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Upcoming Events for Alabama

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March 4, Hoover
City of Hoover’s 19th Annual Arbor Day Celebration
Aldridge Gardens

Hosted by the Hoover Beautification Board, this event will feature a ceremonial tree planting, along with a tree giveaway and an Arbor Day ceremony featuring area fourth-grade Arbor Day essay contest winners. 9:30-11:30 a.m. For the most up-to-date information, visit or call 205-682-8019.

March 4-31, Theodore
Spring Azaleas
Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Enjoy the blooms of more than 250,000 vibrant azaleas in an explosion of color throughout the 65 acres of Bellingrath Gardens. Our spring colors will also include hydrangeas, Easter lilies, fuchsia, geraniums, Wave petunias, cape daisies, and delphiniums. Visit the Azalea Watch page on for peak bloom times. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. For details, call 251-973-2217 or email

March 10-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 or call 256-830-4447.

March 13-17, Huntsville
Spring Break at the Garden
Huntsville Botanical Garden

Children can enjoy daily activities, Monday to Friday each week, from 11 p.m.-2 p.m. such as craft time, story time, and refreshments. Children will participate in high-quality learning activities. Programming connects nature to a range of themes including art, cuisine, and conservation. Also available is the Spring Break Camp for first through fifth graders, which provides full day activities for one day or all five of both weeks. Early drop-off is available. Check website for camp pricing. Often included with garden admission or membership; some days may have an extra fee for the activity. For more information, visit or call 256-830-4447.


March 15-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 or call 256-830-4447.

March 16-19, Mobile
PLANTASIA! Spring Plant Sale
Mobile Botanical Gardens

The biggest and best plant sale ever! Thousands of plants selected for growing on the Gulf Coast. Thursday, Preview Party 4-7 p.m. $25 per person; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. free admission; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. free admission. For more information, call 251-342-0555 or visit

March 18, Hoover
PAWS in the Gardens
Aldridge Gardens

Bring your leashed pets and enjoy a walk through the gardens. There will be food, dog-centered displays, demonstrations, and vendors. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Proceeds benefit Shelby County Humane Society and Aldridge Gardens. For the most up-to-date information, visit or call 205-682-8019.

March 18, Jemison
Backyard Vegetable Production
Petals from the Past

Chip East, Regional Extension Agent with ACES, will teach the basics of backyard vegetable production. For more information, call 205-646-0069 or visit

March 23-26, Mobile
24th Annual Festival of Flowers
Providence Hospital Campus

Join us at Providence Hospital’s Festival of Flowers, the largest outdoor flower show in the Southeast, featuring a central display from Bellingrath Gardens and Home. The festival includes lavish garden displays, art exhibits, seminars, and vendors. Visitors are encouraged to visit Bellingrath Gardens and Home during the festival; special group packages are available. Thursday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. For more information, visit, email, or call 251-639-2050 or 877-777-0529.

March 25, Jemison
Citrus in the Home Garden
Petals from the Past

Dr. Arlie Powell will discuss variety selection, care, and maintenance of citrus plants such as satsuma oranges, Meyer lemons, limes, and kumquats. For more information, call 205-646-0069 or visit




April 1, Theodore
24thAnnual Camellia Classic Open Car Show
Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Guests may stroll among hundreds of vintage and classic automobiles on display. Snacks and lunch will be available to purchase in the Magnolia Café. The Mustang Club will announce awards in the afternoon. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, visit or call 251-973-2217.

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 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 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 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

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 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, email,
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 or call 251-973-2217.


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.