January 13 2018 – February 28 2018
Cool winter days during January and February are perfect for getting out of the house and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine in the Garden.
For the birding enthusiasts, you’ll be able to explore the Lewis Birding Trail, included on the North Alabama Birding Trail. The Garden is a Birding Hotspot and is included on the North Alabama Birding Trail Map. Visit the Lewis Birding Trail page for a list of bird species sighted at the Garden, a Birding Trail Map, and a photo gallery of birds photographed in the Garden. Grab your binoculars, head out to the Trail and capture a few sightings of your own!
For the “Barks” part of Beaks & Barks, bring your favorite four-legged friend to the Garden each day to stretch your legs and theirs and play some fetch in our “No Leash Zone.” Your dog can play there off-leash with his pals while you make friends with other pet parents. Then you both can enjoy the Garden while strolling, on-leash, on the pet paths.
Our beautiful outdoor spaces take center stage during March and April. Spring-blooming trees, shrubs, and perennials are highlighted by colorful bulbs and special flowering displays.
We hope you’ll join us for favorite spring events, such as Night of 1000 Flowers, Spring Plant Sale, and Bunny Bonanza. Plant walks, classes for adults and children, and home school programs add to the fun.
March 9th – May 20th, 2018
Visit Huntsville Botanical Garden to see these amazing sculptures made from nearly half a million LEGO® bricks by New York artist Sean Kenney. Set in 14 scenes, these sculptures engage youth and adults alike using one of the most classic toys and most popular hobbies in the world – building with LEGO® bricks.
Purdy Butterfly House
May – September 2018
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.
The Purdy Butterfly House is open May through September annually. Garden admission fees include entry into the Purdy Butterfly House.
Gardens of Myth
June 1 – October 31st, 2018
Goblins, trolls and fairies! The Huntsville Botanical Garden welcomes the Gardens of Myth, which is sure to be amazing and send you on a mythological journey!
The exhibition is a collection of incredibly realistic sculptures depicting creatures of myth from around the world. They range in size from tiny fairies to an incredible 25-foot dragon! Each sculpture is handmade and painted by artist Kendall R. Hart and his team. They bring a world of fantasy and wonder into the Garden.
September 1 – October 31 2017
Scarecrows | Hay-bales | Sorghum Maze | Weekend Hayrides | Pumpkin Patch | Gilded Gourds
The Scarecrow Trail is free with Garden Admission or Membership
The Scarecrow Festival at the Garden is a favorite fall event. The popular Scarecrow Trail is visited by over 60,000 guests each year. Join in the fun with your school, church or company.
Any family friendly Scarecrow is welcome. We supply Scarecrow frames to help you with your creation. The Garden has limited large round hay bales to decorate, so get your entries in early.
Hayrides will be every Saturday from 1-4 and Sunday from 1-4
The Pumpkin Patch offers a wonderful backdrop for your fall family photos on our vintage tractor and unique pumpkin displays. It’s the perfect spot to catch the weekend hayrides around the Garden. A wonderful new addition to the Scarecrow Trail, our Gilded Gourd display! Lots of creative artists and lots of gourds! Pumpkin Patch is sponsored by Walmart!
Bring your cameras so you can capture them in the beauty of the autumn garden. Cast your vote for your favorite scarecrow during the month of September. Pick up voting forms in the Guest Center.
Galaxy of Lights
November – December 2017
Galaxy of Lights is a holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays.
See Santa soaring over a delightful winter village. Nursery rhyme characters dance and frolic among traditional scenes of the season. And, best of all, experience the magic of the twinkling icicle forest. Galaxy of Lights is the perfect holiday treat for the young and young-at-heart.