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Huntsville Botanical Garden is a living museum containing diverse ecosystems and carefully curated collections.

Please help us care for our unique collections and maintain a safe and beautiful environment by abiding by posted signage, staff or volunteer guides, and the Garden Safety and Etiquette guidelines below. Guests visiting the Garden for private events are expected to abide by these guidelines as well. Garden staff will assist visitors with any questions or in emergency situations.

Garden Etiquette & Safety

  • Allow at least one hour to enjoy the Garden.
  • Our flowers are happy here. Please do not take them home.
  • Respect the wildlife in the Garden. For your safety and theirs, do not touch or feed wildlife.
  • You are welcome to walk on the grass, but please do not climb Garden structures or trees.
  • Watch your step! There is a mix of paved, gravel, and natural paths throughout the Garden.

  • Shirt and shoes are required in all buildings. Shoes should be worn at all times for safety.
  • Place litter in the trash cans provided throughout the Garden.
  • Lakes and ponds are for reflection only.
  • In the event of inclement weather, seek shelter in a covered area.
  • In the event of a tornado, seek shelter in the Guest Center.
  • Public restrooms are located in the Guest Center and the Butterfly House, as well as at the south end of the Mathews Nature Trail.
  • Dogs and cats are welcome during designated days only.

  • Sporting and recreational activities, such as skating, and riding bicycles or scooters, are not permitted.
  • Prior approval is required for drone usage.
  • The Garden is a smoke-free environment.
  • Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited.
  • Firearms are not permitted in the Garden.
  • Open flames, sparklers, and fireworks are not permitted.

Entry to Huntsville Botanical Garden is implied consent to be photographed or videoed for marketing purposes for the Garden. Those who wish to opt out must notify Admission staff prior to entry. 

Garden Access

Admission or membership is required to enter the Garden.

All visitors and members should enter the Garden through the Propst Guest Center, unless otherwise instructed by Garden staff. Certain events may require ticketing charges in addition to admission. Trespassing, entering the Garden through any other points around the property, or remaining in the Garden outside operational hours or without express authorization by Garden staff is prohibited.

Reporting Injury or Damage

Anyone injured on Garden property, or having knowledge of damage to Garden property, should report the occurrence(s) to Garden staff immediately. 


See Something, Say Something: To report an emergency or suspicious item or activity, immediately inform the Admissions Desk or the nearest staff member. Visitors can dial 911 from anywhere in the Garden but are asked to also alert the Admissions Desk so we can assist and direct authorities as needed.