For Labor Day we wanted an activity that was, well "labor" free, so we hoped in the car and headed to 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 Japanese Gardens with a traditionally crafted tea house.
And what sweetens the deal to the gardens, it's free! I thought I would invite you to come along with me ( as well as Big Daddy, Sister Sledge and J Smooth) as we explored the gardens. Hope you wore your walking shoes ;)
Ahhh! What a beautiful day to be in the sunshine! I hope you enjoyed the trip as much as I did.
I do want to make mention of an event that will be coming soon to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, it is called "Southern Turkey Tales, Greens and Get Togethers" and features treasured storytellers, Dolores Hydock and (hold your breathe) the incredible and legendary Kathryn Tucker Windham.
Last year I attempted to purchase tickets last minute and didn't get to attend. I hear that the general admission show (limited seating) sells out quickly, so if you are interested I would advise you to purchase your tickets NOW, like I did. I will NOT miss this year! The show (held in the lecture hall) is scheduled for Sunday, November 7, 2-4 p.m. and cost is $25.00 per ticket.
A DEAL to listen as Ms. Windham shares her memories and tales with her captive audience. The tales will consist of basically southernisms, and will be weaved with such a painted vision of words you will marvel at her artistry. Did I mention, you really should attend!
To purchase your tickets please visit:
http://www.bbgardens.org/ or call 205.414.3958
Tags: Outdoor Wednesday with Susan: A Southern Daydreamer
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