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    Lunch and Learn: Tools of the Trade

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 2, 2015

    See what tools the pros use and how to maintain them for peak performance.

    ...more


    Sushi with Kelly Viall

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 18, 2015

    Join veteran chef Kelly Viall for a night of fun and sushi! This 2 hour, hands-on beginner class will teach you all of the basics of sushi making, from rice to sauces, shopping, serving raw fish...more

    Junior Master Gardener

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 19, 2015

    The Junior Master Gardener program is an international youth gardening program of the university cooperative Extension network. JMG engages children in novel, “hands-on” group and...more

    Native Grasses and Grass-like Plants

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 19, 2015

    Native grasses and grass-like plants dominate the earth, yet their identification presents a challenge to beginner and experienced botanists alike. This workshop will introduce participants to the...more

    Flutter and Flight Fest

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Birmingham

    September 19, 2015

    Join bird and insect enthusiasts from all over Jefferson County (and beyond!) as we celebrate all creatures that flutter and fly! Festival is from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, with professionally led hikes...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    September 19 - September 20, 2015

    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

    The Alabama Orchid Society 31st annual Orchid Show and Sale

    Presented by Alabama Orchid Society and Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 18 - September 20, 2015

    The Alabama Orchid Society is having their 31st annual Orchid Show and Sale in the auditorium of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Sept. 18th – 20th.   Free admission.  Show...more

    Wild Cards

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 9 - September 23, 2015

    How many card games do you know?  Every other Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p..m., learn a new card game to play with your friends and family.  You show us your favorites, and we'll share...more

    Balancing Your body’s pH

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 26, 2015

    Celebrity Personal Chef, Registered Dietitian and Cookbook Author Melissa Petitto will be leading a discussion and cooking demonstration at Birmingham Botanical Gardens on why your body’s...more

    Alabama’s Ecology

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 26, 2015

    With sixty-four types of terrestrial ecosystems shaped by an unusual climate and rich geological history, Alabama's native plants number nearly 3,000 species. They are an important part of our...more

    Eggs Are HOW MUCH? Keeping Backyard Chickens

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    September 29, 2015

    Information on how to select, house, feed, and care for poultry, including local zoning laws and how to care for fresh eggs.


    Whispers from the Past - A Native American Experience

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    October 4, 2015

    Take a trip back in time to rediscover the culture and contributions of Native Alabamians at Whispers From the Past – A Native American Experience.

    Native American life will take...more

    Antiques at The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 1 - October 4, 2015

    MEET OUR TASTEMAKERS: Antiques at The Gardens will feature Tastemakers who are regionally and nationally known architects, interior designers and landscape designers. Each designer will curate...more

    Growing Native Trees from Seed – Oaks, Hickories and Others – Part I

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 10, 2015

    Where do you get a blackjack oak or shagbark hickory when you really need one; or how about a longleaf pine or a black gum? Using classroom instruction and field observation, this class will...more

    How to Harvest

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 10, 2015

    Learn the method to the madness of wild harvesting medicine and food. We will cover identification, harvesting methods, tools, drying methods, and storage of herbs.

    It’s going to be a...more

    Seasonal Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 10, 2015

    This course will introduce the participant to techniques, tools and skills necessary to capture visually stunning and interesting images through the creation of a seasonal series of...more

    Woodcarvers Show

    Presented by Tannehill Woodcarvers Club at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    October 10 - October 11, 2015

    The Tannehill Woodcarvers Club sponsors a woodcarving show and sale each October in the park at the Cane Creek Schoolhouse. The show is culminated with a drawing for a Christmas Tree decorated...more

    Junior Master Gardener

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 17, 2015

    The Junior Master Gardener program is an international youth gardening program of the university cooperative Extension network. JMG engages children in novel, “hands-on” group and...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    October 17 - October 18, 2015

    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 Plant Sale

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 17 - October 18, 2015

    On October 17-18, The Gardens will host its annual Fall Plant Sale in its Blount Plaza – welcoming patrons with opportunities to purchase herbs, sustainable trees, fall annuals, shrubs, natives,...more

    Lunch and Learn: Let There Be Light!

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 21, 2015

    Enhance beauty, provide safety and enjoy your outdoor spaces after dark.


