Huntsville Living
The Huntsville Botanical Garden is a valuable community resource for

education, recreation and entertainment. Its beautiful, 112-acre

garden is open to the public year-round with a unique blending of

the traditional botanical garden with asthetic heritage of our region

and the conservation of our natural resources.

Special events are held throughout the year including the Spring

Festival of Flowers and the winter Galaxy of Lights.


Photo courtesy of Ann Bjerring Ravn Weis
In order to peak your interest, we have included below brief descriptions of some of the most spectacular features of the Huntsville Botanical Garden. If you would like to learn more about many additional areas of the garden or about their events, tours or educational programs, please visit the Huntsville Botanical Garden's website.


Nature Center
Among the waterfall, ponds, streams and flowering plants within the 9000 sq. ft., indoor Nature Center, visitors may encounter thousands of butterflies, frogs, button quail, turtles and other small, native critters. This structure houses the nation's largest open-aired butterfly house!
 
Dogwood Trail

This Alabama Native Tree Project consists of a trail which winds through the wooded area of a natural forest. this natural habitat hosts several species of dogwood trees as well as other plants including azaleas, hostas and camellias.  

Van Valkenburgh Daylily Garden

From May through June, the Daylily garden puts on a stunning show of approximately 800 cultivars of daylilies. Divisions from this garden are potted and offered for sale each year at the anual sale each September.
Garden of Hope

This garden offers an opportunity for Cancer patients and their families to express their emotions through landscaping artistry. Benches provide places for quiet contemplation within this colorful garden.

Mathew's Nature Trail

While on the nature trail, visitors walk along the edge of a creek through a typical southeastern lowland forest. In addition to the ferns, red maples, and sweet gum, this forest includes year-round color from flowering plants growing within.


Huntsville Botanical Garden Hours:
 
April through September
Monday-Saturday ......
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday..................... 9:00 am – dusk
Sunday....................... 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

October through March

Monday-Saturday ...... 
9:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Sunday....................... 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm



Admission Fees

 

Members: Free 
Children 2 and under: Free 
Adults: $12.00 Children 3-18: $8.00
Seniors (55+): $10.00 Military Personnel/ Student (with ID): $10.00

Sales tax will be added to all admission fees.



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