Because plants have long been jealous of our ability to live indoors, they attempt to infiltrate our finest mansions and universities by slowly climbing stony facades. Witness lavish interior trinkets turn the tables with today's Groupon to Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Admission to the gardens is free. Choose from the following options:
- For $27, you get a young-professional-couple membership (a $55 value).
- For $20, you get a young-professional membership (a $40 value).
- For $12, you get a student membership (a $25 value).
Birmingham Botanical Gardens' renowned chlorophyll cache spans 67.5 lush, verdant acres and more than 25 thematic gardens, with the sweet floral fragrances wafting even farther. Plant your nose in the thick of it by snagging one of the garden's memberships, which awards participants with a slew of benefits, including members-only classes and 10% off at the Leaf & Petal gift shop and The Gardens Cafe. Members also enjoy reciprocal privileges at more than 180 different botanical gardens nationwide and free admission to events such as Cocktails in the Gardens, during which you can rub elbows with photosynthesizing friends while soaking up live music, libations, and an abundance of oxygen.
This Groupon is only valid for these three new membership offerings and not other memberships offered by the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
More than 12,000 different plants line the meandering paths of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Spread across its 67.5 acres and more than 25 gardens are 30+ works of outdoor sculptures on display, making it one of the largest collections of public horticulture in the US. Between walks in the gardens, guests can relax in a Japanese garden with a traditional teahouse, and kids can opt into one of the educational programs to understand the science behind botany.
The botanical gardens also host events year round, such as antique shows, plant sales, and cocktail parties, so that the plants don't get bored and fall asleep. Additionally, the lecture series brings in big names and novelists to discuss their trade and put on shows for the garden's visitors.