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The Gardens have gone 2.0


Screenshot of the Birmingham Botanical Garden’s blog, The Garden Dirt.

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens have been embracing the world of social media in recent weeks, introducing a Twitter feed, @bbgardens, as well as launching a new blog called The Garden Dirt Blog. In addition, they have a Flickr profile and a fan page on Facebook.

An ever influential virtual influence on people learning about one of the state’s largest natural physical destinations.

Botanical Gardens announce Spring Plant Sale

If you’re looking for a way to unwind after you file that income tax return on April 15 (and based on last year’s site visits for the day, a lot of you will), then you’ll love the fact that the Birmingham Botanical Gardens has just announced that the annual Spring Plant Sale will be starting on April 16 starting with a special preview party that evening.

The event will go through April 19 and is the largest in the state of Alabama with more than 85,000 plants for sale. Last year’s sale raised more than $200,000 for education programs.

Dates after the jump:

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Who’s new on Twitter?

Birmingham’s Twitterverse keeps on growing…

twitter_28Some of the benefits of being on Twitter? Well, if you were following us last week, you would have had a chance to win tickets to opening night of Ain’t Misbehavin’ (congrats again to Michael Mayhew) and had a chance or two to get yourself a Terminal T (BTW, the new store launches – finally- tomorrow morning).

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More lists, always with the lists

The latest list to appear comes from Birmingham, AL based Southern Living. Readers will be able to check out the list of the best places in the South in the January issue – or there is another option.

Jackie Hutcherson over at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch decided to review and share the lists over on Hit the Road, Jack. While we didn’t make the best city list (and FYI – Charleston got top honors there), Homewood made the list of best neighborhoods to shop. Highlands Bar and Grill and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens made lists too; you should hop on over and see which ones.

A look back: May 6


The Japanese Garden at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens opened to the public as part of the Birmingham Festival of Arts Salute to Japan.


Birmingham and Plze?, Czech Republic signed a Sister City agreement in Plze?’s Obradni sin (City Hall).

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Saving our Water, Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Saving our Water offers business leaders, government officials, planners, developers, builders, architects, building owners and interested citizens an excellent opportunity to explore the expanding water needs of the Birmingham region and how to sensibly meet these needs through planning for sustainability, conservation and cooperation.

It’s also a great chance to learn more about the Green Resource Center for Alabama, the organization organizing the event.

Click here to view the flier on their website.

Cost: Free

Birmingham Botanical Gardens
2612 Park Lane Road (directions)

OTM Democratics Healthcare Forum, Birmingham Botanical Gardens

You’re not going to find a better panel than this one to talk about this important issue:

  • Congressman Artur Davis, 7th District, Alabama
  • Terry Kellogg, Executive Vice President & CFO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Dr. Max Michael, Dean of the UAB School of Public Health
  • Dr. Wally Retan, practicing physician and state coordinator of Healthcare For Everyone, the Alabama Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program

The OTM Democrats are inviting you to join them for a lively exchange on the current problems in our nation’s healthcare system and the various solutions being proposed to address them. They hope to

explore the disparity in access to healthcare in the U.S., HR676 (the bill before Congress to create a single payer healthcare system), the positions of the leading presidential candidates, and whether there is enough momentum and support in Congress, industry, and from citizens themselves to bring about meaningful reform.

Linn-Henley Lecture Hall, Birmingham Botanical Gardens
2612 Lane Park Road (directions)