When: September 30 through October 3

Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is pleased to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Antiques at the Gardens (AATG) this fall! Presented by IBERIABANK (a Division of First Horizons Bank) and created by a committee of 150 dedicated volunteers, Birmingham’s premier antiques show will include talks by nationally and internationally acclaimed interior designers, floral designers, architects, and landscape architects.

The three-day show will also welcome 21 celebrated dealers offering furniture, fine art, vintage and fine jewelry, silver, rugs and textiles, home decor, and garden accessories. In addition to show favorites like Thomas M. Fortner Antiques, Dana Kelly Oriental Rugs, Edwin C. Skinner, and Whitehall Antiques, attendees will discover seven new faces. The caliber and variety are the true constants for every AATG show, and this one is no exception.

Be our guest Thursday, September 30, for our Gala in the Gardens—outdoors and under the stars—sponsored by Starnes Davis Florie LLP and honoring the show’s first co-chairs, Kim Matthews and Joan Starnes. On Friday, October 1, the show’s Red Diamond Lecture Series will feature talks by noted designers Charlotte Moss (in the morning) and Christopher Spitzmiller (in the afternoon), followed by cocktails and conversation with Mark D. Sikes.

On Saturday, October 2, Cathy Kincaid, Corey Damen Jenkins, Ken Pursley, and Matthew Carter will talk about tips and trends as part of a Tastemaker Panel presented by Veranda magazine, and Fernando Wong will share ideas for outdoor spaces in his talk presented by Flower magazine. The weekend will conclude on Sunday, October 3, with “Sunday with Suzanne” featuring Suzanne Tucker and wrapping up with James Farmer, sponsored by LICOA.

Talks will be followed by book signings, with books available for purchase at the show.

In its 15th year, the show continues to attract visitors from all over Alabama and across the Southeast. Proceeds benefit the mission of the nonprofit Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, which seeks to protect, nurture, and share the wonders of the Gardens. Committed to growing a greener tomorrow, the Friends celebrates the Gardens and all that it makes possible by providing impactful educational programs and outreach, promoting the ongoing stewardship and enhancement of this community treasure, sharing its story, and raising funds to support these efforts.

Mark your calendar to join the Friends for this special anniversary celebration. The event will be held October 1-3, 2021. For tickets, show schedule, speaker bios, and dealer information, visit bbgardens.org/antiques. Follow show announcements and reveals on Facebook and Instagram @antiquesgardensbham. We look forward to seeing you at Antiques at the Gardens!

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