Pick up an activity sheet in the new Guest Center atrium and venture out to explore a different garden each weekend during the month of April. Follow the map to the Exploring the Garden’s Treasures sign, read, explore and answer the question or questions on the activity sheet. Winners will be drawn on the Monday following each weekend to receive weekly prizes. Contest begins again the next weekend. At the end of April, all entries will be entered into a drawing for an ipad!!! Come to the Garden each weekend in April and enter the contest. Look for the treasure box in the Guest Center; that’s where you’ll drop off your entry each day! Weekend prizes!
Free with Membership or Garden Admission
April 1-7 Holmes Trillium Collection & Bush Azalea Trail
Grand Opening Weekend!
April 1st: Garden Walking Tour of the Trillium Collection led by Harold Holmes. Meet in the Guest Center Atrium 10 AM.
Music in the amphitheater from 1:00 – 3:00 PM by the local eclectic folk rock PMB band! Bring a picnic lunch and kick back!
April 2nd: Garden Walking Tour of the Bush Azalea Trail led by Vernon Bush. Meet in the Guest Center Atrium 2 PM
April 8-14 Mathews Nature Trail
Guided Walks on Saturday, April 8
11:00 AM – led by Rachel Young
1:00 PM – led by Margaret J. Vann
Bonnie Perkins Tondera, author of the book Wildflowers of North Alabama, will also be on hand to answer questions. You can purchase this wonderfully useful reference book in the Shoppe at the Garden for $8.00! Mike H. Gibson, HBG’s curator wrote the text along with Laura French Clark and he and Margaret Vann contributed photographs. The wildflowers are in bloom and the experts are ready to led you through a stunning exhibit right here in our own backyard!
April 15 – 21 Damson Aquatic Garden
Pick up small aquarium fishing nets and a baggie of fish food for some fun catch and release at the aquatic garden!
April 22 – 28 Lewis Birding Trail
Bring Your Binoculars!
April 29 – May 5th Purdy Butterfly House
How many species of butterflies do you see?