The ACCESS Gardens horticultural program offers weekly gardening lessons along with a vocational education course. The coursework uses a textbook and lab book written by Norma Simmons, vocational education instructor, and Tammy Simmons, ACCESS executive director and co-founder. In conjunction with academic work, the school greenhouse and garden area offer a hands-on laboratory for learning and practicing horticulture principles.
Students learn about basic plant care, propagation, container garden design, lawn care maintenance, landscaping and floral design.
ACCESS Gardens Plant Sales
All proceeds benefit ACCESS programs and services.
Spring Plant Sale
Friday April 11, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 12, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Mother's Day Plant Sale
Friday, May 9, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 10, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday Plant Sales
Friday, April 18 and 25, and May 2, 16, 23 and 30, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
ACCESS Stella Boyle Smith Campus, 10618 Breckenridge Dr., Little Rock
The sales benefit programs and services for individuals with language and learning disabilities. Shop early for the best selection of high-quality plants to spruce up your home this fall! Featuring Proven Winners® plants.
ACCESS Gardens, a horticultural program designed for ACCESS students, helps youths achieve their highest level of independence in activities of daily living, leisure skills, vocational development, social skills and community integration. Students participate in every aspect of the semi-annual sales, from planning what to grow and caring for the plants to pricing and logging inventory and providing customer assistance.