Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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United States of America - Alabama - Birmingham

Institution Code: BBG

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 10,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains 25+ unique gardens, 30+ works of original outdoor sculpture and miles of serene paths.

The Gardens features the largest public horticulture library in the U.S., conservatories, a wildflower garden, two rose gardens, the Southern Living garden, and a Japanese garden with a traditionally crafted tea house. Education programs run year round and over 11,000 school children enjoy free science-curriculum based field trips annually.

Main Address:
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
2612 Lane Park Road
Alabama 35223 United States of America

Telephone: (205) 414-3903
Fax: (205) 414-3906
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Tom Underwood, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: John Manion, Curator
    Plant Records Officer's Name: James Horton, Director of Horticulture
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number:
    Educational Staff Number: 4
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 1964
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 28 Hectares
    Latitude: 33.4890720
    Longitude: -86.7743630
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 5100
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 350000

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Polypodiaceae (56 spp., 74 taxa), Orchidaceae (78 spp., 391 taxa), Hemerocallis (640 taxa), Rosa (16 taxa), Rhododendron (36 spp., 234 taxa), Iris (20 spp., 245 taxa), Camellia (13 spp., 220 taxa), Hosta (15 spp., 119 taxa), Cornus, cacti & succulents, Ma

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes