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48th Annual Member Celebration

Friday, January 25th, 2013

(Emily Bowron, Bill Bowron, Frieda Murfee, Frances Wheelock, George Wheelock)

48th Annual Member Celebration

On Thursday, January 24, Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens held its 48th Annual Member Celebration at the Garden Center. More than 150 members and staff gathered in Strange Auditorium for drinks and hors d’oeuvres catered by Savoie Catering. The festivities moved to the Linn-Henley Lecture Hall for the evening’s featured speaker, Kerry Smith. Smith, the State Master Gardener Coordinator for Alabama Cooperative Extension System (A.C.E.S.) led a talk titled “Your A.C.E.S. in the Hole,” a discussion about the unique relationship between Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Alabama Cooperative Extension System, which houses a satellite office at the Garden Center. 

Martha Espy, Fred Spicer, Peggy Bonfield, Orrin Ford, Valerie Abbott

Annette Drummonds, Pat Cosgrove, Bethany O’Rear, Joann Wissinger

Tricia Noble, Alleen Cater, Chris Boles

Orrin Ford, Peggy Bonfield

Coquette Barnes, Tommy Amason, Yates Amason, Bill Barnes

Alpha Goings, Betsy Gresham, Louise Walton

Fletcher Harvey, Roger Clarke, Susan Jackson, Kerry Smith

Nina Miranda, Anita Dark, Bonnie McDonald

Mary Williamson, Lex Williamson

Jeanie Sherlock, Scott Walton, Kelley Walton

Katy Eldridge, Jamey Eldridge

Janet Taylor, Jerry Taylor

Rotary International President Kalyan Banerjee Visits The Gardens

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Pictured, L to R: Susan Jackson (Executive Director, Rotary Club of Birmingham), Dr. Farah Sultan, Fred Spicer (Executive Director, Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens), Kalyan Banerjee (President, Rotary International), Mrs. Binota Banerjee, Dr. Sanjay Singh, Kate Nielson, Henry Hughes

On September 14, Birmingham Rotarians welcomed Rotary International President Kalyan Banerjee to the Magic City. The group stopped at The Gardens to ring the Friendship Bell with Executive Director Fred Spicer.

FBI Perennial Group Receives Gifts

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Here is a photo of the FBI Perennial group taken Thursday with many of the gifts given to the potting shed by Fay Ireland.  (Wheelbarrows, trugs, rolling carts, cabinets, giant fan-hidden).  Those in the photo from left to right – Maura Horton, Sue Stinson, Janet Taylor, Linda Grissom, Susan Jackson, Juanita Smith, Craig Christopher, Kaye Carlisle, Lynn Taylor, Pam Holby photo by Susan Colvin.  Thank you Fay!

If you would like to volunteer with the FBI Perennial Group, or learn more about any of our other volunteer opportunities at The Gardens, contact Mary-Bestor Grant at  205.414.3962 or