Drink the Garden at the Peel Mansion, Bentonville, AR

On a sunny Saturday, I beat the sweltering heat and depressing traffic to make my way to the historic Peel Mansion in Bentonville, to attend the first annual Drink the Garden event, which benefits renovation to the mansion and its grounds. Despite being bracketed by a Panda Garden and a Walmart, the mansion is beautiful, a piece of serenity on a busy road, featuring meticulously maintained grounds, a garden, and a house erected in 1875 by Colonel Samuel West Peel, the first native Arkansan elected to the US Congress and an apple aficionado. The trees and plants are still there, and today’s event featured four mixologists using herbs from the garden to create clever cocktails for attendeesĀ to vote on as we perused the grounds.DSC_8888-2 Continue reading “Drink the Garden at the Peel Mansion, Bentonville, AR”