We are excited to kick off the 2023 spring tour season with a Spillers, Fillers, and Thrillers: Sun and Shade Container Design Demo Lunch & Learn Tour. Whether you’re working with limited space or just looking for more versatility in your gardening, containers are a great option. Container gardens provide a statement of seasonal color and allow you to add more variety to your garden in spite of space limitations. The thriller-filler-spiller design concept is my favorite for containers. The design makes such a big impact and takes a lot of the guesswork out of planning a container planting.
- GATES OPEN & CHECK-IN
- You will not receive a digital or printed ticket as they are not needed for entry. Your name will be on a list at the registration area located near the restrooms and gift shop adjacent to the parking area. Enjoy refreshments under the tent until tour begins.
- 10:00 - 12:00
- GUIDED TOUR OF HOME & GARDENS
- A guided tour through P. Allen Smith’s three-story Greek Revival-style home. Guests will learn about P. Allen Smith’s authentic design approach that pays homage to the history of the farm. Explore Arkansas’ beautiful countryside overlooking the Arkansas River while touring Allen’s Terrace Garden, the Hidden Rose Garden, Hydrangea Allée, and his one-acre Vegetable Garden.
- 12:00 - 1:00
- LUNCH IN GRANGE HALL
- Connect to the land as you sit down to a farm-to-table lunch featuring a Seasonal recipe from P. Allen Smith’s book, Seasonal Recipes from the Garden. For dessert, enjoy a slice of Allen’s famous buttermilk pecan pie with homemade whipped cream.
- 1:00 - 2:00
- GUIDED TOUR OF POULTRYVILLE
- Last but certainly not least, a visit to Poultryville to meet the chickens and other animals. Learn about Allen’s effort to conserve America’s early poultry breeds and why he started the Heritage Poultry Conservancy. While you are there, say hi to your favorite farm animals from Allen’s television show—Trudy, Moose, Smudge & Squeak, just to name a few.
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