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Upcoming Events for Alabama

To submit your gardening event to our staff, submit it using our contact form or send an email to calendar@statebystategardening.com.

 

 

Through June 30, Huntsville
Anita Hoodless Art Exhibit
Huntsville Botanical Garden

Watercolor artist Anita Hoodless paints a variety of subjects in an interpretive realistic style. Her paintings are in many collections throughout the United States and abroad. Included with garden admission or membership. For more information, visit hsvbg.org or call 256-830-4447.


Through April 30, Huntsville
Huntsville Blooms
Huntsville Botanical Garden

Huntsville Blooms is a celebration of all things spring. Dazzling daffodils, amazing azaleas, and more will be bright and beautiful all over Huntsville, but especially at the garden. Included with garden admission or membership. For more information, visit hsvbg.org or call 256-830-4447.

 

 

April

 

April 7, Theodore
85th Anniversary of Bellingrath Gardens and Member Appreciation Day
Bellingrath Gardens and Home

On this date, we celebrate our 85th anniversary and honor members of the Friends of Bellingrath with extra discounts in the gift shop! For more information, visit bellingrath.org or call 251-973-2217.
 

April 6-9, Birmingham
Spring Plant Sale
Brookwood Village

With more than 100,000 plants, the spring plant sale is Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ largest annual sale. Proceeds benefit education programs at the gardens. Members-only sale Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Public sale, free admission Friday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, visit bbggardends.org or call 205-414-3950.


April 6-9, Huntsville
Spring Plant Sale and Festival
Huntsville Botanical Garden

Spring Plant Sale opens with special-members only day on Thursday. Master Gardeners will be available to provide guidance in your selections and answering questions. Raffle tickets for fabulous prizes will be available in the Shoppe at the Garden beginning mid-March and continuing during the plant sale. You do not have to be present to win. Free. For more information, visit hsvbg.org or call 256-830-4447.


April 8, Jemison
Perennials for Every Spot in the Garden
Petals from the Past

Jason Powell will discuss his old and some new favorite perennials and why they are a perfect addition to your garden. For more information, call 205-646-0069 or visit petalsfromthepast.com.
 

April 8, Theodore
Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Bellingrath Gardens and Home

The day will include tons of Easter fun, with crafts, candy, activities, and photos with the Easter Bunny. Reservations are required and seats are limited for breakfast with the Easter Bunny. For more information, visit bellingrath.org or call 251-973-2217.


April 15, Auburn
Auburn Series Azalea and Native Plants Sale
Davis Arboretum at Auburn University

This is the ONLY place to purchase Auburn series azaleas! We will have ‘Aubie’, ‘Tiger’, ‘Samford Sorbet’, ‘Baker Dean’, and ‘Pat’s Pink’ Auburn azaleas on site and available for purchase. Supplies are limited! There will also be an assortment of other native plants available. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Davis Arboretum. For more information, visit auburn.edu/cosam/arboretum, email arbinfo@auburn.edu,
or call 334-844-5770.


April 15-30, Theodore
Rose Bloom Out
Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Tour the award-winning Bellingrath Rose Garden during its first bloom, which features more than 2,000 plants representing 75 varieties. For more information, visit bellingrath.org or call 251-973-2217.

 

May

 

Now June 30, Huntsville
Anita Hoodless Watercolors
Huntsville Botanical Garden

Watercolor artist Anita Hoodless paints a variety of subjects in an interpretive realistic style. Her large still lifes and florals reflect her love of bold color and strong value contrasts. Included with garden admission or membership. For more information, visit hsvbg.org or call 256-830-4447.

 

Now-June 30, Huntsville
Spring Showers
Huntsville Botanical Garden

Come experience the Purdy Butterfly House in a brand-new way! Hundreds of vibrant umbrellas will float above the greenery, trails, and turtles of the Purdy Butterfly House. The installation uses colorful umbrellas to provide an amazing sight that evokes a careful, child-like energy. Included with garden admission or membership. For more information, visit hsvbg.org or call 256-830-4447.

 

Now-June 30, Huntsville
Robert Taylor Copper Exhibit
Huntsville Botanical Garden

Coppersmith Robert Taylor is a Roycroft Master Artisan. He is one of only five Roycroft Master Coppersmiths in the country. Robert will have 15 pieces located throughout the garden. Come see this beautiful craft in such a beautiful place. For more information, visit hsvbg.org or call 256-830-4447.

 

May 12, Mobile
Paleobotanical Discoveries in Alabama
Mobile Botanical Gardens

Dr. Brian Axsmith, head of botany at the University of South Alabama, presents this fascinating lecture that delves into the early history of Alabama. For more information, visit mobilebotanicalgardens.org or call 251-342-0555.

 

May 12, Theodore
National Public Gardens Day
Bellingrath Gardens and Home

National Public Gardens Day is a day to raise awareness of the important role that public gardens play in enhancing environmental stewardship. Bellingrath Gardens invites the public to take a special behind-the-scenes tour of our Production Greenhouses, led by Bellingrath’s horticultural management team. The tour begins at 10 a.m. and lasts about an hour. For more information, visit bellingrath.org or call 251-973-2217.

