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Purdy Butterfly House
Purdy Butterfly House
May 1 – Sep 30 all-day
Purdy Butterfly House @ Purdy Butterfly House | Huntsville | Alabama | United States
The Purdy Butterfly House, the nation’s largest open-air butterfly house, opens on May 1 and through September is home to 1,500 butterflies, as well as turtles, button quail, frogs, and other critters. A series of butterfly releases are scheduled during … Continue reading
Hostas on Parade – Hosta Show 12:00 pm
Hostas on Parade – Hosta Show
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hostas on Parade - Hosta Show @ Anderson Education Classroom
The Hosta Society of North Alabama presents Hostas on Parade, a juried show that will be held in the Anderson Education Classroom. The Leaf Show is a great way for you to recognize a large number of hosta species and … Continue reading
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Wacky Wednesdays! 12:00 pm
Wacky Wednesdays!
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
It’s time to get wacky! jQuery.noConflict(); jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery("#wacky-wednesdays").flexslider({ animation: "fade", controlsContainer: ".controls", slideshow: true, slideshowSpeed: 4000, animationDuration: 1000, directionNav: false, controlNav: true, pauseOnAction: true, pauseOnHover: false }); }); Join us in the Children’s Garden each Wednesday (June 5 – July … Continue reading
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Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit
Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit
Jun 8 – Jul 31 all-day
Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit @ Propst Guest Center
Huntsville is one of 67 communities in Alabama to host Making Alabama and the Huntsville Botanical Garden is proud to offer a venue to share our state’s rich history with you! Celebrating 200 Years This exhibit is a celebration of … Continue reading
Sweet Homegrown Alabama
Sweet Homegrown Alabama
Jun 8 – Sep 30 all-day
Sweet Homegrown Alabama
State Symbol Scavenger Hunt (Click here to download the scavenger hunt) Do you know why Alabama is called the “Yellowhammer State?” Do you know what our state mineral is? What about our state wildflower? As you explore the Garden this … Continue reading
Butterfly Release 10:00 am
Butterfly Release
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Butterfly Release @ Anderson Education Center & Purdy Butterfly House
Help us repopulate the Purdy Butterfly House by releasing live butterflies in the morning, afternoon, or both!  We’ll begin this program with a brief presentation in the Anderson Education Center classroom followed by time spent in the butterfly house enjoying … Continue reading
Making Alabama Opening Reception 10:00 am
Making Alabama Opening Reception
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Making Alabama Opening Reception @ Propst Guest Center
Huntsville is one of 67 communities in the state to host Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit and the Garden is proud to offer a venue to share our state’s rich history with you. We hope you’ll help us celebrate! … Continue reading
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Junior Master Gardener Summer Camp: Grades 3 – 5 9:00 am
Junior Master Gardener Summer Camp: Grades 3 – 5
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
For children advancing to Grades 3 – 5 Junior Master Gardener introduces and reinforces gardening skills for all ages. Campers will have the opportunity to explore and learn about the environment around them. They will also get a chance to get … Continue reading
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Junior Master Gardener Summer Camp: Grades 3 – 5 9:00 am
Junior Master Gardener Summer Camp: Grades 3 – 5
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
For children advancing to Grades 3 – 5 Junior Master Gardener introduces and reinforces gardening skills for all ages. Campers will have the opportunity to explore and learn about the environment around them. They will also get a chance to get … Continue reading
Bicentennial Speaker: Valerie Pope Burnes 6:00 pm
Bicentennial Speaker: Valerie Pope Burnes
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bicentennial Speaker: Valerie Pope Burnes @ Conservatory
Valerie Pope Burnes is an assistant professor of history and former director of the Center for the Study of the Black Belt at the University of West Alabama. In Visions of the Black Belt, Valerie Pope Burnes and co-author Robin McDonald … Continue reading
Firefly Night Hike 7:30 pm
Firefly Night Hike
Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Firefly Night Hike @ Boeing-Toyota Amphitheater
Click links below to register: Register for June 11 Register for June 25 Register for July 2 Register for July 9 Register for July 23 We will meet in the Boeing-Toyota Amphitheater (First parking lot immediately to your left as … Continue reading
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Junior Master Gardener Summer Camp: Grades 3 – 5 9:00 am
Junior Master Gardener Summer Camp: Grades 3 – 5
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
For children advancing to Grades 3 – 5 Junior Master Gardener introduces and reinforces gardening skills for all ages. Campers will have the opportunity to explore and learn about the environment around them. They will also get a chance to get … Continue reading
Wacky Wednesdays! 12:00 pm
Wacky Wednesdays!
