What’s New

What’s New at DABG?

new Butterfly House coming soon

Gardens Establishes Horticulture Department

The DABG is proud to announce the beginning of an official Horticultural Department. Josh Cook will serve as our Garden Manager and will be responsible for overseeing the horticultural operations of our facility. He will also serve as volunteer coordinator. Josh holds a Master’s Degree in Horticulture from Auburn University and graduated in 2020. He was born and raised in the Wicksburg area and has a special interest in fruit production and regenerative agriculture.

We are excited about this new development and the positive impact Josh will have upon the Gardens. The next time you are at the Gardens, look Josh up and say ‘Hello!’.

New Garden sculpture

A new contemporary art project created by DABG board member Mark Shertzer has been added to honor charter board member Reafield Vester.  Reafield served for over 36 years in the Alabama Cooperative Extension where he helped coordinate the local Master Gardeners organization and was instrumental in the creation of the Dothan Area Botanical Gardens.

Improvements throughout the Gardens

  • Asphalt paving project

  • Property line survey.

  • Handicapped automatic doors for entrance and exit 

  • Muscadine trellis in the Demonstration Garden

  • Storage shed for pine straw

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