our headline Red Diamond Lecture Series features two lectures, a morning event with decorator Markham Roberts and an afternoon event with gardening and lifestyle experts Renny Reynolds and Jack Staub. SeparateContinue Reading ...

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35 Annual Alabama Orchid Show and Sale

Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL

35th Annual Alabama Orchid Show and Sale /For the first time, the Alabama Orchid Society, the Huntsville Orchid Society and the Northeast Alabama Orchid Society are partnering to present the 35th Annual Alabama Orchid and Sale. See hundreds of blooming orchids on display and shop some of the region’s top orchid growers, September 20-22, 2019 in the auditorium of theBirmingham Botanical Gardens. The Orchid Show and Sale and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens are not only beautiful in September, they are also free to the public with free parking.  Photography during the show is welcomed and encouraged. Friday: Vendors open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (displays areContinue Reading ...

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