Events

Monthly Calendar

June 26, 2016 - July 24, 2016

“There’s Always Something Growing On” at Huntsville Botanical Garden!

Don't forget that some of our events and classes need volunteers! To see a list of volunteer opportunities,  go to the Volunteers page under Get Involved!


Festivals

Purdy Butterfly House
Sunday May 1, 2016 - Friday September 30, 2016

This beautiful, soaring 9000 sq. ft. natural stone and steel beam structure overlooking the entrance pond is home to thousands of native butterflies, tadpoles, frogs, button quail, turtles and other critters. Waterfall, ponds, streams, lush vegetation and flowering plants invite visitors to experience this varied and colorful collection of flora and fauna.

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Events

Houses, Huts & Habitats
Saturday March 12, 2016 - Monday October 31, 2016
Thoughout the Garden

Dens, Lodges, Webs, Caves, Shelters – where you live says a lot about who you are. Learn about creatures and their Houses, Huts, and Habitats in this thrilling hands-on play space called home.

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Kitchen Garden Cooking Series
Tuesday July 12, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Herb Garden

Relax while local chefs create healthy recipes to sample.

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Giveback Day - Kids To Love
Friday July 15, 2016 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Give Back Day will support Kids To Love School Supply Drive.

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Watercolors & Wine: Fern Glade
Friday July 22, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Meet at the Garden Railway

Sample refreshing wines, snack on appetizers and unwind while you paint scenes in the Garden.

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Butterfly Release in the Purdy Butterfly House
Saturday July 23, 2016
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Enjoy a family-friendly presentation and release a butterfly into the Purdy Butterfly House. Two times: 10:30-11:30 am and 1:00-2:00 pm

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Camps and Classes

Fantasy Gardening Rising 4th-6th Grade
Monday June 27, 2016 - Friday July 1, 2016
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Explore the fantasy world of Middle Earth and beyond in this camp about gardening in the magical realms and how it ties into our own world. This camp will be hands-on and include time in the Garden to get hands dirty.

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Seeds to Sprouts: Adventures in the Enchanted Forest
Friday July 8, 2016 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Enjoy stories, lessons, hands-on activities and guided tours of our garden areas.
This program is geared for children age 2-5.

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Magic Tree House: Traveling through Time and Place Rising K-3rd--FULL
Monday July 11, 2016 - Friday July 15, 2016
Anderson Education Center Classroom

What better way to explore the playhouses at the Garden than with Jack and Annie from the Magic Tree House book series? This week we will focus on the books about different times and places throughout history and today.

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Junior Master Gardener Rising 1st-3rd Grade
Monday July 18, 2016 - Friday July 22, 2016
Anderson Education Center Classroom

In this nationally recognized program, your child will actively participate in hands-on gardening. We will plant, harvest, cook and eat throughout the week. Inside and outside activities from all JMG curriculum will take place each day.

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Adult Classes

Flower Arrangement and Design Series: Floral Design Techniques and Containers
Saturday July 9, 2016 10:00 am - Saturday July 30, 2016 12:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

In these classes you'll learn the basics needed to create both unique and beautiful fresh cut floral arrangements. Each class includes a project Make-n-Take.

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Calendar

Hosta Society of North Alabama Meeting
Monday June 27, 2016 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brahan Springs Recreation Center

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Huntsville Native Plant Society Meeting
Tuesday June 28, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Living Art Bonsai Society Meeting
Tuesday July 5, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Tennessee Valley Audubon Society Meeting
Thursday July 7, 2016 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Leaf Mulch loading
Saturday July 9, 2016 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mulch pile east of Garden

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Huntsville Fern Society Meeting
Tuesday July 12, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Master Gardeners of North Alabama Meeting
Thursday July 14, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Murray Hall

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Madison County Beekeepers Society Meeting
Thursday July 14, 2016 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Heart of Dixie Orchid Society Meeting
Monday July 18, 2016 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Annual Orchid Auction

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Huntsville Gourd Patch Meeting
Tuesday July 19, 2016 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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North Alabama Mushroom Society Meeting
Thursday July 21, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Leaf Mulch loading
Saturday July 23, 2016 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mulch pile east of Garden

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