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Family-Friendly Events

Butterfly Release

June 8, & July 13
10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Anderson Education Classroom & Purdy Butterfly House
Register for June 8 at 10:00 a.m.
Register for June 8 at 1:00 p.m.
Register for July 13 at 10:00 a.m.
Register for July 13 at 1:00 p.m.

Help us repopulate the Purdy Butterfly House by releasing live butterflies in the morning, afternoon, or both!  We’ll begin this program with a brief presentation in the Anderson Education Center classroom followed by time spent in the butterfly house enjoying an environmentally safe restoration of our indoor butterfly population. Don’t forget your cameras – These photo opportunities are not to be missed!

Garden Members: $5
Non-Members: $6.50 + Garden Admission
Children Under 3: FREE

Girl Scout Day at the Garden

July 6
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $8 per Girl Scout / $9 per adult
Register Here

Girls Scouts of all ages are welcome to visit the Garden at a discounted rate. We want you to see all that we have to offer and enjoy a day exploring nature! The Garden will have its Sweet Homegrown Alabama bicentennial exhibit so it will be a perfect opportunity to get that Bicentennial badge if you haven’t yet! The Making Alabama Traveling exhibit will be on display in our Guest Center to see as well.

We will provide a scavenger hunt to help you find all 10 of the state symbols throughout the Garden. There is no set time to be here so you can come and stay the whole day. We have water features for the children to enjoy too!

Girl Scouts are required to be accompanied by an adult for the day. You can come as a troop or as a family. Siblings will receive the same discounted price of $8. Any children under 3 years are free.

Pre-registration is recommended but not required. If you pre-register, your name will be on a list to check in when you arrive at the Garden. Check-in for the discounted rates will be between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.

If you have any questions please contact Misty Hertzig at

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