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Huntsville Botanical Garden

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

May 2022

Seeds to Sprouts | Seeds Galore!

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am CDT
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Discover the wonder of seeds in this hands-on program that looks at the parts of a seed and how they help the plant to grow. We will plant some seed to take home that they can continue to watch grow. The featured book will be What will Grow? By Jennifer Ward.  Learn more...

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Spring Beekeeping Activities for a Bountiful Honey Harvest | In-person class series

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Beekeepers anticipate the red maple bloom in February knowing that their beehives will soon be expanding the brood nest and growing the colony's population back to full strength for the spring nectar flow. You can just imagine all the honey your bees will collect! But all of this Spring bounty means the bees will want to swarm. As the bees will likely issue out of the hive in a great mass and land on a nearby branch, your honey harvest…

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Butterfly Release

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Guests of all ages will enjoy sharing in the magic of safely releasing live butterflies into the Purdy Butterfly House. This program begins with a brief presentation about butterflies and their habitat, followed by taking part in the safe restoration of our indoor butterfly population. Don’t forget your camera – these photo opportunities are not to be missed! Butterfly Releases take place throughout the summer, and each program lasts approximately 30 minutes. Registration is required, and space is limited, so…

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Meet the artist and Piper and Leaf tea tasting

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Join us Saturday, May 21 for a meet and greet with painter, Lee Baker. Piper and Leaf will also be hosting a tea tasting in the gift shop. We are very excited to introduce the beautiful art Lee Baker has created and enjoy the wonderful tea flavors Piper and Leaf offer!

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Member Exclusive: Purdy Butterfly House Tour

May 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Learn more about the Purdy Butterfly House and the species within it. In this member-exclusive tour, Rebecca Turk will discuss pollinator habits and host plants for your home landscape. This is a free member-only event, but registration is required. Capacity is limited to 20 members, so reserve your spot today! Register here About the Instructor:  Rebecca holds a Master of Science degree in Horticulture from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Stephen F. Austin State…

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Dog Nights at the Garden

May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CDT
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Enjoy the Garden with your four-legged friend! Every Monday night from 5:00 p.m. to close, dogs are welcome in the Garden. Bring your canine companion along to explore our dedicated pet-friendly paths and spend time in nature with your loved ones, tails and all! Here’s what you need to know: Dog admission is $4 each.Dogs are to remain on leashes at all times.Bring water and waste bags, and remember to pick up after your pooch.No ruff-housing, please! Pricing:Humans: Free for Garden members…

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The Golden Hour

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Illuminated by the warm glow of the setting sun, the Golden Hour invites you to unwind and enjoy the Garden’s natural beauty in a new light. On Wednesdays in 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. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, spread out with friends, and make new memories together, rain or shine! Food…

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Summer STEM Camps

May 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm CDT
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Our camp programs are designed to immerse children in nature and foster their connection to the natural world. Through hands-on, engaging STEM activities, our certified instructors guide campers through an exploration of the natural world and the role we all play in our own environment. Campers participate in a variety of outdoor projects and play activities that inspire curiosity, creativity, and exploration. Learn more about our current camp options below. For more information about youth camps, contact us at education@hsvbg.org or 256-830-4447…

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June 2022

Wacky Wednesdays!

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

It’s time to get wacky! Join us in the Children’s Garden each Wednesday (June 1 – July 27) from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. for water play, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, crafts, and snacks! Play with hula hoops, cornhole and other yard toys. FREE for members or with paid admission.

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The Daylily Festival

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

There’s no better time to see the explosion of color in the Daylily Garden! Featuring over 800 types of daylilies, the Daylily Garden will be at its peak in early June, and we are celebrating these stunning blooms with the annual Daylily Festival. Volunteers from the Daylily Society will be available to greet guests, show them around the Daylily Garden, and answer questions about these brightly colored beauties. Be sure to come prepared to make a list of your favorites!…

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Home Propagation 101 | In-person Class

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

You can never have too many plants! Propagating at home is an excellent way to make more plants from what you already have in your own backyard! Propagation is the practice of growing your own plants from seeds or cuttings. In this class, the Garden’s Greenhouse Propagator, Mason Schroon, will show you everything you need to know about home propagation. You will have the opportunity to practice propagating annual and perennial plants from the Garden (and then take your newly…

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Pollinator Gardens with Research Updates on Pollinator Health | In-person class

June 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Explore the plight of our pollinators and more importantly what each of us can do to improve the situation.  The latest research on pollinator health will be discussed as well as how we all can improve pollinator health by planting gardens to benefit the many pollinators in our area, the best plant materials to use, and how to plan a garden will be covered. Bring a lunch and learn about what you can do to help our pollinators! Capacity is…

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In Full Swing

June 10 @ 9:00 am - October 31 @ 6:30 pm CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

In Full SwingJune 10 – October 31, 2022 When was the last time you were on a swing? Our newest exhibit is an invitation to kick up your feet, let time slow down, and rediscover one of the simple joys of summer: swings! In Full Swing features over 40 swings in nine areas throughout the Garden. From porch swings to hammocks to swings the size of a twin bed, each area offers a new way to experience some of the…

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Seeds to Sprouts | Stems Standing Straight and Tall

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am CDT
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Stems are like roads for plants.  They pave the way for the water and food to move around.  Come travel through a plant to see how stems work! The featured book will be Up, Down, and Around by Katherine Ayres. Learn more...

