Plan Your Visit

Calendar

May 3, 2016 - May 31, 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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National Public Gardens Day
Friday May 6, 2016 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Throughout the Garden

Celebrate National Public Gardens Day with a discounted admission fee.

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Hosta Sale and Demonstration
Saturday May 7, 2016 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Grisham Pavilion

The Hosta Society of North Alabama invites you to a hosta sale and demonstration.

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Huntsville Herb Society Herb Fest
Saturday May 7, 2016 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Herb Garden

The Huntsville Herb Society invites you to visit the Herb Garden for special activities involving herbs.

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Mother's Day Celebration Tea and Butterfly Release
Sunday May 8, 2016 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Nichols Arbor & Purdy Butterfly House

Catered lunch in Nichols Arbor
Native azaleas for every family
Gift bags for all the moms
Butterflies released in the Purdy Butterfly House

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Essential Oils at the Garden
Friday May 13, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Murray Hall

Essential oils expert Sol Persson shares how to use essential oils and their many benefits.

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Margaritas in May
Thursday May 19, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nichols Arbor

Enjoy a festive evening at the Garden, unwinding while you partake in a variety of beverages and snacks. Dance to the music of Calypso Vision.

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Watercolors & Wine: Aquatic Garden
Friday May 20, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Meet at the Garden Railway

Sample refreshing wines, snack on appetizers and unwind while you paint scenes in the Garden.

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Girls Night Out: Painted Flag Pallets
Friday May 27, 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. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

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Daylily Festival
Saturday May 28, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Van Valkenburgh Daylily Garden

This is the perfect time to view the explosion of color in the Daylily Garden.

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Adult Classes

Flower Arrangement and Design Series
Saturday May 14, 2016 10:00 am - Saturday July 30, 2016 12:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

In these classes you'll learn the basics needed to create both unique and beautiful fresh cut floral arrangements. Each class includes a project Make-n-Take. There are 6 classes - take the series or individual classes.

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Learning to See Plants
Saturday May 14, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meet in the Anderson Education Classroom

Join Alan Booker on a walk through the Garden as he trains you to "see" plants in their natural environment. Alan is the founder and lead instructor of the Eldenbridge Institute, which provides education and research in support of regenerative communities.

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Flower Arrangement and Design Series
Saturday May 28, 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. This class focuses on principals of design.

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Calendar

Living Art Bonsai Society Meeting
Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Federated Garden Clubs of Huntsville and Madison County Meeting
Wednesday May 4, 2016 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Nichols Arbor

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Tennessee Valley Audubon Society Meeting
Thursday May 5, 2016 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Leaf Mulch loading
Saturday May 7, 2016 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mulch pile east of Garden

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Master Gardeners of North Alabama Meeting
Tuesday May 10, 2016 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Murray Hall

Dove Stackhouse from the Sand Mountain Seed Exchange will present Seed Saving and the Seed Bank.

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Huntsville Fern Society Meeting
Tuesday May 10, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Alabama Master Gardener Conference
Thursday May 12, 2016

Alabama Master Gardeners Association, Inc. (AMGA) 26th Annual Conference at the Dothan Civic Center, Dothan, AL, May 12, 13, 14, 2016

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Madison County Beekeepers Society Meeting
Thursday May 12, 2016 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Garden Board of Directors Meeting
Monday May 16, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Murray Hall

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Heart of Dixie Orchid Society Meeting
Monday May 16, 2016 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Annual Orchid Auction

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Huntsville Gourd Patch Meeting
Tuesday May 17, 2016 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Garden Guild Meeting
Wednesday May 18, 2016 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Nichols Arbor

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North Alabama Mushroom Society Meeting
Thursday May 19, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Leaf Mulch loading
Saturday May 21, 2016 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mulch pile east of Garden

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Living Art Bonsai Society Work Session
Saturday May 21, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Hosta Society of North Alabama Meeting
Monday May 23, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brahan Springs Recreation Center

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Huntsville Herb Society Meeting
Thursday May 26, 2016 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Huntsville Native Plant Society Meeting
Tuesday May 31, 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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