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

February 2023

Stroller Tuesdays

February 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CST
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Stroll the garden and meet new friends with your little ones. Meet in the Guest Center Atrium at 9:30 a.m. and check out activity backpacks at the admissions desk for fun activities before heading into the Garden. Included with regular Garden admission during regular Garden hours.

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Garden Planning | Nature Academy

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Spring is coming soon! What will we plant? Every day we eat plants, but we often don’t think about what part of the plant we are eating. Join us to explore how to plan and design a vegetable garden. Together, we will also make a tasty treat and discuss the plant parts we are eating and their importance. Tuesday, February 7, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Thursday, February 9, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Saturday, February 18, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

February 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am CST
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States
symphony orchestra

Join us as members of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra in conjunction with their Music in the City program to delight us with beautiful music in the Garden Atrium.

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Great Backyard Bird Count

February 17 @ 9:00 am - February 20 @ 5:00 pm CST
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 2022, over 384,641 participants counted nearly 7,099 bird species in 192 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 in a healthy…

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Member Exclusive: Morning Bird Walk | In-person class

February 18 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am CST
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 expert…

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Orchid Repotting 101 | In-person class

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Orchids make wonderful gifts for anyone who wants to bring a splash of color and interest into their home. But what happens after your orchid is done blooming? How do you keep your beloved orchid alive so that it will continue to flower year after year? Repotting is one of the most important aspects of orchid care, but it requires a different approach than you would take to repot most houseplants. Join us for a demonstration on the basics of…

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Inviting Birds into Your Backyard: The Magic of Water | In-person class

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Water is a basic need for all wildlife, especially birds. Offering water is a great way to attract birds to your backyard, particularly for species that eat only insects and may not be attracted to bird feeders. In this class, birding expert Herb Lewis will illustrate several design techniques for adding water features into your landscape to attract many bird species. Since 2004, Herb has been integrating water features into his backyard, and he illustrates his presentation with these successful examples from…

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March 2023

The Art of Sustainable Science

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

The Art of Sustainable Science is an annual event that celebrates sustainability through a union of art and science. Students in grades K-12 are invited to create an art project or a science fair-style project that demonstrates a message of sustainability or conservation. Judges from local organizations then score the projects, and prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners! It is FREE to participate, and registration is open to all public, private, and homeschool students in grades K-12. Students are…

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Down in the Soil | Nature Academy

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Before we can start our spring gardens, we need to be sure the soil is just right for our plants. Come learn all about composting and worms! How do they help our dirt become good, rich soil for the plants to grow? We will learn about the important nutrients in the soil that help our plants grow.  Tuesday, March 7, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Thursday, March 9, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Saturday, March 18, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
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.  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.  Pricing:Members: $35/personNon-Members: $60/person Interested in becoming a Garden member? Click here! Register Here About Rebecca Turk:Rebecca Turk is the Director of Learning and Public Engagement at Huntsville Botanical Garden. She has a…

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Spring into Gardening| Spring Break Camp

March 13 @ 9:00 am - March 17 @ 4:00 pm CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States
spring break camp

March 13 – 17 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.Ages 4 – 5 years, 6 – 7 years, and 8 – 12 years Spring is the perfect time to start a garden! Join us as we explore the ins and outs of gardening, including soil, plants, and bugs. Campers will learn about different ways to garden at home such as hydroponics and container gardening. By the end of the week, campers will have all the information they need to design…

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Raptor Show

March 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

The Southeastern Raptor Center from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is bringing its popular show back to the Garden! This all-ages program is an excellent opportunity to experience live raptors up close while learning about their natural history and vital ecological roles. The show features a selection of the Center's raptor ambassadors and may include owls, falcons, hawks, kites, vultures, and eagles. These raptor ambassadors have all been deemed non-releasable and reside at the Center permanently. Pricing:Garden MembersChild: $5Adult:…

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Masquerade Mystery Dinner Show

March 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States
masquerade dinner

The Huntsville Botanical Garden is hosting its annual Arbor Masquerade Ball and the entire town has been invited! Guests are enjoying a night of mingling, dancing, and (dare we say?) a little gossiping from behind their finest masks. Hushed speculation is buzzing around the room. Guests can’t help but think about last year’s Ball, when the fabulous party was going splendidly—until death showed up uninvited and a murder was revealed!  Will the same take place this year? Join us to find…

