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Adult Garden Events

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Solar Eclipse
Monday, August 21
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Grand Hall

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On August 21, America will be treated to its first coast to coast total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years! The eclipse will be at 97% in Huntsville with maximum viewing at 1:30 PM. The Garden is the perfect setting for this special event.

Kick off the party with lunch and beverages including homemade Moon Pies by the Table Restaurant. Solar Eclipse Cocktails offered for $5.

All guests receive Solar Eclipse Shades for the viewing. Face painting and crafts for the kids.

Adult Ticket $15.00
Child Ticket $7.00
Kids 3 & Under Free (please register)

Contact Tamara Huron at with questions.

George Sherwood Reception

Winds, Waves and Light: Kinetic SculpturesGeorge Sherwood
Tuesday, August 29
Carriage House
Purchase Tickets 

Please join us for a special reception celebrating the work of George Sherwood.  The evening will be highlighted with a meet and greet with the artist. Don’t miss this unique evening being the first to see George’s Kinetic Sculptures at the Garden.

American sculptor George Sherwood explores aesthetic systems of space, time, and the dynamic relationships of objects in motion. His work is usually made of stainless steel, the reflective qualities of which integrate the sculpture into its environment. For his outdoor works, wind speed and direction, shades of light, time of day, precipitation, and seasonal color transform the qualities of light and movement of the sculpture.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer served

Members $25  Non-Members $30
More information: Tamara Huron at or call 256-830-4447, ext. 241

Paint Out & Wet Paint Sale

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(Paint Out Welcome Reception)
Friday, Sept. 15
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Paint Out
Saturday, Sept. 16
Rain Date Sept. 17
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
In the Garden
Registration Here
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Wet Paint Sale
Sunday, Sept. 17
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
In the Grand Hall

The Oil Painters of America will host a Paint Out at the Garden this fall! Artists from around the country will paint different areas that highlight the Garden. Visitors to the Garden can relax as they view the masterpieces being created.

Join us in the Grand Hall in the Guest Center On Sunday, September 17 from 2-4 pm for the Wet Paint Sale. Take pleasure in this unique opportunity to view the artwork and maybe purchase one of your favorites.

This is a complimentary event and open to all. Wine available for purchase in the East Wing of the Guest Center. Co-hosts Ann Mowller Steverson and Rebekah Bynum in conjunction with Protege Atelier.

Cash awards will be presented to the top 3 winning artists at the sale. Juror of awards TBA.


Felder Rushing Herb Presentation & Reception

Sunday, September 17
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Carriage House
Register Here

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and hear Felder’s presentation.. Felder is always entertaining and educational. Horticulturist Felder Rushing is a 10th generation American gardener who doubles his pleasure between a celebrated Mississippi cottage and a terrace house in Lancashire, England. The retired Extension Consumer Horticulturalist has 18 gardening books under his belt, countless magazine articles (including Landscape Architecture, Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Fine Gardening, House and Garden, and National Geographic) and for over 35 years continued his twice-weekly newspaper columns. The longtime online gardening Q&A guy for HGTV hosts a weekly live NPR gardening program from wherever he is lecturing across the country and around the world. Felder’s books available for purchase and signing.image002

Contact Tamara Huron at for more information.
Members $15, Non-Members $20

Painted Gourd ClassPainted Gourd

Girl’s Night Out
Friday, September 29
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Nichols Arbor
Register Here

Create a festive Scarecrow Gourd to decorate your home!  Artist Linda Morton leads the class using acrylic paints and medium size gourds. Light beverages and appetizers served. Beer and wine avaialble for purchase. All materials supplied.

Members $30   Non-Members $35
Contact Tamara Huron at with questions.

For more information on Special Garden Events, please contact Tamara Huron at or call 256-830-4447, ext. 241

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