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Huntsville Botanical Garden unveils custom lanterns of Alabama native plants at ‘Night Blooms’
September 1, 2021

The Huntsville Botanical Garden has introduced a new feature to its summer event “Night Blooms,” presented by PNC Bank: custom-made lanterns representing native plants of Alabama.

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Huntsville Botanical Garden Opens New Summer Event ‘Night Blooms’ Tomorrow Night
July 20, 2021

The Huntsville Botanical Garden is opening its newest summer event, “Night Blooms,” presented by PNC Bank, on July 21. Featuring thousands of lights and botanical lanterns, the evening event has never before been held at the Garden, and it offers a new and unique experience for guests of all ages.

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New Exhibit ‘Uncaged’ Opens Today at Huntsville Botanical Garden
June 11, 2021

A new exhibit opens today at the Huntsville Botanical Garden called “Uncaged: Birds, Nature, and You.” The all-ages outdoor experience features a collection of seven interactive structures built by local artists and architects, all about birds and the environment.

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Huntsville Botanical Garden to Glow This Summer With New Event ‘Night Blooms’
May 18, 2021

The Huntsville Botanical Garden announced today a new nighttime event coming this summer: Night Blooms, presented by PNC Bank. Taking place at the Garden from July 21, through Sept. 26, 2021, Night Blooms will illuminate the Garden with thousands of lights and botanical lanterns, allowing guests to experience the Garden’s natural surroundings like never before.

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First phase of new Children’s Garden experience to open next week at Huntsville Botanical Garden
February 25, 2021

The first phase of Tweetsville, a new experience centered on birds and their habitats at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, will open to the public next week on Saturday, Mar. 6. Located in the Children’s Garden, Tweetsville will be completed in two phases, with funding for the second phase already underway.

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Huntsville Botanical Garden launches Youth Volunteer Program to provide hands-on experience in ‘green jobs’
February 9, 2021

The Huntsville Botanical Garden announced today the launch of a Youth Volunteer Program that engages teenagers in hands-on work in horticulture, environmental education and plant conservation at the Garden. During the summer of 2021, participants will gain real-world experience under the mentorship of STEM professionals, allowing them to cultivate a personal connection to the environment and explore careers in the green sector.

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Huntsville Botanical Garden unveils plans for new Children’s Garden experience about birds, habitats
December 8, 2020

The Huntsville Botanical Garden unveiled plans today for Tweetsville, a new experience in its Children’s Garden centered on birds and their habitats. The 18,000-square-foot area will be completed in two phases with the first phase scheduled to open in February 2021.

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Galaxy of Lights to open this week at Huntsville Botanical Garden for 25th anniversary season
November 10, 2020

Galaxy of Lights, an annual holiday light experience at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, will open on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, for a milestone 25th anniversary season. Since its debut, Galaxy has become a regional holiday tradition, and this milestone year will be both a tribute to the past and a celebration of new traditions to be made now and in the future.

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Huntsville Botanical Garden offers new flexible STEM education options for grades K-8
September 16, 2020

As parents and caregivers continue to navigate the beginning of a unique school year, the Huntsville Botanical Garden offers flexible education options to supplement, strengthen, and simplify STEM learning for students in kindergarten through eighth grade in the Huntsville area and beyond. Options include Nature Academy, a series of in-person classes; virtual field trips; and the Learning Pod, a rental space for group learning.

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Huntsville Botanical Garden Approved for Arboretum Accreditation
February 26, 2020

Huntsville Botanical Garden has been awarded Level II accreditation by ArbNet and is now recognized in the Morton Register of Arboreta, a database of the world’s tree-focused public gardens. The ArbNet program is sponsored and coordinated by the Morton Arboretum in cooperation with the American Public Gardens Association and Botanic Gardens Conservation International. It is the only global initiative to officially recognize arboreta based on a set of professional standards, including planning, governance, number of species, staff or volunteer support, education and public programming, and tree science research and conservation.

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Shake off the Winter Doldrums with Beaks & Barks at Huntsville Botanical Garden
January 7, 2020

Beaks & Barks returns this month to Huntsville Botanical Garden. From January 18 through February 29, visitors are welcome to bring their canine companions to the Garden during regular hours to enjoy strolls along our dedicated pet-friendly paths or playtime in the no-leash zone.

For birding enthusiasts, this is an excellent time of year to grab your binoculars and head outdoors. The Garden is considered a birding hotspot by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and its Lewis Birding Trail is devoted to conservation, education, and the enjoyment of birdlife.

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Galaxy of Lights Opens Next Week at Huntsville Botanical Garden
November 7, 2019

Next week the Huntsville Botanical Garden will begin welcoming the tens of thousands of visitors who walk and drive through Galaxy of Lights each year. The event is entirely a volunteer-run operation that began in 1996 with 25 light displays and has expanded to almost 200 displays featuring everything from traditional holiday vignettes to dinosaurs, nursery rhyme characters, and, of course, botanical scenes.

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Huntsville Botanical Garden Announces New CEO
September 3, 2019

The board of directors of Huntsville Botanical Garden is pleased to announce that Sue Wagner has been named Chief Executive Officer. Wagner’s selection follows the retirement of Paula Steigerwald who announced her intentions in February after serving as president and CEO for the past 17 years.

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Steigerwald Retirement
March 11, 2019

The Huntsville Botanical Garden Board of Directors has announced
that CEO Paula Steigerwald has announced her retirement effective August 30, 2019. Steigerwald has served as CEO since joining the garden in 2002. During her tenure, the garden has undergone transformation and growth.

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