Category: News

Holiday Closings

We will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

All other days we will be open on our normal schedule, 8 am – sunset.

Bird research at the Arboretum

UA Researchers Drs. Eben Broadbent and Angelica Almeyda Zambrano, along with undergraduate student Kathryn Shay, are piloting use of audio recording technology for bird monitoring at the Arboretum.

Volunteer Work Days November 14 & 15

Saturday and Sunday, November 14 & 15, Arboretum staff will coordinate volunteer workdays from 9 am to 5pm. Tasks may include weeding, planting flowers, mulching, picking up fallen limbs or hauling brush. You may come for as little or as long as you like. We will provide gloves and tools as needed but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer. Please wear boots or closed-toe shoes, dress in layers, and expect to get dirty. Bring your water bottle and pack your lunch and snacks if you plan to stay the day. If you have any questions, please email us at

Arboretum gate access October 14 -16

The Crimson Classic cross country meet is scheduled for Friday, October 16. Pets will not be allowed through the front gate this week due to the issues with owners failing to clean up after them. On Friday, access through the front gate will be limited to the cross country meet. Arboretum visitors will need to enter through the back gate on Pelham Heights Road. Leashed pets are welcome at the Arboretum; please clean up after them.

Office Renovations

Our office is currently being renovated. This project is scheduled to be completed by the end of July. If you need assistance and cannot locate a member of our staff, please leave a message at (205) 553-3278 or We apologize for any inconvenience.

Field trips and tours

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide organized field trips and guided tours at this time due to limited resources. Teachers and groups are required to make a reservation request for our facilities but will need to provide their own program. We are working to reorganize our program and train volunteers and hope to bring back field trips and tours in the near future.

Yellowhammer Festival April 19

The Yellowhammer Festival is happening at the Arboretum on Sunday, April 19! Please note that visitor parking will be limited to the old golf course lot but there will be a shuttle to the festival area near the children’s garden. The festival is free to attend and the rest of the Arboretum will be open for regular visitors.

For more information, please visit

 YellowHammer Fest April 19 1-5pm UA Arboretum