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    Adult Summer Reading Program

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

    June 1 - July 31, 2014

    We are excited to offer our first Adult Summer Reading Program this summer. Our clubs for kids and teens are always popular, but why should they have all the fun? Now is the perfect time to try something new, leap outside the boundaries and discover the literary elements in your life! Register and read to win prizes all summer long (June 1- July 31). We also have a great line-up of events including our Outdoor ...more


    Nighttime on the Cahaba – by Canoe! (field trip)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 9, 2014

     What better way to escape the heat of summer than participating in a leisurely moonlight paddle on the Cahaba River? This unique and relaxing way of enjoying a flat water portion of the...more

    Trussville Area Bridal Show

    Presented by Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce at Trussville Civic Center

    August 10, 2014

    The 3rd annual Trussville Area Bridal Show will provide brides-to-be the opportunity to meet with wedding professionals and find everything they need to create the wedding of their...more

    Lunch and Learn: Porous, Permeable and Pervious

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 13, 2014

     When it comes to pathways and driveways, discover beautiful alternatives to concrete and asphalt. Bring your lunch and we'll provide the drinks and desserts!


    Hikes for Tykes

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 16, 2014

     Go on a magical storytelling hike with Fresh Air Family's Verna Gates. Are there fairies and dragons in the Gardens? We will be on the lookout! Fairy house building to follow. Free.


    Bats and Plants

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 16, 2014

    After visiting some distinctive botanical sites en route to our destination, we will gather at the 264 acre Sauta Cave National Wildlife Refuge, whose cave is home to federally endangered gray and...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

    August 16 - August 17, 2014

    The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and...more

    Hikes for Tykes

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 23, 2014

     A member of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens educational staff will take pre-school children and their families on a hands-on educational adventure through the gardens. Free.


    Photography Class: Walking Class-Water Features

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 23, 2014

     This class will start with a short - 15 minutes - presentation in the classroom, then proceed to the various garden water features to actually experiment and experience different techniques:...more

    Thursdays At Arlington

    Presented by Arlington Historic Home and Gardens at Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens

    June 5 - August 28, 2014

    Dine in another century. Built in the 1840s, Arlington prepares delicious Southern gourmet cuisine prepared by our own, Chef Jason Mullenix. A tour of the house museum is included. 


    Hikes for Tykes

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 30, 2014

     Go on a magical storytelling hike with Fresh Air Family's Verna Gates. Are there fairies and dragons in the Gardens? We will be on the lookout! Fairy house building to follow. Free.


    Alabama Orchid Socitey 30th Annual Show and Sale

    Presented by Alabama Orchid Society at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    September 19 - September 21, 2014

    Join the Alabama Orchid Socitey for their 30th Annual Show and Sale.

    • Friday, September 19, 2014
      Sale: 10:00 am – 6:00...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

    September 20 - September 21, 2014

    The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and...more

    Fall Birmingham Home Show

    Presented by Marketplace Events and Marketplace Events at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Arena and Exhibition Halls

    September 26 - September 28, 2014

    The Birmingham Home Show returns to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex September 26-28, 2014. The highly...more

    American Garden Award

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    May 1 - September 30, 2014

    The American Garden Award is a unique opportunity for the gardening public to vote on a specific flower or plant that they think has the most appealing garden characteristics. Some of the...more

    Red Diamond Lecture Series: Shane Connolly

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    October 2, 2014

    Shane Connolly
    Floral Designer & Author of
    A Year in Flowers

    Learn more about Mr. Connolly at ...more

    Tastebuds: Define Your Style

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    October 2, 2014

    Young enthusiasts join flower magazine Editor Margot Shaw for a fun and inspiring behind the scenes tour and listen while Tastemakers share their spaces, stories, and tips to help you define...more

    Red Diamond Lecture Series: Mario Buatta

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    October 3, 2014

    Mario Buatta
    Designer and Author of Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration


