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Adult Garden Events

Daylily Sale

Members’ Only Day:
September 19
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Open to the Public:
September 20
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
September 21
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Over 1,200 of the beautiful daylilies you’ve admired in our Van Valkenburgh Daylily Garden will be available to purchase at this sale! These easy to care for plants will be available in pink, red, yellow, purple, and orange, as well as multicolored varieties. Volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions about selection, growing, and propagation.

plant invaders Plant Invaders Workshop

September 21, and October 26
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Volunteer Classroom and Back 40 Woods
Taught by Jennifer Davidson
This class is FREE to everyone, but space is limited.

Register for September 21
Register for October 26

Learn about locally problematic invasive plant species, how to identify them, and the best methods of control. This workshop provides an ID presentation and hands-on* field experience with knowledgeable staff helping and answering questions.

*Participants should bring gloves and wear long pants and closed toe shoes.

Environmentalism is at the heart of everything Jennifer Davidson does. In high school, she discovered the joy of growing her own vegetables and worked her first summer job here at the Garden. She designed her own interdisciplinary major, Environmental Decision-Making, at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and studied tropical biodiversity in Costa Rica and Ecuador. She has worked as a ground worker for an arborist and as a freelance gardener and was selected to be the native plant intern at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. In 2017, she started working at Huntsville Botanical Garden (again!) as a full-time gardener, and in 2018 was promoted to horticulture specialist. She has since earned her pesticide applicator’s license from the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and taught a composting class for beginners.

This event is made possible by the Alabama Invasive Plant Council Education and Outreach Grant


Fresh from the Garden

September 27
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Celebration Garden
$165 per person
Purchase tickets

Join us for a celebration of people, place and the origins of good food. Put on your best garden casual attire and leave the heels at home for this relaxed yet refined evening of music, mingling, cocktails, a silent auction, and a meal prepared by Chef James Boyce.

Yoga at the Garden

September 28, and October 19
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Register for September 28
Register for October 19

Instructor: Maria Brito

Maria’s classes are focused on intense core strength. She strives to create a fun and uplifting environment for her students to find inner peace and connection. Maria encourages her students to explore and expand within their own body and consciousness thru her vinyasa-based flows that focus on breath, movement, and alignment. She has traveled the world and has trained with many inspiring instructors whose teachings have helped her transform and create a powerful and dynamic flow that is always new and challenging. Please bring comfortable workout clothing and your yoga mat.

Classes will be held outdoors weather permitting with a back-up indoor location in the Carriage House or Nichols Arbor.

Each class is a stand-alone session. You can come for one or come for them all!

Native Tree Identification

September 29, October 6, 13, 20 & 27, and November 3
1:00 -3:30 p.m.
Anderson Education Classroom
Members: FREE
Non-Members: $5 per class + Garden Admission
Registration coming soon!

Instructor: Chris Stuhlinger, Certified Arborist

Want to learn how to identify native trees by using bark, twig, flower, fruit and leaf characteristics?

This class will be a 6 week series on using combinations of diagnostic characteristics such as bark type, overall growth habit, and leaf and bud shape and arrangement to identify native tree species, at least to the genus level.

Click here for more information.

Herbs 101

October 5
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Murray Hall

The Huntsville Herb Society presents Herbs 101 where you can learn:

What herbs to start your garden with
What herbs grow well in this area
How to grow, harvest, and dry herbs
Various ways to cook and garnish using fresh herbs
How to use herbs in various flower arrangements

Registration is $15 per person and must be received by September 25. Click here to download the registration form.

Garden admission is not required.

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