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Member Trip Members-only Class - Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Member Trip Members-only Class - Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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D EVELOPMENT Your Membership Benefits Membership: Great Cause. Great Value. MEMBERS DAY TRIP: Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art Chihuly at Cheekwood and The American Impressionists in the Garden June 22 Join us for a Friends’ Day Trip to Nashville’s Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art on Tuesday, June 22. We will experience the fantastic glass creations of Dale Chihuly in the garden and Cheek mansion, as well as the outstanding exhibition The American Impressionists in the Garden. The cost of the trip is $60/person, which includes Charter Bus transportation, Chihuly at Cheekwood and The American Impressionists in the Garden tickets, lunch at the Pineapple Room Restaurant, and snacks. This trip is open to all members of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Each member will be allowed to bring one non-member on the trip. For more information visit www.bbgardens.org/member-travel.php or contact Shelly McCarty 205.414.3965 or smccarty@bbgardens.org. Payment for trip must be received by June 8, 2010. 2 REMEMBERING SOMEONE SPECIAL We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. – Abraham Lincoln When there seem to be more thorns than blossoms in your life, we invite you to The Gardens to smell the roses, take a walk or learn about plants. We also hope you will remember special moments you may have shared here—a school or family photo, a Sunday stroll, a wedding or a picnic—and consider honoring a loved one or commemorating that occasion with a memorial gift. By investing in The Gardens, either through membership or charitable gifts, you are ensuring that this beautiful place will remain a vital asset of our community and will continue to teach people about nature and the environment. Please contact Olivia Alison about making a gift that will make a difference at 205.414.3961 or oalison@bbgardens.org. Virginia & Bill Spencer with Spencer Lecturer Gordon Hayward & Wife Mary. We mourn the loss of our friend, Bill Spencer; a long-time supporter of The Gardens. Look in the July/August issue for our tribute to Bill.

Treat Your Mother (and Yourself) to... Featuring Seven Stunning Gardens Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Sunday, May 9, Noon – 5 p.m. $25 All-Access Pass or $10 Individual Garden Pass Glorious Gardens returns to Birmingham on Mother's Day weekend, showcasing five residential homes and two public gardens. The biannual event allows ticket-holders intimate views of five private gardens from across the horticultural spectrum, from sprawling ranch-style estate to quaint English garden. Birmingham Southern College's awardwinning Southern Environmental Center (SEC) is also featured, as well as the annual Birmingham Rose Show at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, including the Dunn Formal Rose Garden, which will be at or near its peak bloom. Glorious Gardens not only educates visitors about plants, art, gardening and various aspects of landscape design but also benefits our mission to promote public knowledge and appreciation of plants, gardens and the environment. Tickets may be purchased online at www.bbgardens.org, at Leaf & Petal at The Gardens or at any of the gardens the day of the event. Please visit the website for addresses, images and complete details. Featured Gardens Leslie & Elton Stephens | Shook Hill Road Kim & Peter Weinheimer | Stoningham Drive Catherine & Doug Coltharp | Abingdon Road Joy & Beau Grenier | Altamont Road Pam & Mike Hales | Baxter Circle Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham-Southern College Dunn Formal Rose Garden at Birmingham Botanical Gardens D EVELOPMENT PERENNIAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER DEBUT As you may know, the Perennial Society is composed of the forward-thinking individuals who have made a planned gift to The Gardens. Whether remembering Birmingham Botanical Gardens in their wills, or giving a gift of $10,000 and above to establish an endowment, these visionaries are ensuring the future of The Gardens. Early this summer, the very first Perennial Society newsletter will make its debut and will be sent out to loyal members of The Gardens. Read the profiles of our donors and pick up some useful estate and tax planning info by requesting a copy from Development Officer George Jenkins at 205.879.2762 or gjenkins@bbgarden.org. Learn more about the Perennial Society on our website at www.bbgardens.org. Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge Mrs. Ruby S. Ansley Mrs. Lucille S. Beeson Mrs. Tom Tartt Brown D. Joseph & Ida C. Burns Mrs. Martha Stone Cobb Daniel The Dunn French Family Mr. F. Lewter Ferrell, Jr. Mr. R.R Herbst Mr. J. Ernest & Mrs. Ora Lee Hill Mr. George L. Jenkins Hugh & Bobbe Kaul Dr. Bodil Lindin-Lamon Fran Lawlor Dr. Michael E. Malone Ms. Louise T. McAvoy Mrs. Mary Jean Morawetz Mr. Philip Morris Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. A. I. Perley Steve & LeAnne Porter Mr. & Mrs. William M. Spencer, III Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. Mr. Douglas Arant Stockham Dr. Wendell H. Taylor Mrs. Carolyn Tynes 3

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