Things To Do
Open year-round, the Huntsville Botanical Garden contains diverse ecosystems to explore within its 118 acres. From grassy meadows to woodland paths, aquatic habitats to stunning floral collections, the Garden invites guests of all ages to discover the beauty and wonder of the natural environment. Stroll along the nature trails while admiring collections of Alabama’s native plants. Play freely in the Children’s Garden after encountering the fluttering butterflies in the Purdy Butterfly House. Find serenity in the cool shade of the trees, surrounded by the sounds of nature. With additional events, exhibits, and programs throughout the year, the Garden is a source of plant conservation, education, and celebration for all.
Please note: The Purdy Butterfly House is currently closed for renovations.
ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN
A new Garden exhibit is unfolding: ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN. Inspired by the art of folding paper to make elegant objects, ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN transforms simple concepts into large-scale metal sculptures that will find their place among our own plant collections to delight, awe, and inspire.
Spring Hat Luncheon
Brush off those fabulous fascinators, breathtaking bonnets, and luscious lids because the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s 9th Annual Spring Hat Luncheon is back!
Spring Plant Sale
Members-Only Pre-Sale: April 13, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Public Sale: April 14-15 & 20-22, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Not only will you find a huge selection of plants, including hard-to-find native species and unique new cultivars, but the Spring Plant Sale is also a great opportunity to learn from on-hand plant professionals.
Fairies in the Garden
A new group of guests has flown into the garden to be spring’s group of fluttering friends. Look for the Fairies as they tend to the new blooms popping up throughout the Garden. Be sure to float by the front desk for a guide, and find this season’s hidden pals: The Fairies!
Tinker Bell presented by Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater & Academy
You don’t know Peter Pan until you’ve heard Tinker Bell’s side of the story! When all the fairies in Neverland start to disappear, Tinker Bell zips to London to find a friend.
Huntsville Botanical Garden Wedding Expo
Discover everything for your wedding, all in one place, up close and in person! Chat with the area’s most talented wedding professionals as you taste delicious cakes, see beautiful flowers, find amazing decor, and discover solutions for all of your planning details.
Spring Plein Air Art Event
Let the Garden be your muse as the air warms and the flowers begin to bloom. The Plein Air Paintout will take place on Saturday, April 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
Unwind and enjoy the Garden’s natural beauty in a new light. Wednesdays, May through August, we welcome you to explore our 118 acres with food, drinks, and live music, enjoying an elevated evening experience whether you are strolling along our nature trails or lounging in the grass.
Stroll the garden and meet new friends with your little ones. Meet in the Guest Center Atrium and check out activity backpacks at the admissions desk for fun activities before heading into the Garden.
Summer STEM Camps
With 10 different Summer STEM Camp themes in June and July, ages 4 through 12 (K- grade 6), will have plenty of opportunities to have learning fun in the Garden this summer. Registration is now open!
Nature Academy provides hands-on science classes at the Garden to enrich STEM learning for students in grades K-8. Classes are new and improved every year, and registration is open to all homeschool, public school, and private school students in the area.
The Garden provides a variety of opportunities for adults to expand their knowledge of plants and their place in nature. From Bird walks, to virtual series, to hands-on classes, there are Adult Education classes for every interest.
Dog Nights at the Garden
Explore the Garden with your four-legged friends, Monday afternoons from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. this summer, May through August.
Family Campout in the Garden
Join us for our Garden campout presented by Bankston Motor Homes! We will have a hot dog dinner, s’mores to roast over the fire, a story at bedtime, and a chance to experience the Garden on a guided night hike.
Peruse our calendar by using the categories to find perfect activities for families, adults, or kids.
Our 118-acre garden is open year-round and contains a diverse ecosystem of meadows, upland and bottomland forest, wetlands, and a variety of specialty gardens and native plant collections.
A map of our Garden that you can print off or view from your phone.