Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens has announced its 2016 Board of Directors.
Brian Barr of Brasfield and Gorrie returns for his second term as chair, while Beverly Hoyt assumes the role of chair elect while also serving as chair of operations. Wally Evans serves his first term as treasurer and Paul Jones returns for his second term as secretary. John Miller serves as chair of development, while Charles Goodrich serves as chair of governance and John Smith T serves as chair of education. J. Turner Inscoe is the chair of government relations and B. Hanson Slaughter continues to serve as past-president.
There are six new members for 2016: Norm Davis of Trufund Financial Services, Chris Hastings of Hot & Hot Fish Club, Peyton King formerly of Elegant Earth, Lee McLemore of Country Club of Birmingham, Randall Woodfin, Assistant City Attorney for the City of Birmingham, and Junior Board Chair Laura McCraney.
Six 2015 board members will rotate off: Mary Boehm, Maggie Brooke, Elizabeth Broughton, 2015 Junior Board Chair Amanda Foshee, Clarke Gillespy and Scott Walton, who had served as treasurer for the Board of Directors since 2007.
Completing the 2016 Birmingham Botanical Gardens Board of Directors are: Cathy Adams, Craig Beatty, Chris Boles, Emily Bowron, John Hudson, III, John C. Hurst, Jr., Bill Ireland, Elizabeth Jernigan, Carl Jones, Natalie Kelly and Katie Baker Lasker.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama’s largest living museum with more than 12,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens’ 67.5 acres contains more than 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 Japanese Gardens with a traditionally crafted tea house. Education programs run year round and more than 10,000 school children enjoy free science-curriculum based field trips annually. The Gardens is open daily, offering free admission to more than 350,000 yearly visitors.