 

May 12, Huntsville
Herb Fest
Huntsville Botanical Garden

Visit the Herb Garden to sample herb treats and drinks. Herbs will be given away while supplies last. Tussie mussies and herbal items will be available for purchase. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions. Free with garden admission. For more information, visit hsvbg.org or call 256-830-4447.

 

May 13, Jemison
Mother's Day Brunch and Program
Petals from the Past

Bring your mother or grandmother for brunch and then Lacey will help you fill her container with color that will last all summer. 9:30 a.m. Advanced registration and $15 payment required for brunch. The program, Colorful Container Combinations presented by Lacey Neely, begins at 10:30 a.m. No registration or fee required for program. For more information, call 205-646-0069 or visit petalsfromthepast.com.

 

May 14, Theodore
Mother’s Day Concert
Bellingrath Gardens and Home

The Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra and Bellingrath Gardens and Home will present their annual Mother’s Day Concert at 1 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and a picnic lunch. For more information, visit bellingrath.org or call 251-973-2217.

 

May 18, Anniston
Plant Sale
Longleaf Botanical Gardens

Support Longleaf Botanical Gardens and get some great plants for your garden at the same time. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, check the Longleaf Botanical Gardens Facebook page or email friends@longleatbotanicalgardens.org. 

 

May 19-20, Mobile
Gallery of Gardens 2017

Nine private gardens will be open to the public on Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. These beautiful urban gardens are situated in the historic districts of downtown Mobile, and many are within walking distance of each other. For tickets and more information, call 251-342-0555 or visit mobilebotanicalgardens.org.

 

May 20, Hoover
Members-Only Guided Bird Walk
Aldridge Gardens

Join Dr. Richard and Patricia Ryel for a walk through the gardens to catch a glimpse of the beautiful birds that are migrating through the area. This monthly members-only event is free, but we do ask that you kindly RSVP. 8-10 a.m. For more information, visit aldridgegardens.com or call 205-682-8019.

 

May 20, Jemison
Herbs
Petals from the Past

The morning program, The Wonder of Herbs: Growing and Using Herbs in Everyday Life presented by Debbie Boutelier, begins at 10:30 a.m., and it is free. An optional $12 lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. The afternoon workshop is From Plant to Medicine, Starting an Herbal Medicine Chest. The afternoon workshop costs $20 and begins at 1 p.m. Advanced registration and payment are required for lunch and/or the afternoon workshop. For more information, call 205-646-0069 or visit petalsfromthepast.com.

 

May 20, Theodore
“Miss Bessie’s” Birthday
Bellingrath Gardens and Home

The gift shop will feature a special “Shop Like Miss Bessie” sale, and guests are invited to join museum director Tom McGehee as he conducts a special tour of the home. The tour will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will last about 30 minutes. For more information, visit bellingrath.org or call 251-973-2217.

 

May 24, Birmingham
Flicks Among the Flowers
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Admission is free, but a $5 donation is encouraged, which benefits educational programming at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. A preferred seating area will be available to members, with each membership allowing two patrons seating until 8 p.m. Members must check in to receive a wristband in Blount Plaza. Refreshments sold by The Gardens Café. No pets allowed or outside alcoholic beverages. Gates open at 6 p.m. For more information, visit bbggardends.org or call 205-414-3950.

 

June

 

June 5-30 Hoover
Summer Camps
Aldridge Gardens

Plenty of camps to choose from for boys and girls entering Kindergarten through 5th grades. For more information, visit aldridgegardens.com or call 205-682-8019.

 

June 7-July 26, Theodore
Wonderful Wednesdays
Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Every Wednesday enjoy a special program about gardening, history, or the collections in the Bellingrath Home. For more information, visit bellingrath.org or call 251-973-2217.

 

June 10, Hoover
Hydrangeas Under the Stars
Aldridge Gardens
Enjoy a special evening of great food, entertainment, and live auction – all to benefit Aldridge Gardens. 6-9 p.m. For more information, visit aldridgegardens.com or call 205-682-8019.

 

June 10, Jemison
Black and Blue Berry Festival
Petals from the Past

A celebration of blackberries and blueberries. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 205-646-0069 or visit petalsfromthepast.com.

 

June 15, Anniston
Plant Sale
Longleaf Botanical Gardens

Support Longleaf Botanical Gardens and get some great plants for your garden at the same time! Shop our plant sale, held the third Thursday of every month. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, check the Longleaf Botanical Gardens Facebook page or email friends@longleatbotanicalgardens.org. 

 

June 17, Hoover
Members-Only Guided Bird Walk
Aldridge Gardens

Join Dr. Richard and Patricia Ryel for a walk through the gardens to catch a glimpse of the beautiful birds that are migrating through the area. This monthly members-only event is free, but we do ask that you kindly RSVP. 8-10 a.m. For more information, visit aldridgegardens.com or call 205-682-8019.

 

State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.