2020 Schedule of Events

2020 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


Picture of show floor with gardens

FRIDAY, February 28, 2020download schedule in PDF


9:00     Show Opens

  • Display Gardens, vendors and the food court are located in Barton Coliseum.
  • How-To Sessions and the Flower Show are located in the Arts & Crafts Building.
  • The first 50 kids in attendance will receive a free plant at the 4-H booth.
  • The Silent Auction will be located on the arena floor in Barton Coliseum.
  • Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs hosts their flower show in the Arts & Crafts Building.
  • Visit the Art of the Garden event in the southwest concourse.

9:30     How-To Sessions begin in the Arts & Crafts Building
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

9:30     Soil in the Garden Vic Ford, U of A Cooperative Extension Service
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

10:00   Demystifying Drip Irrigation Cindy Franklin, Pulaski County Master Gardener
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

10:30   Arkansas Flower & Garden Show Awards – Volunteer of the Year, Scholarship winners, Greening of Arkansas Grants and Garden Recognition
            First Community Bank Stage in Barton Coliseum

10:30   Farm Life: City Living Sandy DeCoursey, Executive Director, St. Joseph Center of Arkansas
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

11:00   P. Allen Smith  A Garden Geek’s Manifesto: Getting Your Hands in the Soil and Why it’s Important
            First Community Bank Stage in Barton Coliseum

11:00   Landscape Drainage Solutions Chris Keeling, Keeling Company
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

11:30   The Cutting Edge; Five Easy Steps to Home Propagation Jim Robbins, U of A Cooperative Ext. Service
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

12:00   Fun with Succulents Richard Cleaver, Culberson’s Greenhouses
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

12:30   Establishing a Backyard Apiary Mark Guenther, Central Arkansas Beekeepers Assoc.
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

1:00     Native Plants as Food Sources & Nutritional Alternatives Rose Marie Nuffer, Central Arkansas Herbalism
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

1:30     How to Germinate Seeds of Native Plants Theo Whitsell, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

2:00     Promoting Wildflowers on Arkansas Roadsides Joe Ledvina, AR Dept of Transportation – Natural Resources
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

2:30     Poultry Breeds for Hobby Flocks Dr Sara Orlowski, Extension Poultry Specialist, U of A
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

3:00     Basic Poultry Flock Husbandry Dr. F. Dustin Clark, U of A Cooperative Extension, Poultry Health Veterinarian
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

3:30     Tablescapes with 2020 Vision Justin Hoadley & Alex Hudson, Tanarah Luxe Floral & Event Styling
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

4:00     Living Soil Tina Marie Wilcox, Ozark Folk Center State Park
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

5:00     Show Closes

 

SATURDAY, February 29, 2020


9:00     Show Opens

  • Silent Auction from 9:00 – 3:00 in Barton Coliseum
  • Display Gardens, vendors and the food court are located in Barton Coliseum.
  • How-To Sessions and the Flower Show are located in the Arts & Crafts Building.
  • The first 50 kids in attendance will receive a free plant at the 4-H booth.
  • Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs hosts their flower show in the Arts & Crafts Building.
  • Visit the Art of the Garden event in the southwest concourse.

9:30     Success with Azaleas Ronnie Palmer, Arkansas Chapter, Azalea Society of America
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

10:00   Beautify & Retain Your Landscape with Curbing Solutions Fred Stewart, Classical Curbs
           How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

10:30   Catching Swarms for the Backyard Hive Mark Guenther, Central Arkansas Beekeepers Assoc.
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

11:00   Creating a Wildlife Refuge in Your Back-Yard Cindy Franklin, Pulaski County Master Gardener
           How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

11:30   Gardening for the Future (Native Plants) Rand Retzloff, Grand Designs
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

12:00   Habitat Chat Jim Allen, Wild Birds Unlimited (LR) & Mary Evans, Pulaski County Master Gardener
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

12:30   Native bees:  Why We Need Them and They Need Us Cathie Connaughton, Faulkner County Master Gardener
           How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

1:00     Building a Monarch Butterfly Garden Holly Anderson & Leslie Fowler, Arkansas Monarch Conservation Partnership
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

1:30    Medicinal Herb Gardening: 3 Simple Herbal Remedies from Plants You Already Grow
           Jill McSheehy, Journey with Jill- Garden writer & podcaster at Journeywithjill.net
           How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

2:00     Rubus: Herb of the Year 2020 Tina Marie Wilcox, Ozark Folk Center State Park
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

2:30    How to Make Compound Herb Butter Debbie Tripp, Rosemary Hill Herb Farm
           How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

3:00     Silent Auction Ends

3:00     The Chain of Life: The Long and Eventual Journey of Fresh Cut Flowers Jim Watkins, Frances Flower Shop
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

3:30      We Need Trees & Trees Need Us Krista Quinn, Faulkner County Extension Agent
             How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

4:00     Care & Selection of Japanese Maples Scott Smith, River Valley Horticultural Products
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

5:00     Show Closes

 

SUNDAY, March 1, 2020


10:00  Show Opens

  • Display Gardens, vendors and the food court are located in Barton Coliseum.
  • How-To Sessions and the Flower Show are located in the Arts & Crafts Building.
  • The first 50 kids in attendance will receive a free plant at the 4-H booth.
  • Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs hosts their flower show in the Arts & Crafts Building.
  • Visit the Art of the Garden event in the southwest concourse.

11:00   Odyssey of Change Through the Years in Floral Design Jim Watkins, Frances Flower Shop
           How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

11:30   How to Grow, Propagate & Enjoy Scented Geraniums Kathleen Connole, Ozark Folk Center State Park
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

12:00    Bonsai Basics for Beginners Dustin Lane, Central Arkansas Bonsai Society
             How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

12:30   Totally Terrific Terrariums Sharon Mayes, Pulaski County Master Gardener
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

1:00      Easy & Carefree Groundcovers Susan Rose, Pulaski County Master Gardener
             How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

1:30     Camellia Care & General Info Paige Mizell, Mizell’s Camellia Hill Nursery (Louisiana)
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

2:00     Questions Answered: African Violets Betty Ferguson, Central Arkansas African Violet Society
            How-To Stage in the Arts & Crafts Building

3:00     Show Closes

*Topics and speakers are subject to change.

 

Make plans to join us next year for 2021!