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.

Friday and Saturday, April 23 and 24, 2021, Antiques in the Garden – 9:00 –5:00

Due to the risk of severe weather we are cancelling the Saturday portion of this event.
Save the date for our annual Antiques in the Garden Show. We will have a variety of vendors selling antiques, crafts and collectibles. Food vendors will also be available for your convenience. If you have antiques or crafts to sell and would like to find out more about securing a booth space for the event, contact Pat Conlee at pat@petalsfromthepast.com

Saturday, May 8, 2021, 9:30 Mother’s Day Brunch This program is sold out
$15 – Advanced registration and payment are required. Spaces are limited.
The menu for the brunch is Conecuh Sausage Crescent Wraps w/Orange Creole dipping sauce, Chicken Salad Croissants, Breakfast Casserole, Smoked Gouda Cheese Grits, Fresh Assorted Fruit and Assorted Muffins.
This is the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Make reservations for the brunch

10:30 – Perennial Pots – Linda Askey This program is sold out
Imagine having perennial pots that only need to be touched up for the season, not redone.  Linda will talk about how to choose an anchor plant that will remain for several years and plant it in a way that allows seasonal changes of color that are effective, but not hard work or high cost.  Tips include how to choose a container, potting soil, and companion plants to suit your growing situation.  Then with a little know how, you’ll be able to keep your pots not just growing, but growing better each season.

While there is no charge for this event, we will be requiring reservations in order to comply with CDC regulations regarding social distancing. Following state guidelines, we will be asking for those attending to wear masks. Make reservations for the seminar.

Saturday, May 22, 10:30am – 12:00 Let’s Plant a Salsa Garden
Class Fee:$12.00
We will plant up a container with all of the fresh ingredients you need to make fresh salsa.
This class is available to children 6 – 12. Make your reservations for this class here.

Saturday, May 29, 10:00am, Boost the Immune System, Debbie Boutelier
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 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) There is no fee for this class but space is limited. You may register for this class and choose your lunch here.

12:00 – Lunch (optional) $12 -Advanced registration and payment required when you register to attend the morning session. You may bring your own lunch or purchase one from us.

Afternoon Workshop: Boost the Immune System Naturally 1:00

Fee: $25 Advanced registration and payment required. Please register 

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. Advance registration and payment required. (2 hours) You may register for this program here.

Saturday, June 5, 10:30am- 12:00 Time to Pick Blueberries!
Class Fee: $12.00
We will lean how to grow and harvest blueberries and we’ll make blueberry play dough!
This class is available to children ages 6-12. Make your reservations for this class here.

Saturday, July 17, 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.