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Huntsville Botanical Garden

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

October 2021

Bug Bungalows | In-person class

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Did you know insects have homes too? They are the laborers that make our garden thrive year long. Without these beautiful and beneficial bugs, our gardens wouldn’t be the same. “Bug Hotels” have become very popular to help make sure our six-legged friends have a safe place to live while they pollinate, hunt, and work in the garden. In this class, you will make your own bug bungalow to take home. All materials will be provided except gloves. Capacity is…

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Fall Leaves | Seeds to Sprouts

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am CDT
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One event on October 30, 2021 at 10:00 am

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

Every autumn, nature creates its own art with the changing colors of the leaves. We will read the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert, learn the science behind why leaves change colors, and create leaf art of our own. PRICING MembersChild: $10Adult: Free Non-Members (Includes Garden admission)Child: $20Adult: $14 Interested in becoming a Garden member? Click here! REGISTER Friday, October 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.Saturday, October 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Want to see more classes like…

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Scarecrow Trail Night Hikes

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

As shadows dance across the Garden, see the Scarecrow Trail come alive! Scarecrow Trail Night Hikes are an opportunity to visit with the scarecrows after sunset and explore the nighttime activities of the Garden. Bring your flashlight and join us on this guided hike to see evening creatures such as bats, owls, frogs…and scarecrows, of course! Each hike includes an outdoor presentation in the Amphitheater and a guided walk through the Garden and the Scarecrow Trail, beginning promptly at the…

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Trees and Leaves | Nature Academy

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Across the country, it is peak season for fall leaf colors! With this beautiful time of year comes a myriad of questions: Why do leaves change color? What happens when a tree loses its leaves? Why don’t all trees lose their leaves? Can a tree tell and track time? Join us to explore the answers to these questions (and to admire the beauty of autumn in the Garden!). Tuesday, October 12, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Thursday, October 14, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00…

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Building Your Legacy: A Panel Discussion about Planned Giving in 2021 and Beyond

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

We invite you to join us for a special presentation on legacy philanthropy at the Garden. Our panel of experts will lead a discussion on how you can achieve both your financial and charitable goals through planned giving. Topics will include the intersection of philanthropy and estate planning, ways to establish a planned gift, and what the future holds for legacy philanthropy. The presentation will take place at the Huntsville Botanical Garden in the Grand Hall. Coffee and light refreshments…

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

October 27 @ 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. Capacity is limited, so reserve your place today!  Additional Information: This class will take place in person at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, and all…

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Member Exclusive: Fall Family Fun Night

October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Join us for an evening of fall festivities and family fun, just for Garden members! This special event includes a Scarecrow Trail scavenger hunt, a fall-themed craft, “Trick or Treat” stations throughout the Garden, and music. Chick-fil-A will also be onsite with dinner options available for purchase. Costumes are encouraged, so come dressed for the occasion as we celebrate fall at the Garden! This is a member-only event. Capacity is limited, so be sure to reserve your place in advance!…

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November 2021

Bulbs as Companion Plants | Virtual class

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Whether you are planning to plant bulbs in a newly prepared garden or you are adding them to an existing landscape, Brent and Becky Heath will have the answers for you! Brent and Becky are third-generation bulb growers and owners of the world-renowned bulb company Brent and Becky’s Bulbs. In this class, Brent and Becky will show you how to combine bulbs, perennials, annuals, ground covers, and flowering shrubs to create the “look and feel” you want in your garden.…

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Woody Winter Wonderland | Virtual class series

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
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Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

Although the show-stopping colors of spring and summer may get more attention, there are countless plants that can add unique interest and beauty to your home garden during even the coldest months. Join landscape designer and author Brie Arthur for a deep dive into the plants that provide interest and aesthetics throughout the seasons. In this three-course class, Brie will guide you through an exploration of her favorite winter indulgences, focusing on plants hardy for our area (zones 6-9). From…

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Exploring the Fall Harvest | Nature Academy

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
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One event on November 20, 2021 at 10:00 am

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

Images of the bountiful fall harvest are all around us this time of year, but did you know that it is also a great time to plant vegetables? In this class, we will explore both the fall harvest and the winter vegetable garden to learn about a variety of hearty plants that are perfectly suited to the season. Tuesday, November 9, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Thursday, November 11, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Saturday, November 20, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Garden Member: $15/personNon-Member: $20/person This…

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Galaxy of Lights Walking Nights

November 11 @ 5:15 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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An event every day that begins at 5:15 pm, repeating until November 28, 2021

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

Galaxy of Lights is a regional holiday tradition that takes place every November and December at the Garden. For over 25 years, we have welcomed guests from near and far to explore the magnificent light displays 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 share in the beloved tradition and make memories together. Dates and Times Walking Nights:November 11 – 28 (Closed Thanksgiving…

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Galaxy of Lights Dog Walking Nights

November 15 @ 5:15 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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One event on November 16, 2021 at 5:15 pm

One event on November 22, 2021 at 5:15 pm

One event on November 23, 2021 at 5:15 pm

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

Galaxy of Lights is a regional holiday tradition that takes place every November and December at the Garden. For over 25 years, we have welcomed guests from near and far to explore the magnificent light displays 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 share in the beloved tradition and make memories together. Dates and Times Walking Nights:November 11 – 28 (Closed Thanksgiving…

