Events

Monthly Calendar

April 25, 2015 - May 23, 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

Huntsville Blooms
Sunday March 15, 2015 - Thursday April 30, 2015

Our beautiful outdoor spaces take center stage during March and April. Spring-blooming trees, shrubs, and perennials are highlighted by colorful bulbs and special flowering displays. Welcoming French Flower Market-inspired displays include wooden flats of spring flowers, a
bicycle, and baskets of blooms. New activities and old favorites are being planned.

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Nature Connects: Art With LEGO® Bricks
Friday April 24, 2015 - Sunday July 26, 2015

Sculptures built by Sean Kenney with LEGO® bricks on display in the Garden.

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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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Events

Nature Connects Book Signing
Saturday April 25, 2015 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Shoppe at the Garden

Have your Sean Kenney book autographed; books will be available for purchase.

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Derby, Hats & Hospitality: Southern Entertaining With Style
Thursday April 30, 2015 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Nichols Arbor

Calling all Ladies! Grab your most fabulous hat and come to the Garden for our third annual Spring Luncheon, featuring an exciting program and luncheon with the talented James Farmer!

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Family Campout in the Garden & The LEGO® Movie
Friday May 1, 2015 5:00 pm - Saturday May 2, 2015 8:00 am
Dogwood Grove

Campout activities include a hot dog dinner and a night hike to the Boeing-Toyota Amphitheater for an outdoor movie, followed by a fun night sleeping under the stars!

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The LEGO® Movie
Friday May 1, 2015 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Boeing-Toyota Amphitheatre

Bring the family to the Garden to enjoy The LEGO® Movie at the Amphitheater.

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Purdy Butterfly House Season Opening Celebration & Children’s Activities
Saturday May 2, 2015 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Purdy Butterfly House/Anderson Education Center Classroom

Celebrate the official seasonal Grand Opening of the Purdy Butterfly House with special activities for you and your families.

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Huntsville Herb Society Herb Fest
Saturday May 9, 2015 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Herb Garden

The Huntsville Herb Society invites you to visit the Herb Garden for special activities involving herbs.

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Mother's Day Lunch & Butterfly Release
Sunday May 10, 2015
Anderson Education Center and Purdy Butterfly House

Catered lunch, gift bags and butterfly release into our open aired butterfly house; seatings at 12:30-1:15 p.m., 1:30-2:15 p.m.

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The Gardens of London Tour!
Friday May 15, 2015 - Friday May 22, 2015

Enjoy an 8-day tour of the London featuring the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show.

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Hosta Sale and Demonstration
Saturday May 16, 2015 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Murray Hall parking lot

The Hosta Society of North Alabama invites you to a hosta sale and demonstration.

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Camps and Classes

Creative Construction Class, Ages 6-9
Saturday April 25, 2015 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Build connections between the natural world and LEGO® Bricks. Topic: The American Bison

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Creative Construction Class, Ages 10-14
Saturday April 25, 2015 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Build connections between the natural world and LEGO® Bricks. Topic: Pollinators, including Butterflies, Bees and Birds

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Nature Connects Lego® Brick Build Areas
Saturday April 25, 2015
Boeing Education Classroom/The Gallery Race Track

Two creative build areas provide a fun, interactive activity. Our build area theme is "Play and Let it Stay!"

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Creative Construction Class, Ages 10-14
Sunday April 26, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Build connections between the natural world and LEGO® Bricks. Topic: Eastern Cottontail Rabbit

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Nature Connects Lego® Brick Build Areas
Sunday April 26, 2015
Boeing Education Classroom/The Gallery Race Track

Two creative build areas provide a fun, interactive activity. Our build area theme is "Play and Let it Stay!"

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Nature Connects Lego® Brick Build Areas
Saturday May 2, 2015
Boeing Education Classroom/The Gallery Race Track

Two creative build areas provide a fun, interactive activity. Our build area theme is "Play and Let it Stay!"

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Nature Connects Lego® Brick Build Areas
Sunday May 3, 2015
Boeing Education Classroom/The Gallery Race Track

Two creative build areas provide a fun, interactive activity. Our build area theme is "Play and Let it Stay!"

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Nature Connects Lego® Brick Build Areas
Saturday May 9, 2015
Boeing Education Classroom/The Gallery Race Track

Two creative build areas provide a fun, interactive activity. Our build area theme is "Play and Let it Stay!"

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Nature Connects Lego® Brick Build Areas
Sunday May 10, 2015
Boeing Education Classroom/The Gallery Race Track

Two creative build areas provide a fun, interactive activity. Our build area theme is "Play and Let it Stay!"

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Nature Connects Lego® Brick Build Areas
Saturday May 16, 2015
Boeing Education Classroom/The Gallery Race Track

Two creative build areas provide a fun, interactive activity. Our build area theme is "Play and Let it Stay!"

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Nature Connects Lego® Brick Build Areas
Sunday May 17, 2015
Boeing Education Classroom/The Gallery Race Track

Two creative build areas provide a fun, interactive activity. Our build area theme is "Play and Let it Stay!"

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Nature Connects Lego® Brick Build Areas
Saturday May 23, 2015
Boeing Education Classroom/The Gallery Race Track

Two creative build areas provide a fun, interactive activity. Our build area theme is "Play and Let it Stay!"

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Creative Construction Class, Ages 6-9
Saturday May 23, 2015 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Build connections between the natural world and LEGO® Bricks. This is a make and take class.

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Creative Construction Class, Ages 10-14
Saturday May 23, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Build connections between the natural world and LEGO® Bricks. This is a make and take class.

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Adult Classes

Pollinator Series
Sunday May 17, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Calendar

Hosta Society of North Alabama Meeting
Monday April 27, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Huntsville Wildflower Society Meeting
Tuesday April 28, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

There will be a social from 6:00-6:30 pm. It will be a pot luck snack – bring in your favorite snack! The business meeting will be from 6:30-7:30 pm.

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Leaf Mulch loading
Saturday May 2, 2015 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mulch pile east of Garden

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Living Art Bonsai Society Meeting
Tuesday May 5, 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 May 6, 2015 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Boeing Education Classroom

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North Alabama Daylily Society Meeting
Sunday May 10, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

The May meeting will be a planning session.

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

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Huntsville Fern Society Meeting
Tuesday May 12, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Master Gardeners of North Alabama Meeting
Thursday May 14, 2015 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Murray Hall

Speaker: Amber Young

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Madison County Beekeepers Society Meeting
Thursday May 14, 2015 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Leaf Mulch loading
Saturday May 16, 2015 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mulch pile east of Garden

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Heart of Dixie Orchid Society Meeting
Monday May 18, 2015 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Gourd Patch Meeting
Tuesday May 19, 2015 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Garden Guild Meeting
Wednesday May 20, 2015 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Nichols Arbor

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North Alabama Mushroom Society Meeting
Thursday May 21, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom