Events

Monthly Calendar

September 1, 2015 - September 29, 2015

“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
Friday May 1, 2015 - Wednesday September 30, 2015

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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Scarecrow Trail
Tuesday September 1, 2015 - Saturday October 31, 2015
Throughout the Garden

Fall means scarecrows at the Garden, as well as weekend hayrides and our Sorghum Maze. The theme for 2015 is "Pure Imagination."

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Events

Fidos After 5
Thursday August 6, 2015 - Thursday September 24, 2015
In the Garden

Each Thursday evening in August and September leashed pets are allowed in the Garden.

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Fresh from the Garden
Friday September 11, 2015 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
In the Garden

Join us at the center of the Garden for a delightful dining experience. Fresh from the Garden will feature foods chosen and prepared by renowned Chef James Boyce.

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Daylily Sale
Thursday September 17, 2015 - Saturday September 19, 2015
Murray Hall parking lot

Purchase beautiful daylilies grown in our world-class Daylily Garden. Thursday, 9 am-5 pm - Members preview sale; Friday, 9 am-5 pm - open to the public; Saturday, 9 am-1 pm - open to the public

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Natural Fall Wreaths
Thursday September 17, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Nichols Arbor

Join us as we make natural grapevine wreaths with beautiful fall decor from the Garden.

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Family Camp Out with A Hoot in the Night Owl Show
Friday September 18, 2015 5:00 pm - Saturday September 19, 2015 8:00 am
Dogwood Grove

Enjoy an owl show, cookout and a night under the stars in the Garden.

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A Hoot in the Night Owl Show
Friday September 18, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boeing Toyota Amphitheater

The Alabama 4-H Center Coosa River Science School will be bringing in a variety of owls to for an hour long educational program.

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Annual Members' Meeting and Dinner
Tuesday September 22, 2015 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dream no small dream! Celebrate another successful year at the Garden. Enjoy wine, dinner and information about the Garden's past year and plans for the future.

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Camps and Classes

Junior Master Gardener: Learn Grow, Eat & GO! Grades K-2
Tuesday September 8, 2015 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Each weekly class combines a lesson, gardening activities, fresh food tastings and student garden journals to increase basic knowledge of nutrition through vegetable gardening in a healthy environment.

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Junior Master Gardener: Learn Grow, Eat & GO! Grades 3-5
Wednesday September 9, 2015 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Each weekly class combines a lesson, gardening activities, fresh food tastings and student garden journals to increase basic knowledge of nutrition through vegetable gardening in a healthy environment.

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Junior Master Gardener: Learn Grow, Eat & GO! Grades 6-8
Wednesday September 9, 2015 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Celebration Station (Children's Garden)

Each weekly class combines a lesson, gardening activities, fresh food tastings and student garden journals to increase basic knowledge of nutrition through vegetable gardening in a healthy environment

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Seeds to Sprouts: Animals in the Garden
Friday September 11, 2015 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: Learn Grow, Eat & GO! Grades K-2
Tuesday September 22, 2015 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Each weekly class combines a lesson, gardening activities, fresh food tastings and student garden journals to increase basic knowledge of nutrition through vegetable gardening in a healthy environment.

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Junior Master Gardener: Learn Grow, Eat & GO! Grades 6-8
Wednesday September 23, 2015 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Celebration Station (Children's Garden)

Each weekly class combines a lesson, gardening activities, fresh food tastings and student garden journals to increase basic knowledge of nutrition through vegetable gardening in a healthy environment.

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Junior Master Gardener: Learn Grow, Eat & GO! Grades 3-5
Wednesday September 23, 2015 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Each weekly class combines a lesson, gardening activities, fresh food tastings and student garden journals to increase basic knowledge of nutrition through vegetable gardening in a healthy environment.

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Seeds to Sprouts: The Great Acorn Adventure
Friday September 25, 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Boeing Education Classroom

Enjoy stories, lessons, hands-on activities and walks in the Garden. This program is geared for children age 2-5.

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Hikes for Tykes
Saturday September 26, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet at the Garden Railway

Fresh Air Family and the Garden have partnered to bring you Hikes for Tykes, an outdoor environmental education program designed specifically for pre-school children. Guided walks will be offered the last Saturday of every month, January through October, 2015 (except April).

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Adult Classes

Plant ID Walk: Fall Blooming Hydrangeas and Grasses
Sunday September 13, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Linda J. Smith Visitor Center

Identify fall blooming hydrangeas and grasses.

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Fall Bird Migration: Creating a Rest Stop for Migrating Birds
Saturday September 26, 2015
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Join us for an informative birding workshop presented by local bird enthusiast Herb Lewis as he shares secrets for creating a ‘rest stop’ for migrating birds in your own backyard.

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Calendar

Living Art Bonsai Society Meeting
Tuesday September 1, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Federated Garden Clubs of Huntsville and Madison County Meeting
Wednesday September 2, 2015 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Boeing Education Classroom

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Leaf Mulch loading
Saturday September 5, 2015 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mulch pile east of Garden

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Huntsville Fern Society Meeting
Tuesday September 8, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Master Gardeners of North Alabama Meeting
Thursday September 10, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Murray Hall

Speaker is George Bennett.

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Madison County Beekeepers Society Meeting
Thursday September 10, 2015 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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North Alabama Daylily Society Meeting
Sunday September 13, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

Lee Pickles will be our speaker

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Garden Board of Directors Meeting
Monday September 14, 2015 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Murray Hall

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Gourd Patch Meeting
Tuesday September 15, 2015 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Garden Guild Meeting
Wednesday September 16, 2015 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Nichols Arbor

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North Alabama Mushroom Society Meeting
Thursday September 17, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Leaf Mulch loading
Saturday September 19, 2015 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mulch pile east of Garden

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Heart of Dixie Orchid Society Meeting
Monday September 21, 2015 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Huntsville Herb Society Meeting
Thursday September 24, 2015 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Hosta Society of North Alabama Meeting
Monday September 28, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Huntsville Native Plant Society Meeting
Tuesday September 29, 2015 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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