Since 1962, Birmingham Botanical Gardens has welcomed visitors from across the region and around the world to explore the Gardens’ botanical treasures; enjoy nature; connect with friends and family; and learn about plants, gardening, and the environment. Located in one of the nation’s most biodiverse areas, the Gardens’ nearly 70 acres contain more than 12,000 plants showcased in 28 gardens inspired by culture, nature, and collections. Feature garden spaces range from the Japanese Garden to the Kaul Wildflower Garden to the historical Conservatory to the Dunn Formal Rose Garden. The 65,000-square-foot Garden Center offers classrooms, meeting facilities, a gift shop, restaurant, and the Library at the Gardens. A facility of the Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, the Gardens is the result of a successful public/private partnership between the City of Birmingham and the nonprofit Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, a mission-driven membership organization that seeks to protect, nurture, and share the wonders of the Gardens.