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We maintain the Fern Glade at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. It's the coolest, shadiest, greenest place in Huntsville! Come and sit a while.

Come To The Fern Glade For Bonus

Come to the Fern Glade NOW for a wonderful BONUS.  It's not too late.  As of September 15,  the Cardinal Flowers (Lobelia Cardinalis) are still in bloom in the low areas of the slough at the eastern edge of the Glade.      In the picture below (taken September 14), a hummingbird is taking a sip.  Can you see it? Look again.  Now can you see it? And if you look closely, you may also see a Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitic, an unfortunate name based on its onetime … [Read More...]

Annual Fern Sale

Annual Fern Sale: Don’t miss Huntsville Fern Society’s biggest event of the year!  Our 23rd annual Festival and Sale will be held from 9:00am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 4, 2016.  We will be offering over 40 varieties of Hardy Ferns and Fern Allies.  Selections range from well-known natives to other popular North American, Asian and European varieties.  Also offered are new varieties never before available at any of our 21 previous Sales.  We publish a list of the varieties a few weeks prior to … [Read More...]

Our Purpose

is to keep the Fern Glade in the Huntsville Botanical Garden thriving and inviting. We think it is the coolest, shadiest green space in all of the Garden! Come visit and experience the glade for yourself! It is approximately one acre of serene green with a hear-round stream, a gazebo to relax in and trails alongside ferns of all sizes and shapes…over 150 varieties in all.

We maintain the Fern Glade

by working together in the Glade each Wednesday morning during the growing season. We plant, weed, prune, water and weed again. We do whatever it takes to keep the glade looking neat and fresh and, at the same time, socialize with our friends. We've solved many a world problem in the Glade. New volunteers are always welcome. Come and learn!