Events

Monthly Calendar

September 1, 2014 - September 29, 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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Family Camp Out with Owl Show
Friday September 5, 2014 5:30 pm - Saturday September 6, 2014 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 5, 2014 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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Fresh from the Garden
Friday September 12, 2014
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 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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Camps and Classes

Seeds to Sprouts: Yummy Yellow
Friday September 12, 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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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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Adult Classes

Landscape for Life: The Role of Soil in a Sustainable Garden
Thursday September 4, 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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Landscape for Life: The Role of Water in a Sustainable Garden
Thursday September 11, 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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Fall Bird MIgration
Saturday September 13, 2014 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boeing Education 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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Japanese Garden Design, Part I
Sunday September 14, 2014 2:00 am - 3:30 am
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Learn principles of Japanese garden design.

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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 II
Sunday September 21, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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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 III
Sunday September 28, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

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Calendar

Living Art Bonsai Society Meeting
Tuesday September 2, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

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Federated Garden Clubs of Huntsville and Madison County Meeting
Wednesday September 3, 2014 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Boeing Education Classroom

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Leaf Mulch loading
Saturday September 6, 2014 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mulch pile east of Garden

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Garden Board of Directors Meeting
Monday September 8, 2014 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Murray Hall

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

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Master Gardeners of North Alabama Meeting
Thursday September 11, 2014 4:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Murray Hall

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Madison County Beekeepers Society Meeting
Thursday September 11, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

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North Alabama Daylily Society Meeting
Sunday September 14, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

Harvey Cotten will speak on native plants and invasive plants in your garden

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Heart of Dixie Orchid Society Meeting
Monday September 15, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Boeing Education Classroom

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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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