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.

Calendar of Events

To keep everyone safe, we are asking you to follow these guidelines.
We ask that family groups stay together.
For your protection, we suggest the use of a mask.
Please practice social distancing.

We will continue to inform you of any additional regulations or changes that we may have to make through our Facebook page or our website. Please do call or check our Facebook page for actual availability before traveling to Petals from the Past.

We look forward to your visit.

Saturday, June 12, 2021, 10:30am, Blackberry and Blueberry Cooking Class – Linda Franzo
Class Fee $25. Advanced registration and payment required.
Join Linda as she shows you how to use your harvest of black and blueberries. She will do both sweet and savory items. Let’s start with a sampling of Lemon Blackberry  & Blueberry Jalapeño corn mini muffins along side of Cha Cha Chick Berry and Oozy goozy melted Berry Brie appetizers. Dig into Blackberry BBQ Pork Tenderloin salad with Pickled Red Onions & Berries on a Spinach nest. Cool down with a very Delish Berry Cheesecake! Come Enjoy this Garden to Table Event!

Saturday, June 19, 2021, Blackberry and Blueberry Walking Tour, 10:30am – Dr. Arlie Powell
Join Dr. Arlie Powell to learn variety selection, care and maintenance of blackberries and Blueberries. Tour the growing fields. Register for this program here.

Saturday, June 26, 2021, Greenhouse Sale – 7:00am – 2:00pm.

Saturday, June 26, 2021, Herb Series – 10:00 – 12:00 Instructor – Debbie Boutelier
Fee: $25 – advanced registration and payment required. 48 hour cancellation policy
Clean, Green & Herbal: Environmentally Safe Herbal Cleaning Products
Each of us is called upon to be good stewards of the environment that has been provided for our use. Join us as we explore methods that will allow each of us to leave a smaller footprint on the earth. One of the ways to do that is to stop using toxic products to clean and freshen your home. Making your own cleaning products is easy, cost effective and environmentally friendly. The participant will learn how to make environmentally safe cleaning products using some basic household ingredients and herbs. Herbs offer so much more than enhancements to our culinary masterpieces. We will also discover the hidden benefits of using herbs to boost and strengthen household cleansers and fresheners for a truly “clean” home. The participant will get to sample several products and will be provided handouts with many different formulas to make at home. Class will last approximately 2 hours. Advance registration and payment required. Fee: $25. Please register on line or call the retail shop to make reservations for this program. 205-646-0069. You may register online here.

Saturday, July 10, 10:30am – 12:00 Let’s Plant an Herb Garden
Class Fee: $12.00
We will plant up a container with a variety of herbs that you’ll want to see, smell, touch, and taste!
This class is available to children ages 6-12. Make your reservations for this class here.

Saturday, August 14, 10:30am – 12:00 Gardening for Wildlife: Butterflies
Class Fee: $12.00
We will learn how to grow plants that will attract butterflies to our yard. We’ll also learn how to identify butterflies commonly seen in Alabama!
This class is available to children ages 6-12. Make your reservations for this class here.

Saturday, September 18, 10:30am – 12:00 Gardening for Wildlife: Reptiles and Amphibians
Class Fee $12.00
We will construct a shelter to attract lizards, toads, and frogs, and we’ll learn how these creatures are beneficial to our gardens.
This class is available to children ages 6-12. Make your reservations for this class here.