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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.

Fern Sale Is Coming!

Our Annual Fern Sale will be held this year on May 31, 2014 from 9am to 3pm in the Fern Glade at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. The Festival features an extensive … [Read More...]

Our Purpose

is to keep the Fern Glade in the Huntsville Botanical Garden growing and thriving. We think it is the coolest, shadiest green space in all of Huntsville! Come visit and experience the glade for yourself! It is approximately one acre of serene green with a stream, gazebo and trails alongside ferns of all sizes and shapes…over 170 varieties in all.

We maintain the Fern Glade

by working together in the Glade each Wednesday morning during the growing season. We plant, we weed, we prune, we water, we weed again and generally do whatever it takes to keep the glade looking cool and fresh. New volunteers are always welcome. Come and learn!

The Fern Festival and Sale

is our biggest annual event. Held this year on Saturday, May 31, 2014, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. We usually have over 40 different varieties of ferns...all suitable for outdoor gardens in Northern Alabama. At the sale, knowledgeable members will be on hand to provide advice on fern selections along with planting and growing information.