The Birmingham Botanical Gardens, located at 2612 Lane Park Rd. in Birmingham, is made up of 67.5 acres filled with more than 30 beautiful gardens. The gardens are classified into three categories: Garden of Collections, made up of specific species, Gardens of Nature, featuring plants native to the Southeastern US, and Gardens of Culture, focusing on design styles. Admission to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens is FREE and the hours are from dawn to dusk every day of the year!
With everything from gardening classes, yoga, conferences, and book clubs, to kid’s clubs, camps, and tours, there’s so much to do at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens that it’s hard to cover all of it here. Listed are some of the fabulous FREE and cheap recurring events you can take advantage of:
Yoga at the Gardens
Ashtanga Yoga– every Monday from 8:30-9:30 A.M.*
This type of yoga actively moves through a set series of postures to heat the body.
Vinyasa Yoga– every Wednesday from 8:30-9:30*
Gain flexibility and strength as you release tension from the mind and body.
Friends: $8 Non-members: $10
*dates and times subject to change
Saturdays In the Gardens
Turn your thumb green with two-hour classes every third Saturday of the month. Classes take place
in the Orientation Room from 10A.M. to noon, January through May and resume September through December.
$10 per class.
Jan. 18, 2020- Grow Tropical Houseplants
Feb. 15, 2020- Care For Camellias
Mar. 21, 2020- Grow Amazing Azaleas
April 18, 2020- Plant a Vegetable Garden
May 16, 2020- Arrange Flowers Easily
Thyme to Read Book Club
Gather at the Library at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on the first Tuesday of every month at 6 P.M. for a FREE and friendly discussion about the book of the month. This library is part of the Public Libraries in Jefferson County, making it the only public horticultural library in the United States. Just bring your library card for access to the entire Public Library System of Jefferson County!
February 4- Book Title: Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country, by Pam Houston
March 3-Book Title: The Lost Art of Mixing, by Erica Bauermeister
April 7- Book Title: The Story of Alabama in Fourteen Foods, by Emily Blejwas
May 5- Book Title: Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste, by Bianca Bosker
June 2- Book Title: The Peach Keeper, by Sarah Addison Allen
July 7- Book Title: The Genius of Birds, by Jennifer Ackerman
August 4- Book Title: The Monk of Mokha, by Dave Eggers
September 8-Book Title: The Last Chinese Chef, by Nicole Mones
October 6-Book Title: Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet, by Will Hunt
November 10-Book Title: French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew, by Peter Mayle
December 1- Book Title: Murder in the Secret Garden, by Ellery Adams
Contact Hope Long, director of library services, at 205.414.3931 or email@example.com to learn more about the book club.
Available year-round | Monday-Friday | Free | Call 205.414.3953
Discovery Backpacks are great resources for teachers who want to bring their students on a field trip to Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Check out these kits, specially designed to correlate with curriculum for students from preschool to high school. Complete with materials and a teacher’s guide related to life science concepts concerning plants and the environment, Discovery Backpacks provide everything you’ll need to take your group on a fun, self-guided tour.
Mark your calendar for Spring Plant Sale 2020:
April 16–19 at Brookwood Village!
Featuring more than 100,000 plants, most of which have been nurtured by our volunteers, the yearly Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Sale offers beautiful plants at great prices benefitting the enhancement of The Gardens, educational programs, and outreach activities. Free to the public! More details coming soon!
Macy’s upper parking lot
789 Brookwood Village • Birmingham, AL 35209
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