Posts Tagged ‘Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens’

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens staff members tour Conservatory renovation project

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens staff members tour Conservatory renovation project

On Friday, Executive Director Fred Spicer took Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens staff members on a hard hat tour of the Conservatory renovation project. The $1.4 million project has begun in earnest with hopes of reopening the Birmingham landmark to the public by Fall. The Conservatory will serve as another site for educational programming, including Discovery Field Trips, The Gardens’ flagship program which has provided a free, curriculum-based science education to nearly 100,000 Birmingham students over the last decade. Check out photos from the tour!

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)