From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — Trussville’s Dr. John A. Floyd, Jr. will be honored during the Birmingham Blooms event at Botanical Gardens on Sunday, Oct. 4.
Floyd is a longtime volunteer and supporter of the Gardens, and hopes to see it thrive well into the future.
“That’s a wonderful thing about these Gardens—everything here is a work in progress,” said Floyd. “It’s fun to see what your gift can do to make this garden more beautiful. And if you don’t believe that these Gardens are known all over the country, you just need to travel to other botanical gardens and other botanical circles. We are very well known, and we’ve got to work harder to keep this garden the best.”
According to an announcement from Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham Blooms is a special outdoor supper that will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 4 in the Dunn Formal Rose Garden and Hill Garden. Presented by IBERIABANK and led by former Board Chair Beverley Hoyt and her dedicated volunteer committee, Birmingham Blooms will honor the former Southern Living Editor in Chief one week from Sunday.
The event will also feature book signings by Mark D. Sikes and James Farmer.
According to the Gardens, individual and corporate sponsorships start at $350. For more information about becoming a sponsor of Birmingham Blooms, visit bbgardens.org/blooms.