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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

Andrea Wulf Speaks to Sold-Out Crowd at 14th Annual Spencer Lecture

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

(Pictured, L to R: Murray Spencer South, Nancy Spencer Smith, Fred Spicer, Andrea Wulf)

The 14th Annual Spencer Lecture was held in the Linn-Henley Lecture Hall at Birmingham Botanical Gardens on March 8. New York Times best-selling author, Andrea Wulf, spoke to a capacity crowd of more than 250 people after signing copies of her book, Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature and the Shaping of the American Nation. After guests were treated to the London native’s beautifully illustrated talk, they were treated to a reception in the Hodges Room.

(Archie Blackmon, Linda Blackmon)

(Katherine Bishop, Billy Bishop)

(June Mays, Helen Harmon)

(Alicia Hall, Ken Hall)