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Huntsville Botanical Garden

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4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States
(256) 830-4447

January 2020

Seeds to Sprouts

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on January 3, 2020 at 10:00 am

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One event on March 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on April 10, 2020 at 10:00 am

Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Enjoy exciting stories for the season, crafts, learning activities, and walks (weather permitting) in the Garden with your little Sprout! Each class offers a different adventure to get your little one experiencing nature and all it has to offer. Enjoy exciting stories for the season, crafts, learning activities, and walks (weather permitting) in the Garden with your little Sprout! Each class offers a different adventure to get your little one experiencing nature and all it has to offer. Schedule (select…

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Beaks and Barks

January 18 @ 12:00 am - February 29 @ 11:59 pm
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Calling all dog lovers and bird-watchers: Beaks and Barks is back at the Garden! From mid-January to the end of February, dogs are welcome to visit the Garden every day. Enjoy a stroll along our dedicated pet-friendly paths or a game of fetch in the no-leash zone. If you’re a birding enthusiast, 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 the…

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How to Prune Your Trees

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States
Person pruning tree branch

Instructor: Chris Stuhlinger, Certified Arborist This one-session class (repeated February 8) will review the best management practices for pruning trees and shrubs, demonstrate proper pruning techniques, and recommend pruning tools. Included will be reasons for pruning, types of pruning, how a tree responds to pruning, and timing. We will meet in the Anderson Education Classroom in the Nature Center for an introduction to pruning, and then walk outside to demonstrate pruning techniques. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable…

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Clap for Classics!

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on December 13, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on January 10, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 24, 2020 at 10:00 am

Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

If your little one loves nature and music, this is the class for you! We are happy to bring back this amazing program for our “Sprouter” crowd in partnership with Clap for Classics, based out of Madison, AL. Age: 2-5 (parent and child class) $8 for the first child, $5 for each additional sibling in the same family.Adults free with membership or Garden admission. Class size is limited so sign up early! Schedule: November 1: Autumn in the AirNovember 15: Thankful…

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Yoga at the Garden

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on January 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Instructor: Delisa SimpsonDelisa Simpson has been teaching yoga for 9 years."My intention for my students is to look within themselves and realize that they have everything they need inside to be and see all the flexibility, strength, and core foundation to be their best self on and off the mat. Lastly, I hope that my students experience the joy that this practice gives me." Please bring comfortable workout clothing and your yoga mat. Classes will be held indoors in the…

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February 2020

Winter Tree Identification

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on March 1, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States
Winter tree identification

Instructor: Chris Stuhlinger, Certified Arborist Want to learn how to identify native trees by using only bark, twig, and fruit characteristics? This one-session class (repeated March 1) will teach attendees the basic principles of using combinations of tree characteristics such as overall growth habit, bark, twigs, buds, and fruit to identify about 20 trees (without leaves), at least to the family or genus level. The focus of the class is primarily on overstory and understory trees native to northern Alabama.…

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How to Prune Your Trees

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States
Person pruning tree branch

Instructor: Chris Stuhlinger, Certified Arborist This one-session class will review the best management practices for pruning trees and shrubs, demonstrate proper pruning techniques, and recommend pruning tools. Included will be reasons for pruning, types of pruning, how a tree responds to pruning, and timing. We will meet in the Anderson Education Classroom in the Nature Center for an introduction to pruning, and then walk outside to demonstrate pruning techniques. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. In…

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The Great Backyard Bird Count

February 14 @ 12:00 am - February 17 @ 11:59 pm
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Each February, more than 160,000 people of all ages from around the world join the four-day count to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds. Here’s how you can participate: 1. Create a free GBBC account. If you already created an account for the GBBC in the past, or if you’re already registered with eBird or another Cornell Lab citizen-science project, you can use your existing user name and password. 2. Count birds for at least 15 minutes on…

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March 2020

Winter Tree Identification

March 1 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States
Winter tree identification

Instructor: Chris Stuhlinger, Certified Arborist Want to learn how to identify native trees by using only bark, twig, and fruit characteristics? This one-session class will teach attendees the basic principles of using combinations of tree characteristics such as overall growth habit, bark, twigs, buds, and fruit to identify about 20 trees (without leaves), at least to the family or genus level. The focus of the class is primarily on overstory and understory trees native to northern Alabama. Included will be…

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Tree Selection for Landscapes

March 29 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States
young couple planting a tree

Instructor: Chris Stuhlinger, Certified Arborist Learn the basics of selecting the right tree for your property. We will discuss the reasons for planting, site conditions, tree characteristics, suggested species to plant, and species to avoid. Included will be some non-native species, small trees, and street trees. The pros and cons of the various planting stock sizes and types will be summarized. Also highlighted will be some woody species that will be available at the Spring Plant Sale. We will meet in…

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April 2020

ZimSculpt

April 3 - May 31
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

This spring Huntsville Botanical Garden will be home to a world-renowned display of modern Zimbabwean stone sculptures. Based in Harare, ZimSculpt is a family-run business that represents approximately 250 world-renowned sculptors and young apprentices from all over Zimbabwe. Their award-winning exhibition has been touring since 2000 and boasts the largest collection of Shona sculpture in Zimbabwe. Over 100 large sculptures will be on display in the Garden. Guests can visit a marketplace where stone sculptures are sold along with other…

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