2017 Schedule of Events

2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017download schedule in PDF


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

10:00-2:00 Landscape Challenge, Governors’ Halls
Watch local landscapers construct home foundation plantings live at the Show.

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 Arkansas’ Magical Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Fulton Room
Gardening Seminar by Lissa Morrison, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks Manager and Designer

10:30 The Pollination Life of Birds, Pope Room
Gardening Seminar by Dr. Dan Scheiman, Bird Conservation Director, Audubon Arkansas

11:45 Let’s Get Growing – Vegetable Gardening is Cool Again, Fulton Room
Gardening Seminar by Janet Carson, University of Arkansas Horticulture Specialist  

11:45 If Trees Could Talk—Oh Wait.  .  .  They Do, Pope Room
Gardening Seminar by Jane Gulley. Pulaski County Master Gardener

1:00 Healthy Yard / Healthy Planet –Sustainable Gardening, Fulton Room
Gardening Seminar by Lissa Morrison, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks Manager and Designer

1:00   Birding Basics, Pope Room
Gardening Seminar by Dr. Dan Scheiman, Bird Conservation Director, Audubon Arkansas

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

2:15   Building a Successful Farmers’ Market from the Ground Up, Pope Room
Gardening Seminar by Debra Bolding, Co-Manager for Howard County Farmer’s Market, Miller County Master Gardener

5:00-7:00 “Rock in the Garden,” Governors’ Halls
Live music and food trucks!

5:00-6:00 Floral Jewelry Workshop, Fulton Room
Hands-on floral jewelry design class with instruction by professional designers from the Arkansas Florists Association. Separate advance purchase ticket required.

6:00-7:00 Floral Armatures Workshop, Fulton Room
Hands-on floral canvas art design class with instruction by professional designers from the Arkansas Florists Association. Separate advance purchase ticket required.

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

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017


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 Creating Living Landscapes, Fulton Room
Gardening Seminar by Dr. Douglas Tallamy, Professor and Chair, Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, co-sponsored by The Arkansas Native Plant Society.

10:30 Cool Plants for Tight Spaces, Nooks & Crannies, and other Areas You Haven’t Thought About Before, Pope Room
Gardening Seminar by Dr.Todd Lasseigne, President and CEO, Tulsa Botanic Gardens

11:45 Building Pollinator Populations at Home, Fulton Room
Gardening Seminar by Dr. Douglas Tallamy, Professor and Chair, Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, co-sponsored by The Arkansas Native Plant Society.

11:45 Easy Growing Succulents for Patio or Porch, Pope Room
Gardening Seminar by Richard and Andrea Cleaver, Culberson’s Greenhouses

1:00 Growing Berries in Your Backyard, Fulton Room
Gardening Seminar by Dr. Amanda McWhirt, Assistant Professor, Horticulture Department, University of Arkansas

1:00 Year-round Gardening by Knowing Your Plants and Pushing the Envelops, Pope Room
Gardening Seminar by Dr. Todd Lasseigne, President and CEO, Tulsa Botanic Gardens

2:15 Terrific and Tough Annuals for Your Garden, Pope Room
Gardening Seminar by Richard Cleaver, Culberson’s Greenhouses

2:30 Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home, Fulton Room
Screening of the documentary film, sponsored by The Arkansas Native Plant Society

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

5:00-6:00 Floral Jewelry Workshop, Fulton Room
Hands-on floral jewelry design class with instruction by professional designers from the Arkansas Florists Association. Separate advance purchase ticket required.

5:00-6:00 Floral Fusion Workshop, Pope Room
Hands-on textural floral design class with instruction by professional designers from the Arkansas Florists Association. Separate advance purchase ticket required.

6:00-7:00 Floral Armatures Workshop, Fulton Room
Hands-on floral canvas art design class with instruction by professional designers from the Arkansas Florists Association. Separate advance purchase ticket required.

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

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017


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

11:00-3:30 Children’s Hands-on Gardening Workshops, Fulton Room & Pope Room
Sessions are 30 minutes and will repeat every hour with last session beginning at 3:00pm.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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