Events

Monthly Calendar

May 30, 2016 - June 27, 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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Girls Night Out: Ceramic Butterfly Puddler
Friday June 3, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Grab your best girlfriend and head to the Garden for an evening of fun and creativity. This is a two-session class, meeting June 3rd and June 17th

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Fern Festival & Sale
Saturday June 4, 2016 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Grisham Pavilion

The Huntsville Fern Society announces its Annual Fern Sale, offering a wide selection of hardy ferns for sale to the general public.

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Family Campout in the Garden
Friday June 10, 2016 6:00 pm - Saturday June 11, 2016 8:00 am
In the Garden

Enjoy an evening under the stars in the Garden - entertainment, food and camping.

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Movie Night in the Garden: Yogi Bear (PG)
Friday June 10, 2016 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Boeing-Toyota Amphitheatre

Bring your family and your own pic-a-nic basket; movie will begin at dusk

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Kitchen Garden Cooking Series
Tuesday June 14, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Relax while local chefs create healthy recipes to sample.

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Firefly Night Hike
Tuesday June 14, 2016 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Meet in the Parking Garden

Bring your own flashlight (Red LED will be best) and let us guide you through an evening of exploration as you feel the changes in the Garden when night approaches. Walks are also scheduled for June 28, July 12, and July 26

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Children’s Garden Butterfly Bash!
Saturday June 18, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Children's Garden & Purdy Butterfly House

We’re celebrating the 10th birthday of the Children’s Garden and Purdy Butterfly House and you’re invited.

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Butterfly Release in the Purdy Butterfly House
Saturday June 18, 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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Watercolors & Wine
Friday June 24, 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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Camps and Classes

Houses, Huts and Habitats Summer Camp Session 1
Monday June 6, 2016 - Friday June 10, 2016
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Every living creature has a place it calls home. Campers will explore the homes in the garden and learn to better understand their own. This camp will be centered around our current exhibit with a variety of hands-on activities each day with inside and outside experiences. Both weeks will be different so your camper will enjoy attending both sessions!

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Seeds to Sprouts: Wonders of the Old West
Friday June 10, 2016 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Boeing Education Classroom

Enjoy stories, lessons, hands-on activities and guided tours of our garden areas.

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Junior Master Gardener Rising 1st-3rd Grade
Monday June 13, 2016 - Friday June 17, 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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Magic Tree House: Animals Rising K-3rd Grade
Monday June 20, 2016 - Friday June 24, 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 animals and where they live.

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Seeds To Sprouts: Pirates Arrrgh Great!
Friday June 24, 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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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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Adult Classes

Reiki Certification Workshop Level II
Saturday June 4, 2016 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Four Seasons Garden

In Second Degree Reiki, the student learns to use the first three of five Reiki symbols and is awakened to the power of distance healing.

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Flower Arrangement and Design Series: Floral Design is Art
Saturday June 11, 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. There are 6 classes - take the series or individual classes.

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Reiki Certification Workshop Level I
Saturday June 18, 2016 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Four Seasons Garden

Light Journey Reiki: Reiki Certification Workshop - Level I

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Calendar

Huntsville Native Plant Society Meeting
Tuesday May 31, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Social time is at 6:00 pm, the meeting is 6:30-7:30.

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Tennessee Valley Audubon Society Meeting
Thursday June 2, 2016 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Leaf Mulch Loading
Saturday June 4, 2016 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mulch pile east of Garden

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

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Huntsville Fern Society Meeting
Tuesday June 14, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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North Alabama Mushroom Society Meeting
Thursday June 16, 2016 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Leaf mulch loading
Saturday June 18, 2016 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mulch pile east of Garden

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Heart of Dixie Orchid Society Meeting
Monday June 20, 2016 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Huntsville Gourd Patch Meeting
Tuesday June 21, 2016 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Huntsville Herb Society Meeting
Thursday June 23, 2016 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Living Art Bonsai Society Work Session
Saturday June 25, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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

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