Plan Your Visit

Calendar

July 23, 2016 - August 20, 2016

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

Purdy Butterfly House
Sunday May 1, 2016 - Friday September 30, 2016

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

Houses, Huts & Habitats
Saturday March 12, 2016 - Monday October 31, 2016
Thoughout the Garden

Dens, Lodges, Webs, Caves, Shelters – where you live says a lot about who you are. Learn about creatures and their Houses, Huts, and Habitats in this thrilling hands-on play space called home.

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Painted Pallet Project
Friday July 1, 2016 - Monday October 31, 2016
In the Garden

Local artists have given life to our nature theme; on display through October 31

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Butterfly Release in the Purdy Butterfly House
Saturday July 23, 2016
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Enjoy a family-friendly presentation and release a butterfly into the Purdy Butterfly House. Two times: 10:30-11:30 am and 1:00-2:00 pm

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Firefly Night Hike
Tuesday July 26, 2016 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Meet in the Parking Garden

Bring your own flashlight (Red LED will be best) and let us guide you through an evening of exploration as you feel the changes in the Garden when night approaches.

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Girls Night Out: Wrapped Bracelets
Friday July 29, 2016 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.

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Uncorked at the Garden
Thursday August 11, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nichols Arbor

Enjoy a special evening sipping wine and sampling local favorite appetizers. Meet famous wine maker Bjoern Lanwer as he shares his wine story.

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Camps and Classes

Houses, Huts and Habitats Summer Camp Session 2-FULL
Monday July 25, 2016 - Friday July 29, 2016
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Every living creature has a place it calls home. Campers will explore the homes in the garden and learn to better understand their own. This camp will be centered around our current exhibit with a variety of hands-on activities each day with inside and outside experiences. Both weeks will be different so your camper will enjoy attending both sessions!

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Seeds to Sprouts: Island Adventures
Friday July 29, 2016 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

Flower Arrangement and Design Series: History of Floral Design
Saturday July 30, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Learn the basics needed to create both unique and beautiful fresh cut floral arrangements. Each class includes a project Make-n-Take.

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Calendar

Leaf Mulch loading
Saturday July 23, 2016 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mulch pile east of Garden

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Hosta Society of North Alabama Meeting
Monday July 25, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brahan Springs Recreation Center

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Huntsville Native Plant Society Meeting
Tuesday July 26, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Social time is at 6:00 pm, the meeting is 6:30-7:30.

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Huntsville Herb Society Meeting
Thursday July 28, 2016 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Living Art Bonsai Society Meeting
Tuesday August 2, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Tennessee Valley Audubon Society Meeting
Thursday August 4, 2016 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Leaf Mulch Loading
Saturday August 6, 2016 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mulch pile east of Garden

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Garden Board of Directors Meeting
Monday August 8, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Huntsville Fern Society Meeting
Tuesday August 9, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Master Gardeners of North Alabama Meeting
Thursday August 11, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Murray Hall

Barbara Kammerud will present Plants of the National Park System

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North Alabama Daylily Society Meeting
Sunday August 14, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Speaker: Bill Waldrop of Kennesaw Mountain Daylilies

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Heart of Dixie Orchid Society Meeting
Monday August 15, 2016 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Huntsville Gourd Patch Meeting
Tuesday August 16, 2016 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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North Alabama Mushroom Society Meeting
Thursday August 18, 2016 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Leaf mulch loading
Saturday August 20, 2016 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mulch pile east of Garden

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