Huntsville Botanical Garden
Frequent kid-friendly attractions like light shows at Christmas or the Scarecrows at Halloween not to mention recent spring/summer shows like “Bugs” and “Tremendous Treehouses” make this a great place to take children of varying ages. This is also one of the prettiest spots in Huntsville to just take the kids and let them run and play. The Children’s Garden/Nature Center/Butterfly House is my personal favorite area of the garden but there are plenty of shady spots to picnic and enjoy the scenery. All of which make membership ($70 annual per family) certainly worth the price.
The Garden is also a wonderful resource for families who are homeschooling, looking for summer activities or just have young children still at home. Their new Seeds to Sprouts program is for children ages 2-5. Children enjoy stories, lessons, hands-on activities and guided tours of the garden areas. It is offered at 10 a.m. on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. Fee is $8 per child and parents are free with membership or Garden admission.
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Great shout out for the garden & myself.
With Fall approaching this is a great time to visit. I am a member and the artist who re-designed the interior of the Dogwood Diner treehouse earlier this year.
Unfortunately my treehouse doesn’t have a water feature and is a little hidden. It is located at the back of the garden across from the Memorial Garden. I hope you and your families stop by the next time you visit the gardens (it’s nice and shady!)