Birmingham Botanical Gardens hosts 16th annual Antiques at the Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens hosts 16th annual Antiques at the Gardens

(Birmingham Botanical Gardens/Contributed)

Bouquets and vegetation bloom all through all seasons at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, but its for the duration of the tumble when the 67-acre urban back garden certainly will come alive. Each and every autumn, the back garden draws people from throughout the South and further than for the annual Antiques at the Gardens occasion. The premier antique show incorporates four days of style-concentrated discussion, demonstrations and panels by celebrated inside designers, floral designers, architects, landscape architects, and furnishings designers. 

This year’s party will acquire spot from Thursday, September 29 through Sunday, Oct 2 and contain shops from 22 antique dealers offering anything from great artwork and furnishings to vintage jewelry, rugs, textiles, residence décor, and backyard add-ons. In addition to the 22 dealers, the weekend will deliver in 12 speakers for lectures and demonstrations supplying their exclusive abilities on all the things from floral to inside design. Friday will contain lectures from earth-renowned designer Ken Fulk and floral designer Lewis Miller. Saturday’s Veranda panel will element inside designers Brandon Ingram, Stephen Sills, and Summer season Thornton, along with landscape architect Janice Parker. Sunday’s Household Stunning panel will function Birmingham expertise including inside designer Betsy Brown, architect Jeffrey Dungan, and household furniture maker Grant Trick. As the Gardens biggest fundraiser just about every yr, all proceeds from event ticket profits will go towards ensuring the Gardens continue being a town treasure and asset to the community for several years to appear. 

James Farmer (Birmingham Botanical Gardens/Contributed)

“Antiques at the Gardens celebrates the electricity of style, the wisdom in antiquity, the attractiveness of character, and the approaches they talk to a person a further,” says Tom Underwood, govt director of the nonprofit Mates of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. “Now in its 16th yr, the demonstrate provides noteworthy layout influencers, house and garden fashion icons, and nationally recognised antiques dealers to Birmingham Botanical Gardens to inspire and remind us that time-honored pieces—much like our favored garden spaces—are built wonderful by the freshness they uncover in every new period.”

For Sunday host creator and designer James Farmer of Perry, Georgia, attending Antiques at the Gardens is a tradition he won’t shortly abandon. 

“I’m psyched to return to Birmingham for Antiques at the Gardens as it usually feels like I’m coming home,” Farmer says. “Birmingham is the greatest town with even finer folks, the hospitality is superb, the Gardens are charming in the drop, and the camaraderie is unparalleled. What’s really unique about this clearly show is that ‘Birmingham magic’ of complementary elements. Finery meets day-to-day ease and comfort, beautiful gardens, and exquisite antiques, scrumptious foodstuff, and fantastic flowers—all in a town that graciously and proudly serves it up.”

General admission tickets, as very well as tickets to every speaking event and the Thursday night time Gala in the Gardens are accessible for acquire at