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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 2021

Dog Days at the Garden

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CST
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Dog Days at the Garden are back from January 16 through February 28!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! Here's what you need to know: All admission tickets for humans and pooches must be pre-purchased online for a designated arrival time. Reserve…

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Terrariums: Bringing Gardening Indoors | Virtual class

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CST
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Terrariums are a fun and fascinating way to bring gardening indoors. Plus, they serve as an exquisite decoration and a unique conversation piece in your home! Join Rebecca Turk as she teaches you the best methods for constructing and caring for a terrarium. A terrarium is a clear container that holds a self-sustaining habitat, allowing you to grow plants indoors with little maintenance. Terrariums can come in all kinds of different shapes, sizes, and types! Rebecca's passion for these mini…

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Winter Plant Defenses | Nature Academy

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST
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One event on January 28, 2021 at 12:00 pm

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

Plants, with or without leaves, can become a source of food for animals looking for a meal in the winter months. Just like animals, plants have ways to protect themselves. We will explore how plants keep themselves from becoming a food source and how they withstand the weather during the colder months. Garden Member: $15/personNon-Member: $20/person Register for Tuesday, January 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Register for Thursday, January 14 from 12:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m.Register for Saturday, January 23 from…

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February 2021

Pruning for the Home Owner | Virtual class series

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
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One event on February 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm

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

Of all gardening tasks, home owners are often most nervous about pruning. What plants should be pruned? When? And, of course, how? If you have found yourself wondering why and how to prune the plants at your home, then this virtual class series is for you!Pruning is a cultural practice that is based on scientific principles as well as artistic creativity. In this two-class course, your instructor, Bryce Lane, will equip you with all the information you need to prune…

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Gardening for Birds | Nature Academy

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Celebrate National Bird Feeder Month by learning about gardening for birds! We will create a natural bird feeder that you can put out in the garden in addition to planning a garden to attract them. Garden Member: $15/personNon-Member: $20/person Tuesday, February 9 from 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.Thursday, February 11 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.Saturday, February 20 from 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.Tuesday, February 23 from 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.Thursday, February 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. This class…

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Great Backyard Bird Count

February 12 - February 15
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

It’s time for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count! Every year since 1998, bird enthusiasts and nature lovers around the world have taken part in this four-day citizen science project to collect data on the distribution and abundance of bird species. In 2020, over 268,000 participants counted nearly 7,000 bird species in 194 different countries…and some of those birds were counted right here at the Huntsville Botanical Garden! Why do we need to count birds? Birds play an essential role…

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Member Exclusive: Morning Bird Walk | In-person class

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am CST
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One event on February 25, 2021 at 9:00 am

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

This program is available to Garden members only. February is an ideal time for bird watching! Join birding expert Herb Lewis on this morning walk through the Garden to seek, spot, and identify birds in their natural habitat. With Herb as your guide, you will learn how to look for local and migrating birds, explore what kind of landscape attracts them, and come to see why the Garden is a hot spot for a multitude of bird species. Suitable for…

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Gardening for the Birds | Virtual class

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Attracting birds to your garden is a fun, easy way to promote a healthy backyard ecosystem. Birds play an essential role in protecting native biodiversity by pollinating plants, dispersing seeds, providing natural fertilizer, and helping control insect populations. Plus, with all their shapes, sizes, and colors, birds are beautiful and delightful guests to have in any landscape!In this virtual class, your instructor, Herb Lewis, will show you how to attract birds to your backyard garden. Using examples from his own…

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March 2021

Seed Adventures | Nature Academy

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
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One event on March 25, 2021 at 12:00 pm

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

Take the journey of a seed as it - drops in the soil, grows, and then flowers. We will study components of healthy soil and the parts of a flower to bring the journey full circle in a hands-on way. Garden Member: $15/personNon-Member: $20/person Tuesday, March 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Thursday, March 11 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.Saturday, March 20 from 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.Tuesday, March 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Thursday, March 25 from 12:00 p.m.…

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Foodscaping 101: Practical Solutions for Growing Your Own Food | Virtual class series

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Learn to grow your own food! In this four-week virtual course, bestselling author and professional horticulturist Brie Arthur will share her knowledge on foodscaping, the practice of integrating food crops into your ornamental landscape. Brie encourages everyone to think outside the box when it comes to how a landscape is designed and managed. Combining details from both of her books, Brie will cover a variety of topics, including the basics of foodscaping, ideal plant combinations, growing food in containers, and…

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Divide and Conquer! Getting the Most Out of the Plants You Have | In-person class

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Let’s divide and conquer…PLANTS! Learning what plants you can divide will save you money and allow you to have more of the plants you love. Your instructor, Rebecca Turk, will demonstrate all of the basics to properly and successfully divide bulbs, grasses, perennials, and more. Rebecca will share industry tips and tricks that will aid in gardening success! All attendees will receive a handout and one plant division from the class.  Additional Information: This class will take place in person at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, and all class attendees are expected to adhere to the Garden’s health and safety guidelines. Maximum capacity…

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April 2021

Herbs and Cooking | Nature Academy

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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One event on April 17, 2021 at 10:00 am

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

Herbs have many uses in the natural world and our daily lives. Explore the Herb Garden and discover its many functions. We will create infused oils to take home and use in your own cooking! You will need to bring a small glass container (no more than 8oz) to reuse for your oil. Garden Member: $15/personNon-Member: $20/person Saturday, April 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Tuesday, April 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Thursday, April 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.Saturday,…

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