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Family Campout in the Garden

June 17 @ 5:00 pm - June 18 @ 8:00 am CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

New to camping? Don’t feel like traveling far to spend a relaxing evening outdoors? Join us for our Garden campout! 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.  Bring your own flashlights, tent, sleeping bags, pillows, and lawn chairs, and come enjoy an evening outdoors with your family. For more details about the campout, including our health and safety…

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Magnifying the Miniscule: Small Plants with a Big Impact | Virtual class

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Plants come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. Although we are often drawn to the biggest and showiest members of the plant kingdom, it is important to not forget the smaller species. Small plants often have big impacts on their environment, and this class will open your eyes to those plants! Join the Huntsville Botanical Garden as we explore the smaller plants you can find in the Garden, on the trails, and around your own home. You will…

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July 2022

Seeds to Sprouts | The Journey from Flower to Fruit

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am CDT
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One event on July 16, 2022 at 10:00 am

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

Without flowers, you don’t get fruits!  See the journey from flower to fruit and back again in this fun, science adventure. The featured book will be A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds by Jean Richards Learn more...

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Family Campout in the Garden

July 15 @ 5:00 pm - July 16 @ 8:00 am CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

New to camping? Don’t feel like traveling far to spend a relaxing evening outdoors? Join us for our Garden campout! 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.  Bring your own flashlights, tent, sleeping bags, pillows, and lawn chairs, and come enjoy an evening outdoors with your family. For more details about the campout, including our health and safety…

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August 2022

Dog Nights at the Garden

August 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CDT
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Enjoy the Garden with your four-legged friend! Every Monday night from 5:00 p.m. to close, dogs are welcome in the Garden. Bring your canine companion along to explore our dedicated pet-friendly paths and spend time in nature with your loved ones, tails and all! Here’s what you need to know: Dog admission is $4 each.Dogs are to remain on leashes at all times.Bring water and waste bags, and remember to pick up after your pooch.No ruff-housing, please! Pricing:Humans: Free for Garden…

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Morning Member Walk | Member only

August 3 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am CDT
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

The Garden grounds will open early for members, giving you a unique experience to reconnect with nature before your busy day. It is a great time to bring your camera and binoculars, too! 

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Family Campout in the Garden

August 19 @ 5:00 pm - August 20 @ 8:00 am CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

New to camping? Don’t feel like traveling far to spend a relaxing evening outdoors? Join us for our Garden campout! 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.  Bring your own flashlights, tent, sleeping bags, pillows, and lawn chairs, and come enjoy an evening outdoors with your family. For more details about the campout, including our health and safety…

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Seeds to Sprouts | Stickwork

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am CDT
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Trees will twist and turn with branches as they reach for the sun to grow.  What happens to those sticks when they fall off the tree?  We will explore our Stickwork interactive art display and create our very own stick art!  The featured book will be Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry. Learn more...

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September 2022

Daylily Sale

September 8 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

The Daylily Sale is your opportunity to purchase plant divisions from the Garden's own Van Valkenburgh Daylily Garden! Sometimes called the "perfect perennial," daylilies have brightly colored flowers that reach their peak bloom season in June, and they are easy to care for. Volunteers from the Daylily Society will be available to answer your questions at the sale, so you can learn everything you need to know about caring for these perennial beauties before bringing them home. Please note that…

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Seeds to Sprouts | The Beauty of Fall

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am CDT
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One event on September 23, 2022 at 10:00 am

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

Let’s take a look at leaves! We will hunt for different types of leaves and see what makes them the same or different.  Sprouters will make a leaf book to take home.  The featured book will be My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington. Learn more...

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Garden Soiree

September 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Tuesday, September 13, 20225:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.at the Huntsville Botanical Garden The Garden Soirée is an enchanting evening of philanthropy outside at the Garden, featuring cocktails, a three-course dinner by James Boyce, and a live auction. Guests enjoy a night of natural elegance, all to benefit the mission activities of the Garden. All proceeds from the Garden Soirée support the Garden’s mission work of connecting people to plants in order to create a healthier quality of life for the…

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October 2022

Seeds to Sprouts | Pumpkins Galore!

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am CDT
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One event on October 28, 2022 at 10:00 am

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

Its that time of year again for pumpkins of all sizes and shapes.  Come explore the world of pumpkins with a hands-on journey through the lifecycle and their parts. Sprouters will plant a pumpkin seed to grow at home! The featured book will be Pumpkin Circle by George Levenson. Learn more...

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