One of our favorite outdoor spaces is reopening Saturday, May 9. The Huntsville Botanical Garden will have a limited opening for Garden members earlier in the week and open to the general public Saturday.
“Particularly in times of stress, the restorative effects of spending time in nature can provide a much- needed break for children and adults alike,” says Sue Wagner, the Garden’s Chief Executive Officer. “With measures in place to help keep our community healthy, we are delighted to be safely reopening the Garden, and we look forward to serving as a place of physical and mental well-being for the community.”
Visiting the Garden & Social Distancing
The Garden has implemented several new safety measures in order to be in accordance with both CDC and Alabama Department of Health guidelines. This means visitors should expect a few changes when they next visit.
- Pre-purchased tickets are required. To ensure that there are not too many people at one time, admissions will be controlled through timed tickets and must be reserved online.
- Guests should plan to bring their own hand sanitizer, face masks, water, and snacks (these will not be available at the Garden). They should also be prepared to carry out their own trash.
- The Guest Center will have touchless entry (there will be instructional signs) and guests will be asked to scan their own tickets at the admissions desk.
- Certain areas of the Garden remain temporarily closed, including the Children’s Garden, Nature Center, and Butterfly House.
During their visit, guests should practice social distancing and not gather in groups. A full list of guidelines can be found hsvbg.org/visit.
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