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,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.

Friday, February 7, 2020, 10:30am,  Fifth Annual Mardi Gras Herb Cooking Class – Linda Franzo
A Swizzle Stick of Carnival Color! “Jam-Balaya”along with Linda to create culinary royalty dishes fit for a King or Queen.  Enjoy  a New Orleans Pantry, King Cake magic & Lagniappe! Get ready to Mamo with Beads and Merry Music.  Fee $25. Advanced registration and payment required. Please call the retail shop at 205-646-0069 to make reservations for this event.

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
9:30am – Mother’s Day Brunch  Fee: $15.00 Advanced Registration and Payment required
10:30am – Seed to Celebration – Linda Askey  There is no fee to attend this program.
Every day is worthy of fresh cut flowers, but especially Mother’s Day.  Linda will tell you what you need to know to put flowers on your table, whether you begin with a few seeds in your palm or plant from our greenhouse  She will focus on annuals, perennials and bulbs, as well as how to cut roses, hydrangeas and other shrub to make them last.

Linda Askey is a horticulturist and garden journalist based in Birmingham. You can find Linda’s work in magazines such as Southern Living, Organic Gardening, and Country Gardens, as well as the new Southern Living Garden Book. She is on the board of directors for the Garden Writers Association and counts her own yard as the best classroom of all.

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