2016 Schedule of Events

2016 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016download schedule


10:00  General Shopping and Educational Exhibits open, Governors’ Halls
Free package holding available

10:00 – 12:00  Professional Florists Tabletop Competition, Governors’ Halls
Live competition to create the best large floral tabletop display

10:30  Gardening How-to’s short presentations begin, Gardening How-to’s stage
Learn how to do a variety of gardening tasks from local experts.  New topic every 30 minutes

10:30-11:30  Crimes Against Horticulture: When Bad Taste Meets Power Tools, Wally Allen Ballroom, 3rd floor

Gardening Seminar by Billy Goodnick, Landscape Architect, Author, Educator

11:45- 12:45  How to Build 5-Star Hotels in Your Backyard for Butterflies and Birds, Wally Allen Ballroom, 3rd floor

Gardening Seminar by Jane Gulley, Master Gardener

1:00-2:00  Design Like a Pro: Demystifying the Art of Garden Design, Wally Allen Ballroom, 3rd floor

Gardening Seminar by Billy Goodnick, Landscape Architect, Author, Educator

1:00  Arkansas Flower & Garden Show Awards Presentation, Gardening How-to’s stage

2:15- 3:15  Is Your Yard a Salad? Wally Allen Ballroom, 3rd floor
Gardening Seminar by Lois Chaplain, Author The Southern Gardener’s Book of Lists

5:00 – 7:00  “Rock in the Garden,” Governors’ Halls
Special event with live band, Captiva, out of Kansas City

5:00- 6:00  Live demos from local chefs and others in the display gardens, Governors’ Halls
Learn the importance of cooking with locally produced product and see how easy it is to make goat cheese!

6:00- 7:00  Walkabout: Seeing the Garden Through a Designer’s Eyes, meet near ticket window in Toltec Lobby
Interpretive garden tour on the Show Floor by Billy Goodnick, Landscape Architect, Author, Educator

 7:00  General Shopping and Educational Exhibits close, Governors’ Halls

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016


10:00   General Shopping and Educational Exhibits open, Governors’ Halls
Free package holding available

10:00  Silent Auction opens-benefitting AFGS Scholarships and Greening of Arkansas Grant Program, Governors’ Halls

10:30  Gardening How-to’s short presentations begin, Gardening How-to’s stage
Learn how to do a variety of gardening tasks from local experts.  New topic every 30 minutes

10:30- 11:30  Busy Bees: Good for Your Gardens, Wally Allen Ballroom, 3rd floor
Gardening Seminar by Jon Zawislak, Extension Entomologist, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

11:45- 12:45  Azaleas Revisited, Wally Allen Ballroom, 3rd floor
Gardening Seminar by Dr. Gerald Klingaman, Professor Emeritus of Horticulture, University of Arkansas

1:00- 2:00  Connect: Health, Home and Happiness, Wally Allen Ballroom, 3rd floor
Gardening Seminar by P. Allen Smith, television host, author, designer

2:30-3:30  Silver Plants Make Color Pop, Wally Allen Ballroom, 3rd floor
Gardening Seminar by Janet Carson, Extension Horticulture Specialist, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

3:00  Silent Auction closes-benefitting AFGS Scholarships and Greening of Arkansas Grant Program, Governors’ Halls

4:30-5:30  Make-n-Take Floral Art Class, 3D Floral Canvas Painting, Wally Allen Ballroom, 3rd floor
Create your own floral design with instruction from professional florists.  Separate advance purchase ticket required. 

5:30-6:30  Make-n-Take Floral Art Class, Fusion Stanga Arrangement, Wally Allen Ballroom, 3rd floor
Create your own floral design with instruction from professional florists.  Separate advance purchase ticket required. 

6:00  General Shopping and Educational Exhibits close, Governors’ Halls

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2016


10:00  General Shopping and Educational Exhibits open, Governors’ Halls
Free package holding available

11:00  Gardening How-to’s short presentations begin, Gardening How-to’s stage
Learn how to do a variety of gardening tasks from local experts.  New topic every 30 minutes

11:00  Children’s Hands-on Gardening Workshop, For the Birds, Fulton Room
Learn about birds and create a simple feeder and nesting bag to take home.  Session is 30 minutes and will repeat every hour with last session at 3:00pm.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

11:30  Children’s Hands-on Gardening Workshop, Take a Closer Look … What Insects are Living in Your Garden?, Pope Room
Learn about and observe common insects that live in our gardens.  Session is 30 minutes and will repeat every hour with last session at 3:30pm.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

4:00  General Shopping and Educational Exhibits close, Governors’ Halls