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.

Sunday, October 18, 2020, 2:00pm, Oriental Persimmons and Citrus Walking Tour – Dr. Arlie Powell
Dr. Powell will discuss the care and maintenance of Oriental Persimmons and citrus plants.  Take a tour through the orchard to see the varieties of persimmons.  Tour our orangery to experience all the citrus varieties.

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. A small portion of this program will be in our Educational Barn but the main portion with be conducted outside. Please call the retail shop at 205-646-0069 to make reservations for this event.

Thursday, October 22, 2020 – 10:30 – Fee $25.00 Herb Cooking Class – Linda Franzo
It’s Fall Y’all! Celebrate lunch with Linda. Enjoy fall colors on your plate. Let’s make Glistening Orange glazed pork ribs, cheesy potatoes, poached pear, arugula salad with spiced pumpkin seeds, chocolate pecan pie Babka with a pumpkin latte whip.
We are excited to begin our Herb Cooking classes once again. Linda Franzo will be here on Thursday, October 22.
To comply with federal and state regulations for social distancing, spaces are limited and by reservation and advanced payment only. Seating will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis when you make your reservation. If you will be attending with a group, we can accommodate groups of no more than five if you wish to be seated together. In an effort to comply with state regulations, we recommend the use of a face mask when inside. Thank you for your cooperation.

If you wish to make reservations for this event please call the retail shop at 205-646-0069.

Thursday, November 5, 202010:30am Fee $25.00 Herb Cooking Class Thankful for the Harvest Holidays
Brunch a bunch this holiday season, anytime of the day! Entertain with no prep stress. Prep your gardens now with gorgeous greens, winter herbs & citrus trees. Our menu will use it all. Linda will prepare Chicken crostini with Winter Jewel Salsa, Roasted Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Pepper Jelly Drizzle, Shrimp & Asparagus Quiche, Spiral Chocolate Bagels with Herb Veggie Cream cheese, Herb Butter, Persimmon Jam and a Seasonal dessert. Please let us know if you have a fish allergy.
To comply with federal and state regulations for social distancing, spaces are limited and by reservation and advanced payment only. Seating will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis when you make your reservation. If you will be attending with a group, we can accommodate groups of no more than five if you wish to be seated together. In an effort to comply with state regulations, we recommend the use of a face mask when inside. Thank you for your cooperation.

If you wish to make reservations for this event please call the retail shop at 205-646-006

Sunday, November 8, 2020, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Re-potting Orchids – Shelley Powell
Bring your orchids that need new life to Shelley and she will help you re-pot them so they will perk up and give you long lasting beauty.

Saturday, November 21, 2020, 9:00 – 5:00 Petals Christmas Open House

Saturday, November 21, 2020, 2:00pmHerbs for the Holidays:  Goodies & Gifts 2:00pm

Even though the gardening season is slowing down, herbs have been an integral part of the winter holiday season for over 2,000 years. This 
is a wonderful time to share homemade gifts and goodies made with the bounty of your herb garden. Join us as we learn to make a wide variety 
of herbal giftable items. Yummy holiday edibles, libations, luscious spa items and easy to make gift items – there is something for everyone on your gift list. So good, you may want to keep some for yourself!!!! Included in the cost of the class are a booklet with recipes and instructions and tastings of herbal holiday treats.  You will leave inspired to start the holiday season! Class will last approximately 2 hours. Advance registration and payment required. Fee: $25. Please call the retail shop to make reservations for this program. 205-646-0069. In an effort to comply with state regulations, we recommend the use of a face covering when inside.