Plan Your Visit

Calendar

July 29, 2014 - August 26, 2014

To help you plan, please use the form below to select to see "Whats Growing On" for the dates of your visit.

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Festivals

Alice's Garden of Wonders
Thursday May 1, 2014 - Sunday August 31, 2014

Experience Wonderland: Take a tumble down the Rabbit Hole and explore Alice’s Garden of Wonders

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Purdy Butterfly House
Thursday May 1, 2014 - Tuesday September 30, 2014

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

Wade Wharton Exhibit
Friday March 1, 2013 - Friday October 31, 2014
Throughout the Garden

Mr. Wharton’s artwork is made from ‘found’ metal pieces such as shovels, rototiller blades, springs, and tools, welded into whimsical objects.

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Discovery Days in the Garden
Thursday May 1, 2014 - Saturday August 2, 2014
Purdy Butterfly House/Anderson Education Center/Children's Garden

Explore with us as you discover amazing things through fun hands-on activities!

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Girls Night Out: Herbal Spa Products
Thursday July 31, 2014 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Nichols Arbor

Grab your best girlfriend and head to the Garden for an evening of fun and creativity. Make herbal spa products and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres.

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Armed Forces Week
Saturday August 2, 2014 - Sunday August 10, 2014

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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Fidos after 5
Thursday August 7, 2014 - Thursday September 25, 2014
In the Garden

Each Thursday evening in August and September leashed pets are allowed in the Garden.

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Herbs and Hors d'oeuvres
Thursday August 14, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nichols Arbor

Celebrate an evening where herbs take center stage.

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Girls Night Out: Basket Weaving
Friday August 15, 2014 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Grab your best girlfriend and head to the Garden for an evening of fun and creativity. Make a basket with a "D" handle.

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Girls Night Out: Botanical Prints
Tuesday August 26, 2014 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Nichols Arbor

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

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Camps and Classes

Alice's Garden of Wonders Camp
Monday July 28, 2014 - Friday August 1, 2014
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Each day has its own independent activities centering around our summer exhibit, Alice’s Garden of Wonders. You can send your camper just one day or all of them.

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Homeschool: Insects Galore
Tuesday August 5, 2014 - Wednesday August 6, 2014

Study insects in this hands-on home school program for grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.

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Seeds to Sprouts: Ridiculous Red
Friday August 8, 2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Boeing Education 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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Homeschool: Cold Blooded Reptiles
Tuesday August 19, 2014 - Wednesday August 20, 2014
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Homeschool program for grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.

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Seeds to Sprouts: Outrageous Orange
Friday August 22, 2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Boeing Education 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

Planting a Fall Vegetable Garden
Saturday August 16, 2014 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Learn how to grow a fall vegetable garden in your own backyard.

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YOUtopia Lunch & Learn - The Farm Food Collaborative
Thursday August 21, 2014 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

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Calendar

Leaf Mulch loading
Saturday August 2, 2014 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mulch pile east of Garden

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Living Art Bonsai Society Meeting
Tuesday August 5, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

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North Alabama Daylily Society Meeting
Sunday August 10, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

Nicole DeVito of Nicole’s Daylilies.com will be our speaker

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Garden Board of Directors Meeting
Monday August 11, 2014 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Murray Hall

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Huntsville Fern Society Meeting
Tuesday August 12, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

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Master Gardeners of North Alabama Meeting
Thursday August 14, 2014 4:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Murray Hall

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Leaf Mulch Loading
Saturday August 16, 2014 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mulch pile east of Garden

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Heart of Dixie Orchid Society Meeting
Monday August 18, 2014 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

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Gourd Patch Meeting
Tuesday August 19, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

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North Alabama Mushroom Society Meeting
Thursday August 21, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

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Hosta Society of North Alabama Meeting
Monday August 25, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Boeing Education Classroom