    Taste of Hoover 2015

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    October 22, 2015

    Taste of Hoover celebrates the variety of culinary styles found throughout the city. And it's all in one place! Enjoy an autumn evening with us, strolling through the Gardens and sampling...more

    Autumn Identification of Native Woody Plants

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 24, 2015

    Using The Gardens' extensive living collections as a hands-on resource, we will focus on attributes and identification features of species found naturally or in cultivation in Alabama....more

    Seasonal Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 24, 2015

    This course will introduce the participant to techniques, tools and skills necessary to capture visually stunning and interesting images through the creation of a seasonal series of...more

    Backyard Foraging

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    October 26, 2015

    Join Southern Folk Herbalist Antonia Viteri for an informative talk about edible plants you can forage in your own yard. We will discuss traditional and medicinal uses for common plants of the...more

    Southern Tales at The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 1, 2015

    Sallie Independence Foster lived in a world of high-top shoes, inkwells, and mail carried on horseback. But storyteller Dolores Hydock and musician Bobby Horton have brought her into the 21st...more

    Moss Rock Festival

    Presented by Moss Rock Festival at Moss Rock Preserve, Hoover

    November 7 - November 8, 2015

    The first weekend in November The Preserve in Hoover will be a regional focus for art, design & environmental lovers everywhere as the 9th Annual Moss Rock...more

    Herbal 1st Aid

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 14, 2015

    Come learn how to address first aid situations such as: bug bites, sun burns, shock, and sprains with herbal medicine. Teachers Antonia Viteri and Cameron Strouss will guide you through the use of...more

    Up Close & Personal: Macrophotography

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 7 - November 14, 2015

    This course will focus on all aspects of capturing, processing and displaying macro-photographic (extreme close-up) images using the plants, features and environment of the Birmingham Botanical...more

    Junior Master Gardener

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 21, 2015

    The Junior Master Gardener program is an international youth gardening program of the university cooperative Extension network. JMG engages children in novel, “hands-on” group and...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    November 21 - November 22, 2015

    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

    Tannehill Crafter's Open House

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

    November 27 - November 29, 2015

    The Crafter’s Open House is Nov. 27th–Nov. 29th. This is the end of the season for our resident crafters and offers refreshments and handmade items.


    Photography Class: What’s This Button Do?

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 5, 2015

    This class is designed for those who have just gotten their first digital camera, or for those who have had one for a while but never really felt comfortable shooting in any mode other than full...more

    Christmas at Arlington Antebellum House and Gardens

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

    December 5 - December 6, 2015

    Christmas at Arlington is an annual event held the first weekend in December to kick off the holiday season.  Arlington, Birmingham's beautiful Greek Revival 1840s Museum House, is on the...more

    Flora Photography

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 19, 2015

    This class is designed to teach the student how to capture images of the plants - shrubs, flowers, and trees - specific to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

    The class is organized into...more

    Yard Art

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    April 3 - December 24, 2015

    Functional art for the garden by various artists

    This show is taking place in Naked Art’s outdoor space.

    Participating artists:
    Clint Coopersmith
    Andrew...more

    Coffee, Conversation, and Crafts

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    June 1 - December 28, 2015

    This group meets every Monday at the Springville Road Library to work on crafts, socialize, and enjoy refreshments. All supplies, materials, and instructions are provided at no charge and all...more

    Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    January 9 - January 16, 2016

    This class is designed to introduce the student to basic concepts in photography and digital camera operations including:

    Image Capture - understanding the light, know your camera, develop...more

    Spring Cleansing

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    February 13, 2016

    Ease your winter to spring transition with emerging spring plants. Cameron and Antonia will discus the traditional use of herbs to jump start your body with a spring cleaning.


    Birmingham Botanical Gardens PHOTO-TALK

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    January 18, 2015 - February 21, 2016

     If you can answer yes to any of these questions then this discussion group is for you!
    1. I'm interested in photography.
    2. I want to develop my photographic skills.
    3....more

    Herbal Remedies for Gardeners

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 12, 2016

    Learn Cameron and Antonia’s secret weapon recipes for safe non-toxic herbal alternatives to your home and garden woes.


    Yoga with Lindsey

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    April 8, 2015 - April 27, 2016

    Join instructor Lindsey Barclift at the Gardens on Wednesday in our new adult yoga class. Twenty-five years of classical ballet training, plus many years of cardio, weight and group training has...more

    Yoga with Lindsey

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    April 8, 2015 - April 27, 2016

    Join instructor Lindsey Barclift at the Gardens on Wednesday in our new adult yoga class. Twenty-five years of classical ballet training, plus many years of cardio, weight and group training has...more

    Educational Workshops, Lectures and Demonstrations

    Presented by Petals from the Past at Petals from the Past, Jemison

    Ongoing

    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

    Orr Park / Tinglewood

    Presented by Montevallo Parks and Recreation at Orr Park, Montevallo

    Ongoing

    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

    BBG Treasure Map

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    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

    Aldridge Gardens

    Presented by Aldridge Botanical Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    Ongoing

    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, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    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, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    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, Pinson

    Ongoing

    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, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    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

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