Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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As summer quickly comes to an end, I wanted to share about Jake and my visit to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens as well as tell you about this fun palm tree dress.

One afternoon before Jake started residency, we decided to go visit the Botanical Gardens since it’s not far from us. We had just moved to Bham and had recently visited the Oklahoma City one. Jake and I enjoyed viewing the scenery and learning about the plants. The best thing about Birmingham’s is that it has free admission, unlike the Oklahoma City one. I have a feeling I will be back to take more blog pictures because of that!

Birmingham Botanical Gardens | palm leaf dress outfit | Birmingham, Alabama | what to do in Birmingham, Al | Birmingham, al botanical gardens | summer outfit ideas | summer date ideas | Birmingham, Alabama date ideas | botanical gardens When you walk in, you’re greeted with beautiful outdoor gardens all around. We enjoyed walking around hand-in-hand and being romantic. There are beautiful gazebos and so many areas for photos. This would be a perfect place for senior photos or bridal portraits. I also saw online that they have a cafe on site. We didn’t check it out, but will have to. It’s only open during the week, though.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens | palm leaf dress outfit | Birmingham, Alabama | what to do in Birmingham, Al | Birmingham, al botanical gardens | summer outfit ideas | summer date ideas | Birmingham, Alabama date ideasAfter exploring the outdoor portion, we made our way into the greenhouse. We were so impressed with the plants. It was very humid, so we looked around quickly. They had everything from palm trees to cacti. It was also fun to look around and see the different plant types. I even discovered my dress matched the palm trees, so a picture standing by them was necessary. I didn’t actually plan that, but I was happy how it worked out. Speaking of this dress, it has been on repeat all summer. It has been the perfect grab-and-go dress for me when I’m in a hurry. It can be easily dressed up or down. It also features an adorable back.

Fun fact: my great-grandma had a greenhouse in her backyard. She was part of many garden clubs and I have many fond memories of her. I think my love of flowers probably comes from her. Visiting the greenhouse brought back many memories of spending time with her in my childhood. I always loved checking her backyard out to see what she was growing. Although I admire plants, I have not tried to raise my own yet. Maybe I’ll try that in the near future though!

Birmingham Botanical Gardens | palm leaf dress outfit | Birmingham, Alabama | what to do in Birmingham, Al | Birmingham, al botanical gardens | summer outfit ideas | summer date ideas | Birmingham, Alabama date ideas | botanical gardens Our visit to the botanical gardens was great and I plan to come back in the fall. I’m curious to see if they decorate with pumpkins and fall decor. Speaking of fall, I have a few more summer looks that I plan to share with y’all. As soon as September rolls around, I will be sharing transitional fall looks, and then going full-on fall. Last year I feel like I rushed into the season, so I don’t want to do that again this year with how hot it still is.

P.S. I also am almost done decorating our main areas of our home. I’ve been taking it slow, but I’ll be sharing my first home decor post soon.Birmingham Botanical Gardens | palm leaf dress outfit | Birmingham, Alabama | what to do in Birmingham, Al | Birmingham, al botanical gardens | summer outfit ideas | summer date ideas | Birmingham, Alabama date ideas | botanical gardens

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22 Comments

  1. August 20, 2018 / 8:14 am

    This garden is gorgeous. We live in Pennsylvania, 2 miles away from a huge garden, and we go all the time! Fun for kids also!

    • abyersguide
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      August 20, 2018 / 9:31 pm

      It really is! I cannot wait to go back in the fall. That is so awesome. I bet thats a perfect family spot for you all.

  2. srenker16
    August 20, 2018 / 8:17 am

    I have never been to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, but it is on my list now….especially in a palm tree dress! Love it!

    • abyersguide
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      August 26, 2018 / 10:32 pm

      It really is a gorgeous place! I am very impressed. I went back the other day and found areas we missed.

  3. Karin Usipuik
    August 20, 2018 / 9:44 am

    Oh my goodness this place is gorgeous!! I’d love to visit for sure!

    • abyersguide
      Author
      August 26, 2018 / 10:32 pm

      It really is! If you visit Bham, I recommend visiting. 🙂

  4. August 20, 2018 / 10:20 am

    Your photos are beautiful and so is your outfit! We absolutely love our local botanical gardens as well. Ours does not have a green house though!

    • abyersguide
      Author
      August 26, 2018 / 10:33 pm

      You are so sweet! Botanical gardens are such a fun place to visit. I am impressed with the Bham one.

  5. August 20, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    I love cacti! How perfect that your dress matches the location! You look lovely, and I’m glad you enjoyed your visit.

    • abyersguide
      Author
      August 26, 2018 / 10:34 pm

      Thank you so much! I didn’t plan it, but it worked out well. 😉 You are so sweet.

    • abyersguide
      Author
      August 22, 2018 / 9:43 pm

      It really was so fun! I went back the other day and theres a lot we missed last time. I’m so glad it’s free. our OKC one was so expensive. Thank you so much.

  6. August 21, 2018 / 4:36 am

    Such a fun place to visit Courtney! The plants are amazing and its a lovely place for you to take pics. This dress is very cute on you and is easy to put on and accesorise in a hurry as you say. Thanks so much for sharing, Terri xo.

    • abyersguide
      Author
      August 26, 2018 / 10:36 pm

      It really was a fun afternoon activity. It was the perfect place to take pics. I went back the other day and found areas I missed. I bet it will be a frequent spot I take pics at. It really is so easy to accessorize. I’ve done it with minimal accessories and its still just as cute. Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoyed Ireland.

  7. thefashionableaccountant
    August 21, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    That’s so awesome, I had no idea there were botanical gardens there!! You look amazing babe, I love this dress!!

    • abyersguide
      Author
      August 26, 2018 / 10:39 pm

      I was so glad that they had one after we had just visited the OKC one. Aww you’re so sweet. Thank you <3

  8. Lindsey Puls
    August 21, 2018 / 2:17 pm

    The Birmingham Botanical Gardens look amazing! And I just love your dress, Courtney! Can’t wait to see your first decor post…I need some tips! 🙂

    • abyersguide
      Author
      August 26, 2018 / 10:40 pm

      It really is a nice little area! It’s not far from us and is free, so I feel like I probably will use this as a frequent photoshoot location. Thank you so much, I cannot wait to share. I think my first home decor post will go live next week.

  9. August 22, 2018 / 9:59 am

    A beautiful post! May I share this—with full linkage back to you—-on my WORD PRESS BLOG? I feature fine faashion there…and occasionally write fashion poems about this post or that???

    • abyersguide
      Author
      August 22, 2018 / 12:34 pm

      Thank you so much! Yes, you can share it 🙂

      • August 22, 2018 / 7:19 pm

        Okay….will this apply to any other great (I’m sure they’re all great) posts of yours? 🙂

        • abyersguide
          Author
          August 22, 2018 / 9:43 pm

          Thank you so much! Yes 🙂

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