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.

Calendar of Events
The retail store is open Tuesday through Saturday 9-5 and on Sunday from 1-5.  We are closed on Monday.

Saturday and Sunday, November 23 and 24 2019 Petals Christmas Open House

Saturday 9:00 – 5:00 Sunday – 1:00 – 5:00
Join us as we begin the celebration of the holiday season.  There will be food, music by JQ’s One Man Band, and special sale prices.  It is our way of saying “Thanks for shopping with us this past year.”
Saturday, November 23, 1:00pm, Herbs for the Holidays Workshop – Goodies and Gifts – Debbie Boutelier
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 o 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 directions 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.

Saturday, January 18, 2020 10:30am 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. Whether you are a beginner or experienced gardener, you will gain valuable knowledge to help you plan or add to your home garden.
12:00Lunch $12 (optional) advanced registration and payment required.  You may bring your own or purchase one from us.  If you wish to purchase a lunch please call the retail shop at 205-646-0069 by Thursday, January 16.
12:30 – Walking tour of Petals small fruit gardens – overview or pruning and training techniques

Saturday,February 1, 2020, 10:30am Designing an Old Fashioned Cottage Garden – Tracy Britnell
Are you dreaming of an old fashioned cottage garden full of magic and romance? Do you envision yourself entering through an arbor adorned with graceful old fashioned heirloom roses; Walking down the meandering paths, breathing in fragrances that take you back to your grandmother’s garden? Maybe you have a basket in hand to gather a lovely bouquet of flowers for the table or even herbs, fruits, and vegetables to prepare a delicious meal. Maybe you just want a peaceful place to sit and listen to the birds sing and enjoy the beauty of the garden. Please join Tracy as she shares a few design tips to help you create this garden you dream of.

Saturday,February 15, 2020, 10:30am Tree Fruits 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, oriental persimmons, peaches and nectarines. Whether you or a beginner or experienced gardener, you will gain valuable knowledge for establishing or maintaining your tree fruit garden.
12:00 – Lunch $12 (optional) advanced registration and payment required. You may bring your own lunch or purchase one from us.  If you wish to purchase a lunch please call the retail shop at 205-646-0069 by Thursday, February 13.
12:30 – Walking tour of Petals tree fruit gardens – pruning clinic

Saturday,February 29, 2020, 10:30am, Antique Roses in the Garden – Jason Powell
10:30 – 12:00 – Jason will discuss all classes of antique and old garden roses and their care and maintenance.
12:00 Lunch – $12 (optional) advanced registration and payment required.  You may bring your own lunch or purchase one from us.  If you wish to purchase a lunch please call the retail shop at 205-646-0069 by Thursday, February 27.
12:30 – Join Jason in the gardens to learn proper rose pruning techniques or climbing and shrub roses.

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 10:30am, Citrus 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. Whether you are an experienced gardener or beginner, you will gain valuable knowledge for the upcoming season.
12:00 – Lunch $12 – (optional) advanced registration and payment required.  You may bring your own lunch or purchase one from us.  If you wish to purchase a lunch please call the retail shop at 205-646-0069 by Thursday, March 19.
12:30 – Tour of Petals Orangery

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 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. Get yourself prepared for the 2020 growing season.

Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25, 2020, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Antiques in the Garden
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 for the event, contact Pat Conlee at pat@petalsfromthepast.com.

Saturday, May 9, 2020, Mother’s Day Brunch and Program
Save the date. More information and details to follow as they become available.

Saturday, June 13, 2020, 9:00am-5:00pm Balck and Blue Berry Festival