Gardenmother's Garden at Sloss Quarters

Gardenmother's Garden at Sloss Quarters

Presented by Birmingham Historical Society and Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

Located adjacent Birmingham Historical Society’s 1905 house in Sloss Quarters, where industrial workers once lived and raised their food and medecine chest, the garden recreates a home garden of the early 20th century, the days before commercial fertilizers, hybrid seeds, and highly mechanized practices. Then and now, plots separated by gravel walks, are laid out for a family’s vegetables, kitchen and medicinal herbs, fruits and flowers. The garden is open to the public during Sloss visitor hours, Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 – 4:00 and Sunday 12:00 – 4:00. There is no admission charge, It is sponsored by Birmingham Historical Sceity and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System with the support of Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. Second Saturday Walks and Talks are conducted March to November  at 10:30 on many aspects of history, heritage and horticulture.

Admission Info


Phone: 205-251-1880


Dates & Times

2016/07/14 - 2037/01/01

Additional time info:

The garden is open during visitor hours at Sloss Furnaces: Tuesday-Saturday, 10-4 and Sunday 12-4.

Location Info

Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

20 32nd Street North, Birmingham, AL 35222