Weekend at the Gardens

Once again, Birmingham Botanical Gardens celebrates Antiques at the Garden this October
(3 – 6), an event-filled weekend where some of Birmingham’s most esteemed tastemakers are celebrated, along with the region’s most respected antique dealers. This year, they proudly present and welcome home a few of our favorite artisans including featured lecturer and architect Bobby McAlpine, as well as interior designers Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith.

In anticipation of the event, we are giving away two tickets to hear Bobby McAlpine speak as the featured lecturer on Oct. 3 as well as one copy of his best-selling book “The Home Within Us: Romantic Houses, Evocative Rooms.” The beautiful collection of 25 stunning McAlpine-designed homes proves the architect’s pursuit of graceful modern living within historical influence of design. It is a rich addition to every home library.

To enter the giveaway, “Like” us on Facebook and share the giveaway photo. Be sure to choose “public” on your share option so that you’ll be entered into the contest without a hitch. The winner will be announced Friday, Sept. 20, at 9 a.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Bobby and have your (winning!) copy signed. Good luck!

2013 Calendar of Events

WHERE Birmingham Botanical Gardens
WHEN Public Show Hours:
Thursday, October 3, 1-5 p.m.
Friday, October 4, 10-5 p.m.
Saturday, October 5, 10-5 p.m.
Sunday, October 6, 11-3 p.m.
General Admission: $10 per person
Members: $5 per person (Limit 2 per membership)

- Sponsors -

Black-tie Preview of the Show
Friday, October 4, 7-11 p.m.
Tickets: $150* per person

Bobby Alpine, Architect
Thursday, October 3, 1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30* per person

*All proceeds from Antiques at the Gardens support educational programs at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Meet the Tastemakers

Local designers, architects, and style makers finders will showcase (and sell!) their curated items at booths during the show. This is a terrific opportunity to get design advice and great looks for your own home.

Welcome Home
Bobby McAlpine, Jane Schwab & Cindy Smith

A Well-Edited Home
Paul Bates & Jeremy Corkern
with Betsy Brown

Return to Mecca
Paige Albright

Fireside Chat
Dana Wolter & Jeff Dungan
of Dungan-Nequette

Weeks to the Ivory Coast
Iris Thorpe

A Well-Traveled Life
Andrew Brown

The Gallery
curated by Laura Vogtle, Amanda
Morrissette & Frances Nichols

The Jewel Box
curated by Mallie Ireland
Includes selections from Bromberg’s,
Jordan Alexander Jewelry,
Lavinder and Company, LLC

Defining Home
Tish Fuller, Tom Adams & Adam Gerndt

A Year in Provence
Ruth Gay of Chateau Domingue,
Houston, Texas

Southern Comfort
Mark Kennamer

Texture in Time
Alex & Jeannie Krumdieck
Lori Fine, Adrienne Retief & Erin Graves

The Winery
Curated by Lydia Pursell
& Kitty White

The Artisan Garden
David & Holley Camp
with Helen Harmon

Meet the Dealers

Antique Cupboard Sterling            
Waukesha, WI   
Our Specializing in rare patterns, one-of-a-kind pieces, museum quality figural silver, Tiffany sterling, and heirlooms

Alcott Interiors & Antiques           
Nashville, TN     
Specializing in high end residential interiors and antiques

John Dennison Fine Art   
North Myrtle Beach, SC 
19th- and Early 20th-century American and European paintings

Evy McPherson’s Gracia Home    
Nashville, TN     
Jewelry tree with one-of-a-kind pieces using antique pendants, unique art and lamps

Thomas M. Fortner Antiques       
Memphis, TN     
18th- and 19th-century English and continental furniture and porcelain, Asian ceramics, American cut glass, antique lamps, unusual estate finds

Patricia Mathews Designs
Nashville, TN
Jewelry made with precious metals cast into new and interesting organic shapes, dressed with perfectly cut, faceted stones

McDonough Fine Art       
Atlanta, GA        
Fine selection of antique maps and prints specializing in natural history, architectural and American Indian lithographs

Edwin C. Skinner Antiques            
Fairhope, AL      
18th- and early 19th-century furniture,  art and silver

Sonny Ideker Books        
Alpharetta, GA
Fine selection of rare, antiquarian, leather and vellum bound books.

Whitehall Antiques          
Chapel Hill, NC  
Period 18th- and early 19th-century formal English and country French furniture with appropriate period art and accessories

Text by Cassandra Lenard and Leighton Mosteller

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