The Sterne Agee First Look Party launched Birmingham Botanical Gardens sixth annual Antiques at The Gardens on Thursday, October 6. Hundreds of garden and antiques enthusiasts gathered for the black-tie affair catered by Kathy G.’s Asian-inspired menu featuring a stir-fry chef, a sushi menu and more. Board President, Henry B. Ray, Jr., toasted the event’s honorary chair, Frances Dean Blount, for her remarkable contributions to The Gardens. Attendees had an opportunity to purchase from dozens of antiques dealers which have taken over The Gardens until Sunday.
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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