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Galaxy of Lights 5k Race

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States

The Galaxy races are back! The Galaxy of Lights 5k Race is your chance to experience Galaxy on a one-of-a-kind run (or walk!) through the displays. After a hiatus in 2020, we are delighted to once again offer these popular Galaxy events. Interested in a shorter race? The 3k Fun Run will take place on Tuesday, November 30 at 6:30 p.m. Click here to learn more. 5k Race Monday, November 29 at 6:00 p.m.– Timed event– Age group awards– No…

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Galaxy of Lights 3k Fun Run

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

The Galaxy races are back! The Galaxy of Lights 3k Fun Run is your chance to experience Galaxy on a one-of-a-kind run (or walk!) through the displays. After a hiatus in 2020, we are delighted to once again offer these popular Galaxy events. Interested in a longer race? The 5k Race will take place on Monday, November 29 at 6:00 p.m. Click here to learn more. 3k Fun Run Tuesday, November 30 at 6:30 p.m.– Not a timed event– Prize…

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December 2021

Galaxy of Lights Driving Nights

December 2 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm CST
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An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until January 1, 2022

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

Galaxy of Lights is a regional holiday tradition that takes place every November and December at the Garden. For over 25 years, we have welcomed guests from near and far to explore the magnificent light displays 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 share in the beloved tradition and make memories together. Dates and Times Walking Nights:November 11 – 28 (Closed Thanksgiving…

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Galaxy of Lights Driving Nights

December 2 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm CST
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An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until January 1, 2022

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

Galaxy of Lights is a regional holiday tradition that takes place every November and December at the Garden. For over 25 years, we have welcomed guests from near and far to explore the magnificent light displays 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 share in the beloved tradition and make memories together. Dates and Times Walking Nights:November 11 – 28 (Closed Thanksgiving…

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Getting to the Root of It | Nature Academy

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
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One event on December 9, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 10:00 am

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

Winter is a wondrous time in the Garden that allows for exploration from many unique perspectives…like digging into the vital and amazing world of roots! Explore how roots play an important role in plant survival, conservation, and the culinary arts. Tuesday, December 7, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Thursday, December 9, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Saturday, December 11, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Garden Member: $15/personNon-Member: $20/person This class is part of a series! Nature Academy offers three seasons of three classes each. The winter season includes Exploring the Fall Harvest, Getting to the…

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Fresh Wreaths: What to grow and how to make them | In-person class

December 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm CST
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One event on December 16, 2021 at 9:30 am

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

‘Tis the season for holiday wreaths! A fresh evergreen wreath in your home adds the perfect festive touch, and by knowing what to grow in your own home landscape, your decoration will be both festive AND convenient. In this hands-on class, your instructor, Rebecca Turk, will cover key trees and shrubs to grow as well as how to make an 18” wreath using those plants.  Each class attendee will make their own 18” wreath from materials harvested from the Garden.…

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January 2022

Nature Needs Our Help! | Nature Academy

January 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
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One event on January 27, 2022 at 12:00 pm

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

Nature needs our help! Alabama is one of the most biologically diverse states in the U.S., and the responsibility of taking care of this treasure and its natural resources belongs to all of us. Get a glimpse into how the Garden is working to make a difference in conservation efforts in the North Alabama region, and learn how we can all do our part to help. Tuesday, January 11, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Thursday, January 13, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Saturday, January 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00…

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February 2022

Wonders of Water | Nature Academy

February 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
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One event on February 24, 2022 at 12:00 pm

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

Water is essential for all life to exist. It is found in the atmosphere, on the surface of the earth, and even underground. Have you ever wondered how water is able to get all the way to the top of a tall tree? Or why plants wilt when they’re thirsty? From the biggest trees to the tiniest seed, we will explore the answers to these water questions and more.  Tuesday, February 8, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Thursday, February 10, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Saturday, February 19, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00…

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Great Backyard Bird Count

February 18, 2022 @ 9:00 am - February 21, 2022 @ 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 2021, over 300,000 participants counted nearly 7,000 bird species in 190 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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March 2022

Underground Adventures | Nature Academy

March 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
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One event on March 22, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on March 24, 2022 at 12:00 pm

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

Have you ever wondered what’s happening in the world beneath your feet? Bring your curiosity to this class and dive into the world of soil! Through observation and hands-on experiments, we will get to know the Garden’s soil on a deeper level and discover the difference that soil can make in the life of a plant. Tuesday, March 8, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Thursday, March 10, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Saturday, March 19, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Tuesday, March 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Thursday March 24, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00…

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April 2022

Plants and Water | Nature Academy

April 5, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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One event on April 16, 2022 at 10:00 am

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

April showers bring May flowers! Follow the rain to the places and spaces that water flows as it journeys through the Garden. Our observations and experiments will reveal the importance of water to how plants grow and the relationship between plants, water, and our ecosystems. Tuesday, April 5, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Thursday, April 7, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Saturday, April 16, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Garden Member: $15/personNon-Member: $20/person This class is part of a series! Nature Academy offers three seasons…

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