Huntsville
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humidity: 96%
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Things To Do


  • 2022 Travel program
  • 2022 Galaxy of Lights
  • Gift of membership
  • Garden Cafe
  • Tweetsville
  • 2022 Family Campout

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 nation’s largest open-air 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.

Galaxy of Lights

For over 25 years, we have welcomed guests from near and far to explore the magnificent lights and enjoy the Garden when it’s decked for the holiday season. With both walking and driving experiences, Galaxy offers guests of all ages the chance to experience the magic, share in the tradition, and make memories together.
With new immersive displays and more Walking Nights than ever before, you won’t want to miss this year’s Galaxy of Lights!

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Take a trip with the Garden!

Join us for an inspirational journey celebrating America’s natural beauty and rich garden heritage in “America’s Garden Capital,” Philadelphia, and the picturesque scenery of the nearby Brandywine Valley. This four-night program is a wonderful opportunity for Garden members to go behind the scenes of world-famous historic gardens that have shaped horticulture and landscape design.

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Dog Days at the Garden

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Enjoy the Garden with your four-legged friend! From mid-January through the end of February, dogs are welcome at the Garden every day. Bring your canine companion along to explore our dedicated pet-friendly paths and spend time in nature with your loved ones, tails and all!

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ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN

Coming in March 2023, a new Garden exhibit will unfold: ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN, created by Santa Fe artists Jennifer and Kevin Box in collaboration with world-renowned origami artists. 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.

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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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Garden Gift Shop

Are you ready for the holidays? We have everything you need for all those special someones on your list. From educational toys and games to unique and sustainable gifts, shop local by shopping at the Garden Gift Shop this gift-giving season!

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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

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 112-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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