The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ largest annual plant sale fundraiser returns this year to Brookwood Village on April 15 – 17. Guests can purchase selections from more than 100,000 plants, many of which have been nurtured by volunteers at The Gardens. In 2015, the annual fundraiser drew more than 7,000 plant enthusiasts to the sale.
The Spring Plant Sale also aims to support The Gardens’ mission of promoting public knowledge and appreciation of plants, gardens, and the natural environment while also providing consumers with seasonally appropriate planting advice from experts and an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause.
The public sale will be held Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 – 3 p.m. Admission to the public sale is free. Numerous opportunities to volunteer are available and can be found at www.bbgardens.org/
Two separate events kick off the sale on Thursday night. The Preview Party provides guests a chance to shop early and enjoy great wine and food provided by Brio Tuscan Grille. Admission to the Preview Party is $45 in advance and $50 at the door and takes place from 5 – 6:30 p.m. The second event is exclusively for Members of The Gardens. The Members-Only Sale is free to members of The Gardens from 6:30 –8:30 p.m. and provides early access to shopping while offering light refreshments. Memberships can be purchased online prior to the sale or at the door.
Spring Plant Sale Schedule of Events
Thursday, April 14
Preview Party: 5 – 6:30 p.m.
($45 in advance, $50 at the door)
Members-Only Sale: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, April 15
Public Sale: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Free)
Saturday, April 16
Public Sale: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Free)
Sunday, April 17
Public Sale: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Free)
The Brookwood Village address is 780 Brookwood Village, Birmingham, AL 35209. The Sale’s site is in the upper Macy’s parking lot.