Plant with a Master Gardener and Enjoy a Movie on the Lawn at the Museum
Do you want to start a garden of herbs, flowers, vegetables, or maybe a combination of all three? Visit Carrollton’s A.W. Perry Homestead Museum (1509 N. Perry Road) on Friday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. to learn from a Master Gardener with the Dallas County Master Gardener Association (DCMGA). After the demonstration, stay for a screening of the dark comedy The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) NR in Pearl Perry Gravley Park.
“Our Movie on the Lawn series is a great way to enjoy the open air and revisit some older films,” said Museum Curator Cody Scallions. “To get the community involved and excited about events at the Homestead, the Museum staff tied the theme of the movie to a fun and interactive program.”
Learn what it takes to establish a garden as well as what to grow, where to place a garden in your yard, and where to get more information. The DCMGA is a state-wide, non-profit organization made up of more than 7,000 volunteers with 400 members certified as Master Gardeners in horticulture. Programs are designed to ensure that the public has the best gardening experience. Instructors teach participants how to establish gardens based on best gardening practices and principles that result in sustainable, productive, and beautiful landscapes.
After the gardening fun, stay for the movie and learn how Seymour Krelboyne, a clumsy employee about to be fired from a small floral shop in Los Angeles, saves his job when he brings a unique hybrid he created from two different breeds of plants to work. He names the plant Audrey Junior after his beautiful co-worker upon whom he has secretly harbored a long-term crush. One night, Seymour discovers that the plant can talk, but must keep his discovery a secret. Audrey Junior has other ideas.
Bring a blanket and a chair to relax on as the evening transitions from learning what plants can be grown and eaten in Texas, to watching a plant grow and eat people.
For more information about the A.W. Perry Museum, visit cityofcarrollton.com/museum.