    IBERIABANK presents: Antiques at The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    October 2 - October 5, 2014

    Antiques at The Gardens will feature Tastemakers who are regionally and nationally known architects, interior designers and landscape designers. Each designer will curate themed areas with...more

    Southern Women's Show

    Presented by Southern Shows at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Arena and Exhibition Halls

    October 2 - October 5, 2014

    The Southern Women's Show returns to Birmingham October 2-5, 2014, and you're invited to join in the FUN! Jam-packed with cool jewelry and handbags, make-up tips and tricks, delicious...more

    Fall Plant Sale

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    October 18 - October 19, 2014

    Come join us for the 2014 Fall Plant Sale. Proceeds from the sale benefit The Gardens' mission to promote public knowledge and appreciation of plants, gardens and the environment. We fulfill...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

    October 18 - October 19, 2014

    The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and...more

    A Southern Christmas Bazaar

    Presented by Alabaster-Pelham Rotary Club at Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena

    November 1 - November 2, 2014

    More than 50 merchants from Alabama and surrounding states will participate in this premier shopping event. Shoppers will enjoy a wide variety of unique Christmas themed items. Merchants are...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

    November 15 - November 16, 2014

    The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and...more

    yard art

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery

    April 4 - December 24, 2014

    “Yard Art” Functional art for the garden, by various artists

    Opening receptions: Friday April 4th, 5:00 - 9:00 pm (Refreshments served)
    Guest bartenders are Kathy and...more

    Hikes for Tykes

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    June 1, 2013 - May 2, 2015

    Beginning at 10 am every Saturday, Hikes for Tykes is another free program provided...more

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 17, 2010 - on going

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 10,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains 25+ unique gardens, 30+ works of...more

    Educational Workshops, Lectures and Demonstrations

    Presented by Petals from the Past at Petals from the Past

    January 23, 2011 - on going

    We invite you to take a look at the workshops and educational programs we are offering. The programs are not pre-scheduled events but will be conducted Tuesday-Friday for garden clubs and groups...more

    BBG Treasure Map

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 17, 2010 - on going

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 10,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains 25+ unique gardens, 30+ works of...more

    Orr Park / Tinglewood

    Presented by Montevallo Parks and Recreation at Orr Park

    January 26, 2011 - on going

    One of the most unique parks and nature preserves in the South is Orr Park, located just south of Birmingham in the charming city of Montevallo, Alabama. A beautiful preserve along Shoal...more

    Aldridge Gardens

    Presented by Aldridge Botanical Gardens at Aldridge Gardens

    March 30, 2011 - on going

    Since Aldridge Gardens opened in 2002, the 30-acre former property of well-known horticulturist Eddie Aldridge and his wife Kay has become a popular attraction in the greater Birmingham area. The...more

    Trails of Africa Exhibit - Open April 2011

    Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo

    April 21, 2011 - on going

    Blazing New Trails in Elephant Care and Conservation

    Much more than an attraction, Trails of Africa is the world’s first exhibit featuring a herd of African bull...more

    The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 17, 2010 - on going

    The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens is the largest public horticultural library in the Southeast and is open to the public. Simply present your Jefferson County Library Card to check out...more

    Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

    at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

    August 31, 2011 - on going

    Where Unique Natural Wonders and Rich History Flow Together

    Turkey Creek Nature Preserve was established through a...more

    Southern Environmental Center

    Presented by Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham-Southern College

    September 1, 2011 - on going

    The Southern Environmental Center (SEC) is the largest educational facility of its kind in Alabama and can handle groups of up to 100 visitors at a time. In addition to its award-winning...more

    Alabama Orchid Society Monthly Meetings

    Presented by Alabama Orchid Society at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    September 16, 2011 - on going

    The aims of the Alabama Orchid Society are, generally stated, to extend the knowledge, production, use, perpetuation and appreciation of orchids of any kind and in any manner.

    The Alabama...more

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