Plan Your Visit

Seasonal Festivals

Beaks and Barks
Saturday January 17, 2015 - Saturday February 28, 2015
In the Garden

Cool winter days during January and February are perfect for getting out of the house and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine in the Garden. Walk the trails in the crisp winter air or play a round of fetch with your dog in the five acre "no leash" zone at the back of the Garden. Check out the extension of the Lewis Birding Trail - don't forget your binoculars. Admission is $1/dog; regular fee for humans.

February 21: Try your hand at being the day’s Top Dog in the Race for Top Dog 5k beginning at 8 am. If you want a little slower pace, you and your pet can join us for the 1 mile Bow Wow Fun Run immediately following the 5k at 9 am.

The Garden is a Birding Hotspot and is included on the North Alabama Birding Trail Map. Visit the Lewis Birding Trail page for a list of bird species sighted at the Garden, a Birding Trail Map, and a photo gallery of birds photographed in the Garden. Grab your binoculars, head out to the Trail and capture a few sightings of your own. Be part of the global Great Backyard Bird Count and enjoy other birding activities.


Events

Hot Dog & Dogs
Saturday February 7, 2015 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Grisham Pavilion

Enjoy lunch with your "best" friend! "Dawg Couture" fashion follows lunch.

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Great Backyard Bird Count
Friday February 13, 2015 9:00 am - Monday February 16, 2015
In the Garden

Take part in a family-friendly, educational activity that is lots of fun and helps your local birds

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Chickin & Pickin: Dinner, Music, & a Movie
Friday February 13, 2015 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Murray Hall

Join us for a chicken dinner, live local music and a private viewing of Ghost Bird.

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Birding Symposium
Saturday February 14, 2015 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Murray Hall & Lewis Birding Trail

This special Birding Symposium features workshop sessions taught by local birding enthusiasts including Herb Lewis, creator of HBG’s Lewis Birding Trail and Brian Naughton, the Garden’s resident Purple Martin expert.

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Young Birder's Day: Live Bird Presentation, Activities, & Lewis Birding Trail Guided Walk
Sunday February 15, 2015 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom & Lewis Birding Trail

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Race for Top Dog and 1-mile Bow Wow Fun Run
Saturday February 21, 2015 8:00 am -
In the Garden

Enjoy the sights at the Garden as you get some exercise at the 5K Race for Top Dog and 1-mile Bow Wow Fun Run.

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