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2013 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Friday, December 6th, 2013

2013 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

On Thursday, Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens launched a yearlong celebration of its 50th Anniversary at its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. Honored at the luncheon were (L to R):

A. Brand Walton, Jr. Unsung Hero Volunteer of the Year: Natalie Lee

Ida C. Burns Volunteer of the Year: Mike Rushing

Plantspeople of the Year: Alicia and Ken Hall

Educator of the Year: Carol Hagood

Our Volunteer Partner of the Year was awarded to the Native Plant Group, pictured below (L to R): Ann Katholi, Janice Williams, Sally Price, Peggy Thompson, Mary Phillips, Gail Snyder, Jan Holliday, Linda Nolan and Anne Parrish.

Executive Director & CEO Fred Spicer, Former Mayor Bernard Kincaid, Councilor Kim Rafferty, Administrative Assistant to the Mayor Charles Long and former Gardens Director Gary Gerlach

Mary Alice and Bill Thurman

Linda and Archie Blackmon

Verna Gates and Carol Ogle

Peggy Thompson and Mary Phillips

Amanda Clark and Margaret Bish

Membership Assistant Rona Walters, Education Activities Specialist Dawn Coleman, Education Coordinator Ellen Hardy

Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator John Manion and Mike Rushing

Conservatory cake created by Pastry Arts

Entertainment provided by Sue Nuckols

Native Plant Group Seeks Volunteers

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Pictured, Left to Right: Peggy Horne, Nancy Nash, Jan Holliday, Betsy Fleenor, Larry Michaelove, Biddy Osbun, Anne Parrish, Bill Burnham, Linda Widner

Native Plants Group Volunteers – WE WANT YOU!

Meeting on Wednesday mornings at 9 am, this group works to produce the thousands of native plants sold at The Gardens’ plant sales. These sales (held in the Spring and Fall) serve as two of the year’s largest fundraisers at The Gardens.

Sessions usually last from 1 ½  to 2 hours. Along the way, we become familiar with a large number of natives and their growing requirements, and enjoy the camaraderie of our fellow gardeners. We meet in the “potting shed” located immediately behind the Conservatory. Our duties change throughout the year, with seed starting, taking cuttings, potting up seedlings and nursery-bought “plugs” and maintaining the plants being our concentration at various times. Other duties include data entry of records, participation in the plant sales, and use of organizational skills. Please wear clothes that are comfortable and that you don’t mind getting dirty. The potting shed tends to be hot in the summer and cool in the winter, so dress accordingly. Volunteers need to be reasonably physically fit to work with this group.

For more information on how you can get involved with The Native Plant Group here at The Gardens, contact Mary-Bestor Grant at 205.414.3962 or

Come go native with us!