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Anita Hoodless
Anita Hoodless
Mar 10 – Jun 30 all-day
Anita Hoodless @ Guest Center
Watercolor artist Anita Hoodless paints a variety of subjects in an interpretive realistic style. Her large still lifes and florals reflect her love of bold color and strong value contrasts. She also enjoys painting the reflective qualities of glass and … Continue reading
Coppersmith Robert Taylor
Coppersmith Robert Taylor
Apr 1 – Jun 30 all-day
Coppersmith Robert Taylor
Coppersmith Robert Taylor is a Roycroft Master Artisan. He is one of only five Roycroft Master Coppersmith’s in the country to hold that title. On the bottom of each piece you will find two special marks, or stamps; one with … Continue reading
Exploring the Garden’s Treasures
Exploring the Garden’s Treasures
Apr 1 – May 5 all-day
Exploring the Garden's Treasures @ Throughout the Garden
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 … Continue reading
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Botanical Illustration Art Classes, Color Pencil I, 1-5 2:00 pm
Botanical Illustration Art Classes, Color Pencil I, 1-5
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Color Pencil I Prerequisites: P I, P II, CL Instructor Frank Andrus, Certified Botanical Illustrator Learning to use color pencils the right way insures your success.  Observation skills will be polished with the building of records.  Exercises with demonstrations in class … Continue reading
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Purdy Butterfly House
Purdy Butterfly House
May 6 – Oct 5 all-day
Purdy Butterfly House @ Purdy Butterfly House | Huntsville | Alabama | United States
This beautiful, soaring 9000 sq. ft. natural stone and steel beam structure overlooking the entrance pond is home to thousands of native butterflies, tadpoles, frogs, button quail, turtles and other critters. Waterfall, ponds, streams, lush vegetation and flowering plants invite … Continue reading
Mulch Giveaway 8:00 am
Mulch Giveaway
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Need to pick-up some mulch? We can help! The city will be loading trucks the first and third Saturdays of every month through October! The mulch is located on the property adjacent to the Garden. The entrance is east of … Continue reading
The Hosta Sale 9:00 am
The Hosta Sale
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Hosta Sale @ Grisham Pavilion
The Hosta Society of North Alabama presents the best selection of Hosta plants for sale in one place in Alabama on one day only. We’ll have education presentations, Hosta of the Year displau, and friendly HSNA members offering gardening advice.
Butterfly Release 10:30 am
Butterfly Release
May 6 @ 10:30 am
Butterfly Release @ Anderson Education Center & Purdy Butterfly House
Butterfly Release Saturday, May 6 10:30-11:30 AM or 1:00-2:00 PM Anderson Education Center & Purdy Butterfly House Register for May 6th 10:30 Session – FULL Register for May 6th 1:00 Session Saturday, June 10 10:30-11:30 AM or 1:00-2:00 PM Anderson … Continue reading
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Plant ID Walk – Guest Center – May 2:00 pm
Plant ID Walk – Guest Center – May
May 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Purchase Tickets Here Featuring new plants in beds around the Guest Center with a walk in the Garden lead by Carol Lambdin, Landscape Architect.  With over 140 new species of plants now being showcased in and around the new Guest … Continue reading
Matt Adams Master Illusionist 2:30 pm
Matt Adams Master Illusionist
May 7 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Matt Adams Master Illusionist @ Grand Hall
Purchase Tickets Matt’s family-oriented illusion show called Connections has been enjoyed by people around the world on every habitable continent! Matt performs impossible levitations, mind reading with an animated drawing, and even a wonderful heartfelt prediction that will leave the … Continue reading
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Botanical Illustration Art Classes, Pencil I, 1-5 2:00 pm
Botanical Illustration Art Classes, Pencil I, 1-5
May 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
NO Prerequisite Art Supply Sources Material List Instructor Frank Andrus, Certified Botanical Illustrator In these classes beginners will acquire knowledge of tools, papers, and fundamentals of illustration.  Drawing, perspective, composition and tonal values are covered.  Comfortable for people who think they … Continue reading
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Botanical Illustration Art Classes, Color Pencil II, 1-5 2:00 pm
Botanical Illustration Art Classes, Color Pencil II, 1-5
May 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Instructor Frank Andrus, Certified Botanical Illustrator Color Pencil II Prerequisites: P I, P II, CL, CP I The study of “Underpainting” will add strength to your art renderings.  Introduction to “Solvent” as a major tool produces stunning pictures that mimic oil … Continue reading
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Dino-Soiree 6:00 pm
Dino-Soiree
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dino-Soiree @ Carriage House
Purchase Tickets Join us for a special sneak preview party celebrating the Dinosaur Uproar exhibit with special thanks to all the Garden’s Sponsors. Sip wines, the Garden’s own crafted beer or a Green Dinosaur the signature drink of the evening. … Continue reading
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National Public Garden Day
National Public Garden Day
May 12 all-day
National Public Garden Day
Visit this link to receive the discounted ticket for the Huntsville Botanical Garden or to look up other Garden offers. https://publicgardens.org/about-public-gardens/gardens/huntsville-botanical-garden
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Dinosaurs UpROAR Alive
Dinosaurs UpROAR Alive
May 13 – Aug 13 all-day
Dinosaurs UpROAR Alive
A different kind of animal has arrived at the Garden: dinosaurs. For a limited time, ferocious, magnificent creatures of the mighty Mesozoic era will be “unextinct”—brought “back to life” throughout the Garden. Ever since the first dinosaur was discovered, these … Continue reading
