Events

Monthly Calendar

September 16, 2014 - October 14, 2014

“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
Thursday May 1, 2014 - Tuesday September 30, 2014

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
Saturday August 30, 2014 - Friday October 31, 2014
Throughout the Garden

Fall means scarecrows at the Garden, as well as weekend hayrides and our Sorghum Maze.

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Events

Wade Wharton Exhibit
Friday March 1, 2013 - Friday October 31, 2014
Throughout the Garden

Mr. Wharton’s artwork is made from ‘found’ metal pieces such as shovels, rototiller blades, springs, and tools, welded into whimsical objects.

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Fidos after 5
Thursday August 7, 2014 - Thursday September 25, 2014
In the Garden

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

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Daylily Sale
Thursday September 18, 2014 - Saturday September 20, 2014
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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Girls Night Out: Portraitures
Friday September 19, 2014 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Grab your best girlfriend and head to the Garden for an evening of fun and creativity. Make a craft and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres

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Annual Members' Meeting and Dinner
Tuesday September 23, 2014 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nichols Arbor & Grisham Pavilion

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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Girls Night Out: Natural Fall Wreaths
Friday September 26, 2014 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Nichols Arbor

Grab your best girlfriend and head to the Garden for an evening of fun and creativity. Make a natural fall wreath and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres

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Volksmarch Flora Fitness Walk
Saturday September 27, 2014 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Boeing-Toyota Amphitheatre

Choose your course for a beautiful, festive guided walk through the Garden and the Purdy Butterfly House.

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Monarch Watch Butterfly Tag and Release
Saturday September 27, 2014
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Join us and the Monarch Watch organization as we tag and release Monarch butterflies into the wild.

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Huntsville Herb Society Herb Fair
Saturday October 4, 2014 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Murray Hall

The Huntsville Herb Society will have lots of herb-flavored and herb-scented offerings, as well as hand-crafted items for adorning your home and garden.

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Fabulous Fall Festival
Monday October 6, 2014 - Friday October 10, 2014

All week long there will be special activities, games and crafts for the kids in the Anderson Education Center or Children’s Garden, weather permitting.

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Fall Plant Sale
Saturday October 11, 2014 - Sunday October 12, 2014
Grisham Pavilion

"Planting Roots for a Bright Tomorrow!" Saturday, 9 am-5 pm, and Sunday, 12-4 pm

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Camps and Classes

Seeds to Sprouts: Gorgeous Green
Friday September 26, 2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Boeing Education 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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Once Upon a Thyme Fall Break Camp
Monday October 6, 2014 - Friday October 10, 2014
Anderson Education Center

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Seeds to Sprouts: Bold Blue
Friday October 10, 2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Boeing Education 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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Adult Classes

YOUtopia Lunch & Learn Geothermal Heating, Cooling & Hot Water for Residences
Thursday September 18, 2014 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

Learn more about residential applications for geothermal heating, cooling and hot water

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Landscape for Life: Successful Water Practices and the Role of Plants in a Sustainable Garden
Thursday September 18, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Landscape For Life shows you how to work with nature in your garden no matter where you live, whether you garden on a city or suburban lot, a 20-acre farm, or the common area of your condominium.

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Hypertufa Mushroom Seats
Saturday September 20, 2014 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Grisham Pavilion

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Japanese Garden Design, Part I
Sunday September 21, 2014 2:00 am - 3:30 am
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Learn principles of Japanese garden design.

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Plant ID Walk
Sunday September 21, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mark and Linda Smith Patio

Learn to Identify fall blooming trees, shrubs and perennials.

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Landscape for Life: Successful Plant Practices and the Role of Plants in a Sustainable Garden
Thursday September 25, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Landscape For Life shows you how to work with nature in your garden, no matter where you live, whether you garden on a city or suburban lot, a 20-acre farm, or the common area of your condominium.

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Japanese Garden Design, Part II
Sunday September 28, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Part II of the course will include plant and garden ornament identification and selection and details of plant health and soil amendment and supplementation.

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Landscape for Life: Successful Materials Practices and the Role of Plants in a Sustainable Garden
Thursday October 2, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Landscape For Life shows you how to work with nature in your garden, no matter where you live, whether you garden on a city or suburban lot, a 20-acre farm, or the common area of your condominium.

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Japanese Garden Design, Part III
Sunday October 5, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Calendar

Gourd Patch Meeting
Tuesday September 16, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

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Garden Guild Meeting
Wednesday September 17, 2014 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Nichols Arbor

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North Alabama Mushroom Society Meeting
Thursday September 18, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

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Leaf Mulch loading
Saturday September 20, 2014 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mulch pile east of Garden

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Hosta Society of North Alabama Meeting
Monday September 22, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

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Huntsville Herb Society Meeting
Thursday September 25, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

Speaker: Master Herbalist, Phyllis Light

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Member and Volunteer Orientation
Sunday September 28, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Murray Hall

Attend one of the upcoming orientation sessions to learn more about membership benefits and volunteer opportunities and to take a docent-led tour through the Garden.

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Federated Garden Clubs of Huntsville and Madison County Meeting
Wednesday October 1, 2014 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Boeing Education Classroom

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Leaf Mulch Loading
Saturday October 4, 2014 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mulch pile east of Garden

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Living Art Bonsai Society Meeting
Tuesday October 7, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

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Master Gardeners of North Alabama Meeting
Thursday October 9, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Murray Hall

MGNA plant swap

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North Alabama Daylily Society Meeting
Sunday October 12, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

Sandy Holmes will be our speaker

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Garden Board of Directors Meeting
Monday October 13, 2014 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Murray Hall

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Huntsville Fern Society Meeting
Tuesday October 14, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Boeing Education Classroom