Art at the Garden

Current Exhibits

Deborah Gerhardt

Heritage Hall

Welcome to my world of color.  For a little over a decade, I have explored acrylics, watercolors, and oils, living out a passion for art in a captivating and evolving journey.
With no formal training or structured art education, I embarked on my artistic voyage in 2010.  What began as a simple hobby quickly blossomed into a love affair with the canvas.  My work offers a testament to a unique journey of self-discovery.
In February of 2020, after moving to Huntsville, Alabama, I found myself with limited space to continue my passion for art.  Because watercolor painting needs far less room than the acrylics I had been using – watercolor tubes are smaller– I delved into the enchanting world of watercolor. This is where my current interest has been the strongest. 
A particular fascination with avian life emerged, as I sought to capture the essence of each bird.  It is the details that spark my interest the most.  The beak and eyes of my watercolor birds, for instance, are seen by me as tiny portraits within the painting.
Most recently, I have explored the lush and vibrant world of oils to expand my creative horizons.  These new experiments tend to lead me, oddly enough, to a focus on fruits and vegetables.
I trust that you will find your exploration through some of my creations to be an enjoyable experience.
Deborah Gerhardt

Herb Lewis | Photography

Carriage House Gallery

Herb Lewis, a retired engineer, has a passion for gardening and birding and a joy for sharing his knowledge and experiences. Herb shares his success and techniques for attracting birds through presentations, workshops, and training events. His birding interest has expanded into the establishment of the Lewis Birding Trail at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. The photos on display were taken at the Garden.

Wade Wharton | Sculpture

Throughout the Garden

The Wade Wharton Sculpture Trail was installed in the Garden in 2012 and is comprised of works made from recycled materials. Wharton was a member of the Huntsville Art League and the Arts Council, Inc. He was also a founding member of the Huntsville Fern Society.

Are you an artist?

We welcome proposals for high quality art exhibitions to be displayed in our Guest Center. Please keep in mind that the art must be botanical in theme.

Space is available in our Heritage Hallway for a solo art exhibit. Exhibitions must include a minimum of 20 pieces and all artwork must be available for purchase.

If you would like to be considered for a show, please send the following to

  • 3 digital images (.jpg no larger than 1000 pixels on the widest size)
  • List of titles, medium, and prices
  • A resume and website link
  • An artist’s statement

We will contact you to discuss possible dates and procedures for your exhibition. Most of our shows stay up for at least 60 days. All works must stay up until the final day of the exhibition. Artists are responsible for the removal of all pieces.

Please send all inquiries to

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