Dino’s & Donuts 8:00 am
Dino’s & Donuts
May 13 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Dino’s & Donuts @ Guest Center
Purchase Tickets Here The Dinosaurs are coming with a roar to the Garden! Be the first to see the Dinosaur Uproar exhibit on opening day! Enjoy an assortment of donuts, fresh fruit and beverages before you visit the life size … Continue reading
Discovering Dinosaurs Day Hike 10:00 am
Discovering Dinosaurs Day Hike
May 13 @ 10:00 am
Discovering Dinosaurs Day Hike: Guided daytime walk led by education department staff through the Dinosaurs Uproar Alive exhibit and the Dinosaur loop in the Children’s Garden complete with a hands-on activity and something to take home!  A different activity will … Continue reading
Herb Fest 10:00 am
Herb Fest
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Herb Fest @ Herb Garden
The Huntsville Herb Society hosts its annual Herb Fest. Visit the Herb Garden to sample herb treats and drinks. Fresh herbs will be given away while supplies last. Just in time for Mother’s Day, Tussie Mussie’s and herb items will … Continue reading
Exploring Plant Fossils with an Expert Paleontologist 11:30 am
Exploring Plant Fossils with an Expert Paleontologist
May 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Exploring Plant Fossils with an Expert Paleontologist @ Anderson Education Classroom
Register Here PowerPoint/Show-and-Tell with a Q & A all led by local paleontologist Ashley Allen.  The Show-and-Tell portion will include viewing and touching over 25 unique one-of-a-kind fossils found in Alabama by Mr. Allen!  The fossils will be on display … Continue reading
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Mothers Day Luncheon & Butterfly Release – Event Full/Registration Closed 12:30 pm
Mothers Day Luncheon & Butterfly Release – Event Full/Registration Closed
May 14 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Mothers Day Luncheon & Butterfly Release - Event Full/Registration Closed
The Carriage House Luncheon catered by The Table! Presentation in the Anderson Education Center Butterfly Releases in the Purdy Butterfly House Hosted by the Education and Horticulture Department Event Full/Registration Closed In addition to a yummy lunch and the opportunity … Continue reading
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Botanical Illustration Art Classes, Color Pencil II, 1-5 2:00 pm
Botanical Illustration Art Classes, Color Pencil II, 1-5
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Instructor Frank Andrus, Certified Botanical Illustrator Color Pencil II Prerequisites: P I, P II, CL, CP I The study of “Underpainting” will add strength to your art renderings.  Introduction to “Solvent” as a major tool produces stunning pictures that mimic oil … Continue reading
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Watercolors and Wine – Painting at the Aquatic Garden 6:00 pm
Watercolors and Wine – Painting at the Aquatic Garden
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Watercolors and Wine - Painting at the Aquatic Garden
Purchase Tickets Here Meet at Cherry Terrace – Shuttles available to Aquatic Garden Painting and sipping wine classes are popular and the Garden is the perfect canvas! No art experience is necessary as our Garden instructors guide the group n creating … Continue reading
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Mulch Giveaway 8:00 am
Mulch Giveaway
May 20 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Need to pick-up some mulch? We can help! The city will be loading trucks the first and third Saturdays of every month through October! The mulch is located on the property adjacent to the Garden. The entrance is east of … Continue reading
Native Azalea Propagation Class 9:15 am
Native Azalea Propagation Class
May 20 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am
Native Azalea Propagation Class @ Anderson Education Classroom
Purchase Tickets Here Native Azalea Propagation Class taught by HBG’s Bush Azalea Trail namesake Vernon Bush.  Vernon propagates thousands of native azaleas each year and he’s refined his techniques to a science that he’s happy to share!  You’ll be given … Continue reading
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Botanical Illustration Art Classes, Color Pencil II, 1-5 2:00 pm
Botanical Illustration Art Classes, Color Pencil II, 1-5
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Instructor Frank Andrus, Certified Botanical Illustrator Color Pencil II Prerequisites: P I, P II, CL, CP I The study of “Underpainting” will add strength to your art renderings.  Introduction to “Solvent” as a major tool produces stunning pictures that mimic oil … Continue reading
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Daylily Festival 9:00 am
Daylily Festival
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Daylily Festival @ Daylily Garden
This is the perfect time to view the explosion of color in the Daylily Garden.Volunteers will be there to greet visitors and to answer questions. Come prepared to make a list of favorites among the plants designated for sale at … Continue reading
Master Gardeners Hands-On in the Demonstration Vegetable Garden 9:00 am
Master Gardeners Hands-On in the Demonstration Vegetable Garden
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Master Gardeners  Hands-On in the  Demonstration Vegetable Garden @ Demonstration Vegetable Garden
Created and maintained by the Master Gardeners of North Alabama, this area is a composite of various types of gardens to serve as models for the home gardener.  The Demonstration Vegetable Garden (DVG) spotlights All America Selections and heirlooms that … Continue reading
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Botanical Illustration Art Classes, Color Pencil II, 1-5 2:00 pm
Botanical Illustration Art Classes, Color Pencil II, 1-5
May 31 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Instructor Frank Andrus, Certified Botanical Illustrator Color Pencil II Prerequisites: P I, P II, CL, CP I The study of “Underpainting” will add strength to your art renderings.  Introduction to “Solvent” as a major tool produces stunning pictures that mimic oil … Continue reading


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