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2014 Annual Member Celebration

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

[Dr. John Floyd, Birmingham District 2 Councilor Kim Rafferty, Birmingham Botanical Gardens Executive Director & CEO Fred Spicer]

2014 Annual Member Celebration

On Thursday, January 23, Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens held its Annual Member Celebration at the Garden Center. Continuing its year-long, 50th anniversary celebration, The Gardens hosted an evening themed as “Looking Back, Growing Forward,” in which it reflected on its rich history and teased a bright future with Executive Director & CEO Fred Spicer.

[Kara Scholl, Shelly Lindstrom, Kristen Murphree]

[Chris Boles (Board Member), Dona Musgrave, Mimi Boston]

[William A. Lalor, Mindy Lalor, Zhaleh McCullers]

[Ed Meadows, Janie Meadows, Andrew J. Noble, Tricia Noble (Past President)]

[Mary Boehm (Board Member), Courtney Pigford, Jay Pigford, Christopher Boehm]

[Charles W. Daniel, Lyndra Daniel]

[Elizabeth Broughton (Board Member), Emily Bowron (Board Member), Leah Hazzard]

Executive Director Fred Spicer and Volunteer Dr. John Floyd to Speak at Alabama Master Gardener Conference in Birmingham

Friday, February 17th, 2012


BIRMINGHAM (February 14, 2012) The Jefferson County Master Gardeners invite all gardening enthusiasts to attend the 2012 Alabama Master Gardener Association Conference as we celebrate “The Magic of Gardening.” We look forward to welcoming gardeners at all levels of experience to “The Magic City” for the 22nd annual conference on March 22-24, 2012. Conference activities will be centered at the Birmingham Marriott on U.S. Highway 280, near shopping and a variety of other attractions.

Pre-conference activities begin on Thursday afternoon with docent-led tours at either Birmingham Botanical Gardens or Aldridge Gardens, a public garden in nearby Hoover. That evening there will be a Welcome Reception and Barbecue dinner at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Activities continue on Friday and Saturday at the Birmingham Marriott. Friday’s keynote speakers include Dr. John Floyd, former editor-in-chief of Southern Living Magazine, and Fred Spicer, executive director of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Attendees will have an opportunity to attend breakout sessions on topics such as native plants, cottage garden design, vermiculture, edible landscaping and vegetable gardening. The Friday evening banquet speaker will be nationally-known storyteller Dolores Hydock. Saturday’s speakers include Robert “Buddy” Lee, developer of the Encore® Azalea, and Paulette Ogard and Sara Bright, authors of “Butterflies of Alabama: Glimpses into Their Lives.” Vendors will offer gardening-related books and wares.

The conference is open to both Master Gardeners and the general public. The full conference schedule and registration forms are available at or by e-mailing