Events

Monthly Calendar

May 24, 2015 - June 21, 2015

“There’s Always Something Growing On” at Huntsville Botanical Garden!

Don't forget that some of our events and classes need volunteers! To see a list of volunteer opportunities,  go to the Volunteers page under Get Involved!


Festivals

Nature Connects: Art With LEGO® Bricks
Friday April 24, 2015 - Sunday July 26, 2015

Sculptures built by Sean Kenney with LEGO® bricks on display in the Garden.

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Purdy Butterfly House
Friday May 1, 2015 - Wednesday September 30, 2015

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 visitors to experience this varied and colorful collection of flora and fauna.

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Events

Fern Festival & Sale
Saturday May 30, 2015 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Murray Hall Parking Lot

The Huntsville Fern Society announces its Annual Fern Sale, offering a wide selection of hardy ferns for sale to the general public.

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Micro City LEGO® Nation
Saturday May 30, 2015
Murray Hall

Micro City LEGO® Nation is for ages 8 & up. The group will create a community piece to be displayed at the Garden during the Nature Connects, Art with LEGO® Bricks exhibit. Micro City is held from 2-3:30 pm

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Summer Sounds
Thursday June 4, 2015 - Thursday July 30, 2015
Garden Railway

Enjoy an eclectic selection of musicians each Thursday evening as they perform their own unique genre of music.

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Hosta Leaf Show
Saturday June 6, 2015
Anderson Education Center Classroom

See a display of exceptional hosta leaves in this judged Hosta show.

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The LEGO® Movie
Friday June 12, 2015
Boeing-Toyota Amphitheatre

Bring the family to the Garden to enjoy the LEGO® Movie at the Amphitheatre

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Family Campout in the Garden & The LEGO® Movie
Friday June 12, 2015 - Saturday June 13, 2015
Dogwood Grove

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Red, White & Blooms
Thursday June 18, 2015
Murray Hall Deck & Teledyne Terrace

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Girls' Night Out: Basic Orchid Care
Thursday June 18, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Grab your best girlfriend and head to the Garden for an evening of fun and creativity. Make a take-home craft and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

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Master Gardeners Weekend
Saturday June 20, 2015 - Sunday June 21, 2015
Demonstration Vegetable Garden

Join the Master Gardeners of North Alabama (MGNA) at the Demonstration Vegetable Garden (DVG) for a fun-filled day of learning about vegetable gardening in north Alabama.

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Armed Forces Week
Saturday June 20, 2015 - Sunday June 28, 2015

To honor and thank members of the Armed Forces, the Garden welcomes all active and retired members of the military and their immediate families to the Garden free of charge any time during this week.

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Camps and Classes

Nature Connects Lego® Brick Build Areas
Saturday May 2, 2015 - Sunday July 26, 2015
Boeing Education Classroom/The Gallery Race Track

Two creative build areas provide a fun, interactive activity. Our build area theme is "Play and Let it Stay!"

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Creative Construction Class, Ages 10-14
Sunday May 24, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Build connections between the natural world and LEGO® Bricks.

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Micro City LEGO® Nation
Saturday May 30, 2015
Murray Hall

Micro City LEGO® Nation is for ages 8 & up. The group will create a community piece to be displayed at the Garden during the Nature Connects Art with LEGO® Bricks exhibit; 10–11:30 am & 2–3:30 pm

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Hikes for Tykes
Saturday May 30, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet at the Garden Railway

Fresh Air Family and the Garden have partnered to bring you Hikes for Tykes, an outdoor environmental education program designed specifically for pre-school children. Guided walks will be offered the last Saturday of every month, January through October, 2015 (except April).

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Building Connections with Nature Camp, K-2
Monday June 1, 2015 - Friday June 5, 2015
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Children will have loads of fun as they use LEGO® bricks to explore the world of engineering, architecture, and nature in an open, friendly and team-based environment

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Seeds to Sprouts: Fabulous Fruits
Friday June 5, 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Enjoy stories, lessons, hands-on activities and walks in the Garden. This program is geared for children age 2-5.

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Building Connections with Nature Camp, Grades 3-6
Monday June 8, 2015 9:00 am - Friday June 12, 2015 4:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Children will have loads of fun as they use LEGO® bricks to explore the world of engineering, architecture, and nature in an open, friendly and team-based environment.

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Jr. Master Gardener Camp, Level I
Monday June 15, 2015 - Friday June 19, 2015
Anderson Education Center

In this nationally recognized program, your child can learn about gardening and taking care of their community.

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Seeds to Sprouts: Veritable Vegetables
Friday June 19, 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Enjoy stories, lessons, hands-on activities and guided tours of our garden areas.
This program is geared for children age 2-5.

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Adult Classes

Purple Martins at HBG
Saturday May 30, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Brian Naughton, caretaker of the purple martin racks at the Garden, shares his knowledge and experience.

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LEGO® Build Classes for Adults
Thursday June 4, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Create a LEGO® sculpture of your own, guided by instructor Kevin Czarnota of Bricks 4 Kids.

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Bog Stomp
Saturday June 20, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Help create a habitat for the Garden’s newest carnivores, our Pitcher Plants!

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Calendar

Hosta Society of North Alabama Meeting
Monday May 25, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Huntsville Wildflower Society Meeting
Tuesday May 26, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Bring your favorite snack to share from 6-6:30 pm. The meeting is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. with a short time for committees to meet, followed by a stroll in the Mathews Nature Trail.

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Huntsville Herb Society Meeting
Thursday May 28, 2015 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Living Art Bonsai Society Meeting
Tuesday June 2, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Leaf Mulch Loading
Saturday June 6, 2015 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mulch pile east of Garden

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Huntsville Fern Society Meeting
Tuesday June 9, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Heart of Dixie Orchid Society Meeting
Monday June 15, 2015 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Gourd Patch Meeting
Tuesday June 16, 2015 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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North Alabama Mushroom Society Meeting
Thursday June 18, 2015 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Leaf Mulch loading
Saturday June 20, 2015 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mulch pile east of Garden

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