Things To Do




  • 2024 Spring Hat Luncheon
  • Light Bites & Garden Insights
  • 2024 USA Today 10Best Garden
  • 2024 Feathered February
  • 2024 Wedding Expo
  • 2024 Dog Days

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 Wicks Family 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.

Feathered February

Birds play a vital role in our ecosystem, and the Garden is a great place to learn about and see birds of all kinds. During the month of February, we show our appreciation for our feathered friends with events and educational programs for the whole family!

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Dog Days at the Garden

Join us for a heartwarming and tail-wagging experience as we invite you and your furry companions to our enchanting garden for Dog Days at the Garden.  

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Arbor Day Races

Join us at the Garden as we commemorate National Arbor Day, a nationwide celebration highlighting the vital role of trees and their profound impact on our communities. Immerse yourself in the festivities with our exciting lineup, featuring a thrilling 5k Race and an invigorating 3k Sapling Run! Let’s come together to honor the beauty and significance of trees in our lives.

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Spring Plant Sale

spring plant sale

Ready…set…spring! into gardening at the Spring Plant Sale. Quality and selection are top priority, and the variety of plants, wildflowers, herbs, trees, shrubs, vegetables and native plants at the HBG Spring Plant Sale will provide the best selection for gardens throughout North Alabama.

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Light Bites & Garden Insights

conservation

Engage with the Plant Science & Conservation department in an enlightening discussion on adaptive and resilient horticulture and conservation. Join us as we explore how Plant Science & Conservation are evolving, drawing insights from past experiences to pave the way for an exciting future.

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Wedding Expo

Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Wedding Expo is back, and this year promises to be better than ever! Join us at the Garden from Noon – 4 PM on Sunday, Feb. 25, as we bring together the best of Huntsville’s wedding industry professionals and showcase lovely venue options.

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Raptor Show

owls

Don’t miss this fantastic all-ages program, a chance to get up close and personal with awe-inspiring live raptors. Discover their fascinating natural history and the crucial roles they play in our ecosystem.

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Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

symphony

Experience the enchanting melodies of members of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra right here in our Garden Atrium, as part of the Music in the City program. Prepare to be swept away by a symphony of sounds that blend harmoniously with the natural beauty of our surroundings.

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Garden Checklist

gardening checklist

Embark on a year-long gardening adventure with the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s 12-month checklist! Each month brings new tasks, joys, and discoveries, tailored to help both novice and experienced gardeners thrive.

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Gnomes in the garden

This winter, our garden has some whimsical helpers – the gnomes are here! Week by week, these charming little figures will be busy at work, preparing our garden for the vibrant spring ahead. We invite you to embark on a delightful gnome-spotting adventure every week.

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Summer STEM Camps

Experience a summer of STEM excitement in 2024! Dive into our array of 10 distinct camp themes. With options tailored for ages 4-12 our camps cover a spectrum of engaging topics, from backyard scientists to the culinary wonders of “What’s Cooking.” Join us for an educational and fun-filled adventure this summer!

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Girl Scout Campout

Girl Scout Camp

Join us for an unforgettable adventure at the Girl Scout Campout in the Garden! Designed exclusively for Girl Scouts in Alabama, this event promises a badge blitz like no other. Embark on a journey where various badge requirements will be fulfilled across multiple Girl Scout levels.

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Budding Gardeners Spring Break STEM Camp

Immerse your young explorers in the magic of nature at our “Budding Gardeners Spring Break STEM Camp”! This event is not just a camp; it’s a journey of discovery and adventure for curious minds. Let your children cultivate their love for learning and deepen their appreciation for the natural world through engaging activities.

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Nature Academy

nature academy

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.

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Adult Education

adult education

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.

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Event Calendar

Peruse our calendar by using the categories to find perfect activities for families, adults, or kids.

Our Garden

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.

Garden Map

A map of our Garden that you can print off or view from your phone.


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