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Antiques at The Gardens is Almost Here!

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Above, Kinsey Marable finishes setting up his booth at Antiques at The Gardens. Recently featured in the Birmingham News, Kinsey has designed a library for Oprah Winfrey, among many others. His booth is just inside the Garden Center’s front doors at the bottom of the stairwell.

Kinsey is just one of dozens of exhibitors that have taken over the Garden Center. We’re honored to have a diverse collection for sale this weekend – from Joseph M. Hayes Antiques in Columbus, OH, specializing in fine 18th and 19th-century English and continental furnishings, to Dana Kelly Oriental Rugs from Lexington Kentucky. Village Antiques at Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina to Edward Streckler and Patricia Cobb Antiques from Ann Arbor, Michigan.

See a complete list of the exhibitors on hand here.

The show will first open to the public on Friday at 10 a.m. Purchase your tickets here for just $10. We’re eager to see you!

Photos from Thursday morning preperation:

Discovery Field Trips Welcomes 85,000th Student

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Discovery Field Trips Welcomes 85,000th Student

On Monday, September 19th, Birmingham Botanical Gardens kicked off its 13th school year, educating Birmingham area children through its free, science-based Discovery Field Trips program. First and second grade students from Hemphill Elementary were presented with certificates to commemorate the occassion before Junior League Docents guided groups through the Barber Alabama Woodlands and the George Washington Carver Garden. Crews from CBS 42 and the Birmingham News looked on as children watched birds with Audubon volunteers, searched for animals and watched sweet potatoes and peanuts dug from the ground. Discovery Field Trips will continue throughout the school year. For more information about how your children can take advantage of this educational opportunity, visit

Executive Director Fred Spicer greets students from Hemphill Elementary.

Education Program Coordinator Ellen Hardy tells students and teachers from Hemphill Elementary what to expect.

Fred and Ellen present certificates to Hemphill Elementary teachers to commemorate the arrival of our 85,000th student.