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
It’s time to get wacky! jQuery.noConflict(); jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery("#wacky-wednesdays").flexslider({ animation: "fade", controlsContainer: ".controls", slideshow: true, slideshowSpeed: 4000, animationDuration: 1000, directionNav: false, controlNav: true, pauseOnAction: true, pauseOnHover: false }); }); Join us in the Children’s Garden each Wednesday (June 5 – July … Continue reading
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Junior Master Gardener Summer Camp: Grades 3 – 5 9:00 am
Junior Master Gardener Summer Camp: Grades 3 – 5
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
For children advancing to Grades 3 – 5 Junior Master Gardener introduces and reinforces gardening skills for all ages. Campers will have the opportunity to explore and learn about the environment around them. They will also get a chance to get … Continue reading
Hydrangea Walk 5:30 pm
Hydrangea Walk
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Hydrangea Walk @ meet in the Guest Center Atrium
Harvey Cotten will lead a tour of our Hydrangea collections! Learn the charm and history of the different species and cultivars of Hydrangeas. The walk will leave promptly from the Guest Center at 5:30 pm. Garden Members: FREE Non-Members: $5 + Garden … Continue reading
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Junior Master Gardener Summer Camp: Grades 3 – 5 9:00 am
Junior Master Gardener Summer Camp: Grades 3 – 5
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
For children advancing to Grades 3 – 5 Junior Master Gardener introduces and reinforces gardening skills for all ages. Campers will have the opportunity to explore and learn about the environment around them. They will also get a chance to get … Continue reading
Seeds to Sprouts 10:00 am
Seeds to Sprouts
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Seeds to Sprouts @ Anderson Education Classroom
Come and enjoy exciting stories for the season, crafts, learning activities, and walks (weather permitting) in the Garden with your little Sprout! Each class offers a different adventure to get your little one experiencing nature and all it has to … Continue reading
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Raising Carnivores 10:00 am
Raising Carnivores
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Raising Carnivores @ Anderson Education Classroom
Rachel Young will introduce participants to the strange world of Alabama carnivorous plants and their habitats. Learn how to grow them in your garden or on a tabletop. Class includes a tour of the bogs in the Garden for an … Continue reading
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Girl Scouts Summer Camp 9:00 am
Girl Scouts Summer Camp
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
For Brownies and Juniors This year’s camp is for Brownies and Juniors and will focus on the Citizen Scientist requirements.  We will explore the natural world and learn how we can help others to understand it better. The “Think Like … Continue reading
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Girl Scouts Summer Camp 9:00 am
Girl Scouts Summer Camp
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
For Brownies and Juniors This year’s camp is for Brownies and Juniors and will focus on the Citizen Scientist requirements.  We will explore the natural world and learn how we can help others to understand it better. The “Think Like … Continue reading
Bicentennial Speaker: Dr. James Pate 6:00 pm
Bicentennial Speaker: Dr. James Pate
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bicentennial Speaker: Dr. James Pate @ Carriage House
James P. Pate is an independent scholar/writer and an Emeritus Professor of History at the University of West Alabama where he served as a department chair, dean, and vice president for academic affairs (1967-1995). Albert James Pickett’s two-volume History of … Continue reading
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Girl Scouts Summer Camp 9:00 am
Girl Scouts Summer Camp
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
For Brownies and Juniors This year’s camp is for Brownies and Juniors and will focus on the Citizen Scientist requirements.  We will explore the natural world and learn how we can help others to understand it better. The “Think Like … Continue reading
Wacky Wednesdays! 12:00 pm
Wacky Wednesdays!
