Native Tree Identification
September 29, October 6, 13, 20 & 27, and November 3
1:00 -3:30 p.m.
Anderson Education Classroom
Non-Members: $5 per class + Garden Admission
Instructor: Chris Stuhlinger, Certified Arborist
Want to learn how to identify native trees by using bark, twig, flower, fruit and leaf characteristics?
This class will be a 6 week series on using combinations of diagnostic characteristics such as bark type, overall growth habit, and leaf and bud shape and arrangement to identify native tree species, at least to the genus level.
10th Annual Fall Plant Sale
October 18 7 19
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Did you know the fall is the BEST time to plant trees, shrubs, and perennials in your garden?
We’re excited to share our native trees and shrubs, ornamental plants, fall vegetables, and pansies with you! We’ll also offer a limited number of specially-selected pollinator trees and shrubs.
Yoga at the Garden
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Maria Brito
Maria’s classes are focused on intense core strength. She strives to create a fun and uplifting environment for her students to find inner peace and connection. Maria encourages her students to explore and expand within their own body and consciousness thru her vinyasa-based flows that focus on breath, movement, and alignment. She has traveled the world and has trained with many inspiring instructors whose teachings have helped her transform and create a powerful and dynamic flow that is always new and challenging. Please bring comfortable workout clothing and your yoga mat.
Classes will be held outdoors weather permitting with a back-up indoor location in the Carriage House or Nichols Arbor.
Plant Invaders Workshop
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Volunteer Classroom and Back 40 Woods
Taught by Jennifer Davidson
This class is FREE to everyone, but space is limited.
Learn about locally problematic invasive plant species, how to identify them, and the best methods of control. This workshop provides an ID presentation and hands-on* field experience with knowledgeable staff helping and answering questions.
*Participants should bring gloves and wear long pants and closed toe shoes.
Environmentalism is at the heart of everything Jennifer Davidson does. In high school, she discovered the joy of growing her own vegetables and worked her first summer job here at the Garden. She designed her own interdisciplinary major, Environmental Decision-Making, at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and studied tropical biodiversity in Costa Rica and Ecuador. She has worked as a ground worker for an arborist and as a freelance gardener and was selected to be the native plant intern at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. In 2017, she started working at Huntsville Botanical Garden (again!) as a full-time gardener, and in 2018 was promoted to horticulture specialist. She has since earned her pesticide applicator’s license from the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and taught a composting class for beginners.
This event is made possible by the Alabama Invasive Plant Council Education and Outreach Grant