Gala in the Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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

The three-day show also welcomed 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 discovered seven new faces. The caliber and variety are the true constants for every AATG show, and this one is no exception. 

The week kicked off Thursday, September 30, for The 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. Guests were treated to delicious food and drink and enjoyed visiting each of the celebrated dealers showing at this year’s event.