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
It’s time to get wacky! jQuery.noConflict(); jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery("#wacky-wednesdays").flexslider({ animation: "fade", controlsContainer: ".controls", slideshow: true, slideshowSpeed: 4000, animationDuration: 1000, directionNav: false, controlNav: true, pauseOnAction: true, pauseOnHover: false }); }); Join us in the Children’s Garden each Wednesday (June 5 – July … Continue reading
Yoga at the Garden 5:30 pm
Yoga at the Garden
Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Register for June 19* *Please note that the June 19 class was originally scheduled for June 22 Register for July 27 Instructor: Maria Brito Maria’s classes are focused on intense core strength. She strives to create a fun and uplifting … Continue reading
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Girl Scouts Summer Camp 9:00 am
Girl Scouts Summer Camp
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
For Brownies and Juniors This year’s camp is for Brownies and Juniors and will focus on the Citizen Scientist requirements.  We will explore the natural world and learn how we can help others to understand it better. The “Think Like … Continue reading
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Girl Scouts Summer Camp 9:00 am
Girl Scouts Summer Camp
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
For Brownies and Juniors This year’s camp is for Brownies and Juniors and will focus on the Citizen Scientist requirements.  We will explore the natural world and learn how we can help others to understand it better. The “Think Like … Continue reading
Clap for Classics! In the Garden 10:00 am
Clap for Classics! In the Garden
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Clap for Classics! In the Garden @ Anderson Education Classroom
If your little one loves nature and music, this is the class for you! We are happy to bring back this amazing program for our “Sprouter” crowd in partnership with Clap for Classics, based out of Madison, AL. During each … Continue reading
Family Campout in the Garden 5:00 pm
Family Campout in the Garden
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 22 @ 8:00 am
Family Campout in the Garden @ Dogwood Grove behind Aquatic Garden
Campout activities include a hot dog dinner and a variety of fun family game time, followed by stargazing with the Von Braun Astronomical Society, a night hike through the garden, roasting marshmallows and a night sleeping under the stars in … Continue reading
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2019 Armed Forces Week
2019 Armed Forces Week
Jun 22 – Jun 30 all-day
2019 Armed Forces Week
Additional Armed Forces Week Offers (Military ID required): Receive 10% off at the Dogwood Café Receive 20% off at the Shoppe at the Garden (normal exclusions apply)
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Firefly Night Hike 7:30 pm
Firefly Night Hike
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Firefly Night Hike @ Boeing-Toyota Amphitheater
Click links below to register: Register for June 11 Register for June 25 Register for July 2 Register for July 9 Register for July 23 We will meet in the Boeing-Toyota Amphitheater (First parking lot immediately to your left as … Continue reading
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Wacky Wednesdays! 12:00 pm
Wacky Wednesdays!
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
It’s time to get wacky! jQuery.noConflict(); jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery("#wacky-wednesdays").flexslider({ animation: "fade", controlsContainer: ".controls", slideshow: true, slideshowSpeed: 4000, animationDuration: 1000, directionNav: false, controlNav: true, pauseOnAction: true, pauseOnHover: false }); }); Join us in the Children’s Garden each Wednesday (June 5 – July … Continue reading
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Seeds to Sprouts 10:00 am
Seeds to Sprouts
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Seeds to Sprouts @ Anderson Education Classroom
Come and enjoy exciting stories for the season, crafts, learning activities, and walks (weather permitting) in the Garden with your little Sprout! Each class offers a different adventure to get your little one experiencing nature and all it has to … Continue reading
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Composting 101 1:30 pm
Composting 101
Jun 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Composting 101 @ Anderson Education Classroom
Taught by HBG Horticultural Specialist Jennifer Davidson. This class is for absolute composting beginners! You’ll learn how to turn kitchen and landscape “waste” into a valuable, nutritive, and best of all, FREE soil amendment for your garden. We will discuss … Continue reading


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