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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 11, 2024, 10:00am, Mother’s Day Brunch Fee $17
Join us for our annual Mother’s Day Brunch which will be the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Music by JQ’s One Man Band.

Mother’s Day Brunch Menu
Fruit, Pastries, Biscuit Bar, Ham with Orange Glaze, Cheese Grits, Breakfast Casseroles (Vegetarian Option), Juice and Coffee

You may make reservations for the brunch here.

May 25, 2024, 9:00- 10:45am Growing and Using Herbs -Debbie Boutelier
There is no charge for this session.
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. We will also explore the hidden benefits of using herbs in a variety of methods
incorporating them into our everyday lives.

You may register for the morning session here.

Herbal Immersion Experience 11:00 – 4:30 Instructors Debbie Boutelier, Linda Franzo & Betsy Smith Fee $90.00

Culinary Demo & an Exquisite Herbal Picnic Lunch – Linda Franzo – 11:00am – 1:00pm
Take a stroll through Linda’s garden & enjoy an Herbal Garden Picnic. Learn how to grow,
harvest and use selected herbs for life. Recipes and lunch included.
Yoga Stretches – Betsy Smith – 1:00pm – 1:15 pm
Learn and participate in doing several yoga postures to increase flexibility and keep
healthy as we work in our gardens surrounded by our fragrant herbs.
Herbal Spa Items – Betsy Smith – 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Sit back and enjoy a wonderful spa experience as Betsy teaches how to care for our hands.
When finished, your hands will feel soft and silky. Easy to make formulas included in your
Herb Day booklet.
Herbal Tonics for Health – Debbie Boutelier – 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Traditionally, herbal tonics have been used for over 4000 years to support health, wellness
and an overall sense of vitality. In addition, herbal tonics can address specific health
concerns and target certain body systems with a wide array of herbs. Join us as we begin
an exploration of herbal tonics that can promote a healthier life. Several healthful and
seasonal herbal tonic formulas will be included in your Herb Day booklet.
Thirst Quenching Summer Herbal Beverages – Debbie Boutelier – 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Summers in Alabama are hot! Your herb garden is at its peak and now is the best time to
use all of this goodness and bounty. During the heat of summer, we want to partake in
thirst-quenching, heat-busting, flavorful beverages. Join us as we learn to make several
thirst quenching herbal beverages. To finish off your herbal immersion experience will be a
couple of tastings of summer beverages. Recipes will be included in your Herb Day booklet.
You may register for the afternoon session here.

Saturday, June 1, 2024, 10:30am-12:00pm,Blackberry Walking Tour
Dr. Arlie Powell

Dr. Powell will discuss variety selection, care and maintenance of blackberries. Taste the fruit and tour the growing fields.
You may register for the walking tour here.

Food Truck – Taqueria Y Antiojitos LaMichoacana

Saturday, June 1, 2024, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Cooking Demo and Tasting– Linda Franzo:

Bursting with Blackberries! $20.
Join Linda to toast with a Blackberry Shrub Mocktail!  Enjoy sweet & savory tastings with recipes included.  Learn he secrets to a perfect
Summer Black & Blue salad, appetizers like, Blackberry Onion Jam over Brie puff pastry, a Blackberry Pepper Jelly to spice up cheese or BBQ Chicken Wings.  Taste a Blackberry Honey Thyme Syrup for a tickled throat. For a beautiful berry finish – a mini–Blackberry Lemon Verbena
Panna Cotta. It will be “Berry” Good to see you as we celebrate the Blackberry harvest season.
Advanced registration and payment required.

You may register for the cooking demo here.

Saturday, June 22, 2024, 7:00am-2:00pm
Greenhouse Sale

Join us for our annual greenhouse sale. All plants in the growing area will be 50% off. Come early to get the best selection.

Saturday, June 29, 2024, 10:30am-12:00
Blueberry Walking Tour- Dr. Arlie Powell

Dr. Powell’s program will start in the Educational Barn.
Dr. Powell will discuss variety selection, care and maintenance of blueberries. Taste the fruit and tour the growing fields.
You may register or the walking tour here.

Kids in the Garden –10:30AM, It’s Berry Picking Time – Instructor Beth Roberts
Fee: $6.00
Beth’s program will start in the Pavilion
Beth will walk the children through the blueberry planting and they will pick a pint of blueberries to take home.
You may register for this program here.