Events

Educational Facility
 Our newest addition is our educational facility located adjacent to the garden shop. A gambrel roofed barn provides a great setting for meetings, seminars, conferences, receptions, or other special gatherings.
 Kitchen facilities are available and the building will seat 225 theater-style or 150 seated at tables.
 We are centrally located three hours drive north of Mobile, three hours south of Huntsville and 45 minutes from Birmingham and Montgomery. Reservations can be made via phone or fax.
The retail store is open Tuesday through Saturday 9-5 and on Sunday from 1-5.  We are closed on Monday.

There is a 48 hour cancellation policy for refunds for lunches and programs

Calendar of Events

Saturday May 28, 2022The Wonder of Herbs – Debbie Boutelier – Instructor
10:00 – 12:00 There is no charge for the morning session.

Morning Session: The Wonder of Herbs: Growing and Using Herbs in Everyday Life
Growing your own herbs and making your own herbal products is very rewarding on a number of levels. Incorporating herbs into your lifestyle is easy, cost effective and environmentally friendly. The participant will learn how to grow a healthy and productive herb garden. You will be introduced to a number of herbs – some very common herbs and some that may be new to you. For most people, their interest in herbs begins with using them in the kitchen adding lots of wonderful flavor to recipes. But herbs offer so much more than enhancements to our culinary masterpieces.
Join Debbie Boutelier, Community Herbalist and Advanced Master Gardener as we explore the hidden benefits of using herbs in a variety of methods incorporating them into our everyday lives. Some of the herbal pathways that will be discussed are culinary herbs, herbs for tea, medicinal herbs, herbs for beauty products, herbs for cleaning products and herbs for ornamental products. We’ll also give you hints on how to preserve your herbal harvest so that you may enjoy herbs year round. (2 hours)
12:00 Lunch (optional) $12 You may bring your own lunch or purchase one from us. If you wish to order a lunch please do so by Thursday, May 26. Advanced registration and payment required. You may register for the morning session and order your lunch here.

Afternoon Workshop: Boost the Immune System Naturally
1:00 – 3:00 -Fee: $25

Even the healthiest people get sick every now and then. When the immune system is working properly and effectively, it is not even noticed. When the immune system is compromised or not working effectively, it cannot protect the body against potentially harmful pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. Sickness is able to infiltrate the body and make life miserable.
Join Debbie Boutelier, Community Herbalist and Advanced Master Gardener, as we discover ways to make your current herb garden provide not only aesthetic and culinary benefits, but medicinal benefits as well. Learn techniques and lifestyle changes that can naturally boost the immune system.
This will be an introductory class exploring the reasons for incorporating herbs into a more healthful lifestyle, using herbs you may already have to create wellness formulas, and some of the delivery systems used for medicinal purposes. We will learn how to make several useful herbal remedies to boost the immune system and live a more healthful life. The participant will receive written handouts with recipes, formulas, and explanations of several of the procedures (2 hours) Advance registration and payment required. You may register for the afternoon session here.

Thursday, June 2, 2022, 10:30 to 12:30 Herb Cooking Class – Linda Franzo
Fee:$25 – Advanced registration and payment required.
A Summer Basket – Let’s make Fresh Pasta Primavera with roasted summer veggies, a dollop of pesto, Shrimp Toast and Tiramisu! Happy Summer !

You may make your reservations for this program here.

Saturday, June 11, 2022, Kids in the Garden – It’s Berry Picking Time – Beth Roberts – Instructor
10:30 and 2:30
Age: Kids of all ages!
Fee: Pick your own berries – $5 per pint
Come and enjoy story time in the garden; then pick fresh blackberries and blueberries.

You may register for this program here.

Saturday, June 18, 2022, 10:30am Blackberry and Blueberry Walking Tour – Dr. Arlie Powell
Join us during the blackberry and blueberry harvest season to learn how to grow these delicious fruits. Tour the growing fields. Choose the varieties you want to add to your home garden. You may register for this program here.

Saturday, June 25, 2022 Greenhouse Sale-7:00am – 2:00pm
If a landscape project is in your future or just adding a few plants to your yard or border, this is the sale for you. Everything in the greenhouse growing area is 50%off. Many of the plants and accent items will also be on sale at the retail nursery.

Saturday, July 23,2022, 10:30am Fig and Stone Fruit Walking Tour- Dr. Arlie Powell
Mid-summer fruits such as figs, peaches, nectarines are in abundance during July. Come and learn all you need to know to grow these delicious summer fruits.

You may register for this program here.

Saturday, August 20, 2022, 10:30am Apple, Pear and Bunch Grape Walking Tour – Dr. Arlie Powell
Come and tour the fruit orchards and plantings of apples, pears, and bunch Grapes and learn which varieties will work best in your home garden.

You may register for this program here.

Sunday, September 25, 2022, 2:00pm Kiwi and Late Grapes Walking Tour – Dr. Arlie Powell
Late summer is the perfect time to learn how to grow kiwi and grapes and sample the fruits. You will want to add these fruits to your home garden.

You may register for this program here.

Sunday, October 2, 2022,2:00pm, Fall Gardening – Jason Powell Why?, What? And When?
Jason will discuss his favorite plants for fall bloom and planting. Learn why fall is a great season to plant for great success.

You man register for this program here.

Meyer Lemon - 3 gal.-1484

Sunday, October 23, 2022, 2:00pm, Oriental Persimmon and Citrus Walking Tour- Dr. Arlie Powell
Fall is the perfect time to harvest and taste these fruits. Join Dr. Powell as he teaches you all about growing these in your own home garden. Tour the orangery where our citrus is grown.

You may register for this program here.

Sunday, November 6, 2022, 2:00-4:00, Repotting Orchids – Shelley Powell
Bring your orchid for Shelley to help you repot it and give it new life.

Saturday, November 19, 2022, Petals Christmas Open House