Posts Tagged ‘Elna Brendel’

Member’s Day Trip Travels to Lake Martin

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Member’s Day Trip Travels to Lake Martin

On May 11, members of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens traveled to Jim Scott’s private garden at Lake Martin in Dadeville, Ala. Nearly 60 people traveled by bus from Birmingham to the sprawling lakefront property, stopping at SpringHouse restaurant to dine and completing the day with a tour of Morgan Creek Vineyards. The annual trip is offered to members of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens to fulfill The Gardens’ mission of educating the public about plants and as gratitude for the loyal support received by members in accomplishing this mission.

(Sue Ellen Lucas, Jeannie Curtis)

(Tina Johnson, Ellen Johnson, Carolyn Johnson, Shirley Johnson, Merilyn Hughes)

(Sallie Johnson, Elna Brendel)

(Liz Alosi, Martha Alosi)

Arrington Plant Adventure Zone Breaks Ground

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Pictured, L to R: Fred Spicer (Executive Director, Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens), Melvin Miller (Director, Birmingham Park and Recreation Board), Councilor Valerie Abbott (City of Birmingham, District 3), Mayor Richard Arrington, Jr., Mayor Bernard Kincaid, Chuck Fausch (Mayor’s Chief of Staff), Henry B. Ray, Jr. (President, Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Board)

Arrington Plant Adventure Zone Groundbreaking

On September 9, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Arrington Plant Adventure Zone, the new home for its Horticultural Therapy program. Former Mayors Richard Arrington, Jr. and Bernard Kincaid joined other Birmingham dignitaries before an invited crowd of more than 60 people. Refreshments were served to those in attendace at a reception following the ceremony. With expected completion in the Spring of 2012, the Arrington Plant Adventure Zone will serve as the new home for Alabama’s first Horticultural Therapy program.

Mayors Richard Arrington and Bernard Kincaid welcome guests to the Arrington Plant Adventure Zone

 

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Executive Director Fred Spicer begins the ceremony

Birmingham Park and Recreation Board Commissioner Larry D. Cockrell offers the invocation

Councilor Valerie Abbott (City of Birmingham, District 3) offers remarks on the proud attractions of her district

Mayor Bernard Kincaid addresses the crowd

Mayor Richard Arrington addresses the crowd

Joey Sheehan of Grayson Restoration and Joel Eliason of Nimrod, Long & Associates

Fred Spicer reviews the Arrington Plant Adventure Zone blueprint with Mayor Arrington at the reception

Mayor Richard Arrington, Jr. and Mayor Bernard Kincaid

Fred Spicer and Mayor Richard Arrington, Jr.

Alleen Cater, Elna Brendel, Winyss Shepard, Helen Mills, Lucy Thompson

Melvin Miller, Kevin Arrington, Justin Arrington

Stanley Robinson, Tommy and Yates Amason

Bernard Kincaid and Larry Cockrell