Plan Your Visit

Calendar

August 20, 2014 - September 17, 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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Scarecrow Trail
Saturday August 30, 2014 - Friday October 31, 2014
Throughout the Garden

Fall means scarecrows at the Garden, as well as weekend hayrides and our Sorghum Maze.

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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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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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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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Family Camp Out with Owl Show
Friday September 5, 2014 5:30 pm - Saturday September 6, 2014 8:00 am
Dogwood Grove

Enjoy an owl show, cookout and a night under the stars in the Garden.

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A Hoot in the Night Owl Show
Friday September 5, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boeing Toyota Amphitheater

The Alabama 4-H Center Coosa River Science School will be bringing in a variety of owls to for an hour long educational program.

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Fresh from the Garden
Friday September 12, 2014
In the Garden

Join us at the center of the Garden for a delightful dining experience. Fresh from the Garden will feature foods chosen and prepared by renowned Chef James Boyce.

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Camps and Classes

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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Seeds to Sprouts: Yummy Yellow
Friday September 12, 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

YOUtopia Lunch & Learn - Farm to Table Initiative
Thursday August 21, 2014 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

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Landscape for Life: The Role of Soil in a Sustainable Garden
Thursday September 4, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Landscape For Life shows you how to work with nature in your garden, no matter where you live, whether you garden on a city or suburban lot, a 20-acre farm, or the common area of your condominium.

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Landscape for Life: The Role of Water in a Sustainable Garden
Thursday September 11, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Landscape For Life shows you how to work with nature in your garden, no matter where you live, whether you garden on a city or suburban lot, a 20-acre farm, or the common area of your condominium.

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Fall Bird MIgration
Saturday September 13, 2014 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boeing Education Classroom

Join us for an informative birding workshop presented by local bird enthusiast Herb Lewis as he shares secrets for creating a ‘rest stop’ for migrating birds in your own backyard.

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Japanese Garden Design, Part I
Sunday September 14, 2014 2:00 am - 3:30 am
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Learn principles of Japanese garden design.

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Calendar

Leaf Mulch loading
Wednesday August 20, 2014 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mulch pile east of Garden

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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

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Huntsville Herb Society Meeting
Thursday August 28, 2014 8:30 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

Natural Pest Control Measures, Professor Rao Mentreddy

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Living Art Bonsai Society Meeting
Tuesday September 2, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

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Federated Garden Clubs of Huntsville and Madison County Meeting
Wednesday September 3, 2014 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Boeing Education Classroom

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Leaf Mulch loading
Saturday September 6, 2014 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mulch pile east of Garden

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Garden Board of Directors Meeting
Monday September 8, 2014 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Murray Hall

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

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Master Gardeners of North Alabama Meeting
Thursday September 11, 2014 4:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Murray Hall

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Madison County Beekeepers Society Meeting
Thursday September 11, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

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North Alabama Daylily Society Meeting
Saturday September 13, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

The speaker will be Jesse & Terah George, south Alabama hybridizers.

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Heart of Dixie Orchid Society Meeting
Monday September 15, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

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Gourd Patch Meeting
Tuesday September 16, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

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Garden Guild Meeting
Wednesday September 17, 2014 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Nichols Arbor