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Garden Events

Spring Plant SaleNight-of-a-Thousand-Flowers
Preview Party

Wednesday, April 5
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Purchase Tickets Here
Enjoy an evening strolling through the thousands of beautiful plants at the Garden’s Spring Plant Sale Preview Party. Sip refreshing wines while you talk with plant experts.  Delicious appetizers and desserts by Ashley’s Catering served. Music provided by the fantastic Winslow Davis.

The Silent Auction will feature special plants, locally crafted garden specialties and gift baskets.

Tickets are $45 per person.

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Toss ‘Um TuesdayCorn-Hole

April 11, 18, and 25
5:00PM – 8:00PM
Lake Lonnie Meadow and Cedar Glade
Free with Membership or Garden Admission

McCleary Family Band – April 11
Musgrove Sessions – April 18
PMB band – April 25

Daisy themed Corn Hole Game complete with lights and a score pole will be set-up on the Lake Lonnie Meadow within earshot of the evenings awesome musical guests!
Bring a picnic or a Grab and Go Box from The Table and enjoy a relaxing evening in the Cedar Glade.

Exploring the Garden’s Treasures

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Free with Membership or Garden Admission

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!

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 led by members of the Huntsville Native Plant Society & the Garden Grubbers

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?

Family Fun Nightlibrary on wheels

Thursday, April 13
5:00-8:00 PM
Amphitheater & Children’s Garden
Free with Membership or Garden Admission
The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library’s BookMobile is coming to HBG on Thursday, April 13, so bring your library card!  We’ll start this family friendly evening with a puppet show in the amphitheater followed by games in the Children’s Garden and an opportunity to get a library card or use the one you have!

Watercolors and Wine

Friday, April 28
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Painting at Lake Lonnie
Purchase Tickets Here

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 masterpieces. Painting is therapeutic and a great way to relax! Sample refreshing wines, snack on appetizers and unwind while you paint. All materials will be provided.
Members $30; Non-Members $35.

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
Register for May 6th 1:00 Session

Saturday, June 10
10:30-11:30 AM or 1:00-2:00 PM
Anderson Education Center & Purdy Butterfly House
Register for June 10th 10:30 Session
Register for June 10th 1:00 Session

Saturday, July 15
10:30-11:30 AM
Anderson Education Center & Purdy Butterfly House
Register for July 15th 10:30 Session

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 an environmentally safe restoration of our indoor butterfly population!  This event will provide a memorable photogenic opportunity for all!
Member $5, Non-member $6.50, Under 3 $0

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Master Illusionist

Sunday, May 7
2:30 – 4:00 PM
Grand Hall
Purchase Tickets

Matt’s family-oriented illusion show called Connections has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people around the world!
Matt performs impossible levitations and predictions, mind reading with an animated drawing, and even an illusion that takes place within the hands of the audience members themselves! Garden Members can mingle with Matt and enjoy walk around magic prior to the show.
Adult tickets $20; Children tickets $10.
Contact Tamara Huron at or call 256-830-4447, ext. 241.

Discovering Dinosaurs Day Hike

Saturdays, May 13, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22
10:00 AM -11:30 AM or 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Meet at the Garden Railway
Members $10, Non-member $12

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 be offered each date.

Register for May 13 @ 10 AM 
Register for May 13 @ 1 PM
Register for June 10 @ 10 AM
Register for June 10  @ 1 PM 
Register for June 24  @ 10 AM
Register for June 24  @ 1 PM
Register for July 8  @ 10 AM
Register for July 8  @ 1  PM
Register for July 22 @ 10  AM
Register for July 22 @ 1 PM 

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Friday, June 2
Rain Date Friday, June 16
7:30 PM – Admission & Concessions Open
8:15 PM – 9:45 PM- Movie Viewing Time

Toyota Boeing Amphitheater
Register Here

Featuring Disney’s Pixar The Good Dinosaur. Movie night is open to the public and included in activities for campers registered for the Campout in the Garden, June 2-3.  Every ticket includes a complimentary bag of popcorn and a bottle of water with additional concessions available for purchase.  Bring a picnic and come early to enjoy playtime time in the Children’s Garden before the movie!
Family Pack $20, Individual $5

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

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