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Garden Prep for Spring | In-person class

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Spring is just around the corner! It’s time to get your hands dirty and your garden ready for the season. Join us to learn all of the tips and tricks you need to have a successful garden throughout the entire season. You will learn about proper planting, bed care, pruning, and more from the Garden’s own expert horticulture team. This class will take place both inside and outside in the Garden. All attendees will take home a reference sheet at…

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Landscape Design 101 | In-person class

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Learn the tools and concepts to confidently plan your outdoor space and develop it into your own personal sanctuary. This class will give an overview of the process of residential landscape design and demonstrate some different tools used to create a landscape plan for your home including overlays to identify how will use the space you have, consider tweaks to make maintenance easier, effectively enhance or camouflage views, and how to align plant selections with purpose. Following the presentation, participants can begin a…

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April 2023

Veggies Everywhere! | Nature Academy

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

Spring is here! It is time to plant our vegetable garden so we can enjoy fresh veggies all summer long. In this class, students will learn about the parts of a seed and how to care for your own vegetable garden. See first-hand examples in the Garden and take home plants to start your own garden at home! Tuesday, April 4, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Thursday, April 6, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Saturday, April 15, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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Plant a Pot: Container Design | In-Person class

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Freshen up your patio with a beautiful annual planter and learn the basics of container design. In this hands-on class, instructor Nettie Hardy will cover design concepts, planting tools, and care as you plant a pot to take home. Each class attendee will plant annual flowers in a pot to take home and enjoy for the summer! Soil, plants, and containers are provided. Members: $60/personNon-Members: $110/person Interested in becoming a Garden member? Click here! Register Here About Nettie Hardy: Nettie Hardy…

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Spring Plant Sale

April 13 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States
plant sale

Join us at the Huntsville Botanical Garden Annual Spring Plant Sale! Not only will you find a huge selection of plants, including hard-to-find native species and unique new cultivars, but the Spring Plant Sale is also a great opportunity to learn from on-hand plant professionals. These dedicated individuals are passionate about sharing their knowledge so that you can make your own garden thrive. Members-Only Pre-Sale: April 13, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Public Sale: April 14-15 & 20-22, 8:00 a.m. to…

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Arbor Day Races

April 29 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

National Arbor Day is a nationwide celebration of the importance of trees and their impact on our communities. Here at the Garden, we will be celebrating Arbor Day with a 5k Race and 3k Sapling Run! As an ArbNet-accredited arboretum, the Huntsville Botanical Garden is committed to conducting tree science research, engaging in tree conservation efforts, and providing education and public programming on the importance of woody plants. The National Arbor Day celebration invites tree-lovers of all ages to demonstrate…

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May 2023

Propagation 101: Basic Tried-and-True Methods | In-person class

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Never heard of propagation? Have you tried it, but never had any success? In this class, you will learn how to propagate your favorite plants including perennials like salvia, stonecrop, and honeysuckle; annuals such as marigolds, tomatoes, and cucumbers; and herbs like rosemary, basil, and lavender! You will learn how to take different types of cuttings, learn the science and care behind successfully rooting your cuttings, and how to properly sow and care for seedlings. After the class, take home…

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Tinker Bell presented by Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater & Academy

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

We are excited to be partnering with Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater & Academy once again to bring you a live outdoor production of “Tinker Bell!” This family-friendly show takes a fresh look at the story of Peter Pan, and the performance lasts about an hour. Here’s what you need to know: Tickets to the show include Garden admission for the day. Tickets can be purchased online, and pre-purchasing before your arrival is preferred. All performances take place in the Four Seasons Garden. After…

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June 2023

Propagation 201: Intermediate Propagation Techniques | In-person class

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

In this class, you will test your propagation powers with dividing perennials, practicing the art of grafts with annuals and perennials and even creating crazy combinations of plants with budding. You will be amazed at the variety of combinations you can make with the knowledge you learn from this class. Take home all of your propagated plants to show off to your friends and family, establishing you as the master of plants. Capacity is limited, so reserve your spot today! Bundle…

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