Posts Tagged ‘The Library’

Art Gallery Opening: September 23

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Art Opening Set for Friday, September 23

The Alabama Designer Craft Guild will hold a formal opening for its gallery on September 23. Displaying artists include:

Ethel Owen, Molly Voigt, Jill Marlar, Nancy Hammond, Lynn Marino, Allison Bohorfoush, Barbarann Beckett Gaines, Anne Moore, Celia Okelley, Mimi Boston, Robin Jackson, Druscilla Defalque, Daphne Grable, Adam Snyder, Robert Taylor, Jayne Harrison

From 5:30-7:30, we will celebrate their works in The Library with an Opening Reception. Unique local art will be available for purchase at the event. Below are some photos of the pieces currently featured in this gallery:


Thyme to Read Book Review for August

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

by Hope Long, Director of The Library at The Gardens

Lin Wellford’s Painted Garden Art Anyone Can Do

Ok, so it is not actually a ‘new’ book (2007) but it is oh so cute!  Lin Wellford has been writing books for years about painting rocks, but this one is by far the most fun for your garden.   She takes the regular rocks, blocks, borders and stones that you can find at any home garden center and turns them into fish, alligators, iguanas, caterpillars,  elephants, flowers, turtles and many other things as well.  My favorite is the fish pond, all the beauty and none of the maintenance.  One of the best features of this book is how easy it is to follow her directions and do it yourself.  She gives step-by-step instructions and even has stencils in the back of the book.  So if you want to jazz up your yard or garden come by the The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens and check it out.

The Library at The Gardens is open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Click here to learn more about how you can participate in the Thyme to Read book club, exploring the larget horticulture library in the nation or email Hope Long at or call 205-414-3931.

Free Movie at The Gardens: Queen of the Sun

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Sponsored by the Jefferson County Beekeepers Association

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

6:30 pm – Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Lecture Hall

~~ Free to the public / suitable for all ages ~~

“In 1923, Rudolf Steiner, a scientist, philosopher, and social innovator, predicted that in 80 to 100 years honeybees would collapse.”
Did his prediction come true with Colony Collapse Disorder, in which bees disappeared from their hives in mass numbers with no clear single explanation?  The award winning film “Queen of the Sun:  What Are the Bees Telling Us?” looks at the global bee crisis from the perspectives of beekeepers, scientists, farmers and philosophers.  Please join us.

For more information, email

or call Sallie Lee @ (205) 879-6964 x11

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