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, January 16, 2021, 10:30am-12:00, Small Fruits in the Home Garden – Dr. Arlie Powell
10:30 – 12:00 – Dr. Powell will discuss variety selection, care and maintenance of fruit plants such as blackberries, blueberries, and muscadines, bunch grapes, and strawberries. Whether you are a beginner or experienced gardener, you will gain valuable knowledge to help you plan or add to your home garden.
12:00 – Lunch (optional) You may bring your own lunch or purchase one from us for $12.00. If you would like to purchase a lunch please order by Thursday, January 14.
12:30 – Walking tour of Petals small fruit gardens – overview of pruning and training techniques.

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. Please call the retail shop at 205-646-0069 to register and order a lunch for this event.

Saturday, January 30, 2021 Gardening for Wildlife: Creating a Habitat for Birds – Beth Roberts – Instructor
Fee $15.00
During this class the kids will learn how to create a habitat for birds by providing sources for food, water and shelter. They will learn how to identify common backyard birds of Alabama.
This class is available for Children ages 8 -12. Advanced registration and payment is required. Register for this program here .

Saturday, February 13, 2021, 10:30am, Tree Fruit in the Home Garden – Dr. Arlie Powell
10:30 – 12:00 – Dr. Powell will discuss variety selection, care, and maintenance of tree fruits such as apples, pears, figs, peaches, and nectarines. Whether you are a beginner or experienced gardener, you will gain valuable knowledge for establishing or maintaining your tree fruit garden.
12:00 – Lunch (optional) You may bring your own lunch or purchase one from us for $12.00. If you would like to purchase a lunch please order by Thursday, February 11.
12:30 –Walking tour or Petals tree fruit gardens – pruning clinic

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 and order your lunch here.

Saturday, February 20, 2021, 10:30am – Kids in the Garden Workshop
Dinosaur Gardens and Fairy Gardens – Beth Roberts-Instructor
      Fee: $12
Children will have the supplies and instructions they need to create their own Dinosaur Garden or Fairy Garden to take home.
This class is available for children ages 8 – 12 – Advanced registration and payment are required. Register for this program here.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:30 Herb Cooking Class- Linda Franzo Fee $25.00
Sixth Annual Mardi Gras! Advanced registration and payment required. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy.
Let’s make our own parades! Beads, Music & Well Seasoned Food. Trendy New Dong Phuong(Light as air) King Cake leads the band. Enjoy a Shrimp Pasta Bake, Citrus, radish, fennel salad, drizzled with a Pecan, Cranberry Hibiscus Pepper Jelly vinaigrette & a cheesy shortbread on the side. Celebrate Lagniappe with Chocolate Citrus truffle & a Cranberry Citrus Shrub mocktail. Party on over to Petals!
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. If you will be attending with a group, we can accommodate groups of no more than 5, if you wish to be seated together. You may make reservations for this class here .

Saturday, February 27, 2021, 10:30am, Antique Roses in the Garden – Jason Powell
10:30 – 12:30 –Jason will discuss all classes of antique and old garden roses and their care and maintenance.
12:00 – Lunch- (optional) You may bring your own lunch or purchase one from us for $12.00. If you would like to purchase a lunch please order by Thursday, February 25.
12:30 – Join Jason in the gardens to learn proper rose pruning techniques for climbing and shrub roses.

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 your reservations and order your lunch here.

Saturday, March 6, 2021, 10:30am Let’s Get Growing – Backyard Vegetable Garden Basics
Join Taylor Hatchett, owner of Boozer Farms, to learn the basics of vegetable gardening and be well on your way to growing delicious food right in your own backyard.

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. Register for this program here .


Saturday, March 13, 2021, 10:30am – Kids in the Garden Create a Worm Farm – Beth Roberts – Instructor Fee – $12
Children will learn about the importance of composting for the garden. They will create a worm composting bin to take home.
This class is available for ages 8 – 12.  Advanced registration and payment are required.
Register for this program here

Saturday, March 20, 2021, 10:30am, Citrus and Oriental Persimmons in the Home Garden- Dr. Arlie Powell
10:30 – 12:00 – Dr. Powell will discuss variety selection, care, and maintenance of citrus plants such as satsuma oranges, Meyer lemons, limes, and kumquats. He will also discuss Oriental persimmons and their care and maintenance. Whether you are an experienced gardener or beginner, you will gain valuable knowledge for the upcoming season.
12:00 – Lunch- (optional) You may bring your own lunch or purchase one from us for $12.00. If you would like to purchase a lunch please order by Thursday, March 18.
12:30 – Tour of Petals Orangery and trellised Oriental Persimmons.

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 your reservations and order your lunch here.

Saturday, April 10, 2021 – Kids in the Garden
Earth Day Garden Projects – Beth Roberts – Instructor

 Fee: $10
Children will learn about things they can do to help protect the 
environment.  They will use recycled materials to make a plant 
container.
This class is available to children ages 8 – 12.  Advanced 
registration and payment are required.
Register for the program here

Saturday, April 3, 2021, 10:30am, Perennials for Every Spot in the Garden – Jason Powell
Jason will discuss his favorite southern perennials and why they are a perfect addition to your garden.

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. Register for this seminar here.

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