The Hanna Center is housed at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens (directions). The center serves as a horticulture and environmental resource for the Birmingham Metropolitan Region. Services are directed toward the unique challenges of managing the urban ecosystem. Specifically, the Hanna Center focuses on the following program areas:
A large part of our mission is to work with and train volunteers to help carry out our broader mission. One such volunteer group is the Jefferson County Master Gardeners who operate the Gary Gerlach Plant Information Center (GPIC) located on the first floor of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens just below the Hanna Center. Locally, you can reach a Master Gardener by phone at (205) 879-6964 x15 or come by and visit whenever they are on duty. You may also try our toll free number to speak with a Master Gardener locally and in other areas across Alabama by dialing: 1-877-252-GROW (4769).