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Spring Plant Sale at Botanical Gardens March 23-25

  • April 20, 2023

The annual Spring Plant Sale held by the Dothan Area Botanical Gardens is March 23, 24 and 25, according to William Holman, Executive Director of the Gardens.

The three-day event begins on Thursday, March 23, with a Garden Member “early-bird” sale from 3 until 6 p.m. DABG members will have the opportunity to have first pick of all the plants at the sale.

Attendees to the sale will enter through the Smith Botanical Center and then proceed to the plant sale area adjacent to the Tropical House. Wine and cheese will be available while you browse the selection of plants. Anyone who is not a member of the Gardens can join online or at the Botanical Center prior to the sale.

The popular sale is open to the public for on-site sales Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, from 8 a.m. until noon each day. There is no admission charge to the garden to attend the sale. The Spring Plant Sale has become well known for the great variety and quality of plants available, and sales are usually brisk. This year, visitors will find an expanded selection of native plants. Garden staff has curated a large list of unusual native plants that flourish in the heat, humidity and unpredictable weather of the Southeastern U.S., including Hydrangeas, ornamental grasses, ferns, and a large selection of flowering perennials. The sale will also have a large selection of Native Azaleas, with colors varying from white to deep pink with all shades of yellow and orange in between. A few of the Native Azalea varieties include Pinxterbloom, Oconee, Flame, ‘Mandarin Lights’ and more.

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Egg Quest returns to Botanical Gardens

  • April 14, 2023

Egg Quest has returned to the Dothan Area Botanical Gardens for its fifth year and will continue through Easter Sunday.

This public art project gives area students and local artists a chance to show off their skills throughout the 47-acre public garden. Thirty-two four-foot wooden eggs have been creatively painted and scattered throughout the garden for visitors to enjoy.

Upon entry into the gardens, children will receive a questionnaire that will ask questions about certain eggs. The completed questionnaire, including a vote for your favorite egg, gives a child a chance to win a large Easter basket during a drawing on Sunday, April 2.

Local schools that took part in the activity include Highlands Elementary School, Hidden Lake Elementary School, Beverlye Intermediate School for the Arts, Slingluff Elementary School, Webb Elementary School, Rehobeth Elementary School, Cottonwood Elementary School, Wicksburg Elementary School, Ashford Elementary School, Headland Elementary School, Headland Middle School, Headland Hight School, Providence Christian School and Houston Academy.

Several area artists including Billie Smith, Laura Slavins, Jay Hare, Rachel Kurtz, Kathryn Levy, and Jon Beeson also participated.

For more information about Egg Quest or the Dothan Area Botanical Gardens, call 334-793-3224 or go to

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