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Grand Opening Activities

For the month of April the Garden will be celebrating the opening of the new
Eloise McDonald Propst Guest Center! The Garden has several different activities planned.
We invite you and your family to come see all the changes and enjoy the Garden!

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Thursday, April 6 – Member Shopping
9AM – 6 PM

Friday – Sunday, April 7-9 – Public Shopping
Friday & Saturday- 9AM-6PM
Sunday – Noon – 5PM

The 2017 Spring Plant Sale and Festival will be colorful, interesting and fun!  We have added even more for you to enjoy as you shop:  more plants, more flowers, more seminars, more food trucks, more entertainment, more children’s activities, more vendors!  We will emphasize education by offering gardening activities for children to enjoy as they learn and educational talks for adults featuring new plant introductions, forming a garden collection, planning your first landscape and designing seasonal arrangements in containers.  This special community event will be your one-stop shopping venue for garden plants, soil testing by Master Gardeners and great free advice from our HBG and Garden Guild plant experts.

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Now – April 30th
Purdy Butterfly House
Included with Garden admission or membership

This exhibit will most likely change the way we feel about those gloomy rainy days. Come experience the Purdy Butterfly House in a brand new way! Hundreds of vibrant umbrellas will float above the greenery, trails and turtles of the Purdy Butterfly House at Huntsville Botanical Garden. The installation uses colorful umbrellas to provide an amazing sight that evokes a careful, child-like energy. You’ll leave wanting to dance in puddles while “singing in the rain!” Don’t forget your rain boots!

Exploring the Garden’s Treasures

Entire Month of April
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 TrailGarden-Treasures
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?

Toss ‘Um TuesdaysCorn-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.

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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!


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