TAMPA HOME & GARDEN SHOW
Aug
25
to Aug 26

TAMPA HOME & GARDEN SHOW

  • Tampa Convention Center (map)
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verything For Your Home

At the Tampa Home Show you will find:
Builders, Contractors, Kitchens, Baths, Garden Displays, Landscapers, Pools, Spas, Security Systems, Garage Doors, Driveways, Windows, Solar, and much more

We have been producing Home & Garden Shows, Interior Design & Remodeling Shows, Lifestyle Shows and Golf Shows for over 21 years.
With  Home Shows from New York to Florida that are enormously successful with unparalleled customer service for exhibitors and attendees.
For homeowners and exhibitors alike, this is a can’t-miss event. East Coast Consumer Shows provides the opportunity for experts and homeowners to meet at this spectacular venue.

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SPRING FEVER IN THE GARDEN  - WINTER GARDEN, FL
Apr
7
to Apr 8

SPRING FEVER IN THE GARDEN - WINTER GARDEN, FL

Spring Fever in the Garden 2017




Presented by Bloom and Grow Garden Society

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017

In beautiful downtown Winter Garden

Hours – Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Free Admission     Pet Friendly

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 KANAPAHA SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL - GAINESVILLE, FL
Mar
24
to Mar 25

KANAPAHA SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL - GAINESVILLE, FL

  • KANAPAHA BOTANICAL GARDENS (map)
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SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL: MARCH 18 (9am - 5pm) & 19 (9am - 5pm)

This is Gainesville's premier horticultural event. The Spring Garden Festival features about 175 booths offering plants, landscape displays, garden accessories, arts and crafts, educational exhibits and, of course, foods. Also featured are live entertainment and live auctions. The children's area is included with the admission price and includes potting up a plant to take home, a photo opportunity, a bean bag toss, and many arts and crafts, such a making a tissue paper butterfly, newspaper hats, and coke bottle flowers. Parking is free and two off-site parking areas are serviced by shuttle buses. Admission is $8 for Adults and $5 for children three to thirteen. Cash only (no credit cards) at these events. A $2 discount is given for members of Kanapaha. No pets allowed during the festival please. For more info, click here

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SEMINOLE COUNTY SELF GUIDED FARM TOUR!
Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

SEMINOLE COUNTY SELF GUIDED FARM TOUR!

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$25 INCLUDES LUNCH, FARMS & RAFFLES!

Every family eats, therefore, every family needs a farmer. Do you know yours? Take this opportunity to meet and support your local Seminole County farmers and stewards of the land. Experience a sample of Seminole County's agricultural industry, past, present, and future! 

We are still working on the official 2018 Seminole County Farm Tour locations.  Farm Tour tickets will be on sale at the end of January. Let us know if you would like to be on our email list so you are the fisrt to know about events like the farm tour among others!

Payment Policy 

Payment policy: Pre-registration is required along with the non-refundable class registration fee. All ticket sales are final, no refunds. If you prefer to pay by cash or check, please visit our office at 250 West County Home Road Sanford, FL 32773 from Monday – Friday from 8am-5pm. Call 407-665-5554 first to see if tickets are available for purchase or for class scholarship opportunities.

Class Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy: Classes are subject to cancellation if a minimum number of attendees are not booked. If class is cancelled you will receive a notification, and a refund confirmation to the e-mail that is provided during the registration process. Refunds for class cancellations may take up to 30 days to process if registration fee is paid by cash or check. 

UF/ IFAS is an Equal Opportunity Institution

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. USDA, UF/IFAS Extension, FAMU and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.

For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact (name of person) at (phone number, or address) or 711 (telecommunication relay service) at least 10 days prior to the scheduled event so that proper consideration may be given to the request.

REFUND POLICY

Refunds up to 1 day before event

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LEU GARDENS ANNUAL PLANT SALE - ORLANDO, FL
Mar
10
to Mar 11

LEU GARDENS ANNUAL PLANT SALE - ORLANDO, FL

March 10 & 11, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Free Admission all Weekend!

Shop Leu Gardens’ Annual Spring Plant Sale! Over 50 growers and vendors selling a variety of plants and outdoor accessories to enhance your landscape and home.  Bring a wagon or plant cart for your purchases.  All vendors take cash and most take credit cards.

Leu Gardens’ Members shop early on Saturday, March 10 at 8:00 a.m.  This is only for Leu Gardens’ Members, please show your membership card and photo ID to be admitted early.  Guest(s) of members will be able to enter at 9:00 a.m.

 

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MARION COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS' SPRING FESTIVAL 2018
Mar
10
to Mar 11

MARION COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS' SPRING FESTIVAL 2018

  • 2232 Northeast Jacksonville Road Ocala, FL, 34470 United States (map)
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The Area's Largest All-In-One
Plant Sale & Gardening Expo!

Featuring vendors selling an array of plants, garden décor and plant-related accessories, attendees can find almost everything they need for gardening  and landscaping all in one place. Learn from the experts during in-garden talks and seminars on everything from trees to raised gardens and tropical fruit to composting. Bring the whole family - the Kids Gardening Zone will educate and entertain even the youngest green thumb.

For more information, call 352-671-8400 or email your Master Gardeners here.

 

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Downtown Melbourne Botanical Festival 2018
Mar
3
8:00 AM08:00

Downtown Melbourne Botanical Festival 2018

Melbourne Main Street is excited to announce that we will be hosting the Botanical Festival, formerly a Florida Institute of Technology event, in Historic Downtown Melbourne.

This fantastic event showcasing plant and garden vendors offering trees, plants, decorative items and more will take place on Saturday, March 4thfrom 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM in the parking lot of the 1900 Building.

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VEGFEST - GAINESVILLE, FL
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

VEGFEST - GAINESVILLE, FL

Gainesville VegFest is presented by North Florida Veg Events, Inc. and is a celebration of a healthy, sustainable and compassionate way of life. Our hope is for people of all ages to have fun and learn about the many ways to improve health, lessen our impact on the environment and reduce animal suffering. This free, family-friendly event includes speakers, vendors, exhibitors, educational booths, music, children’s activities, and much more!

  • Date & Time: Saturday February 17, 2018, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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ORLANDO HOME & GARDEN 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Feb
9
to Feb 11

ORLANDO HOME & GARDEN 10TH ANNIVERSARY

  • Orange County Convention Center Hall NB (North B) (map)
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SHOW HOURS

Friday, Feb. 09 12p-7p

Saturday, Feb. 10a-7p

Sunday, Feb. 11a-5p

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

We can help you get your Projects Solved! With thousands of square feet of exhibits you’ll find the latest in products and services for everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscape displays/materials, kitchenware, and much more.


 

CELEBRITY GUESTS

Tom Silva, Star of PBS' "This Old House" - Appearing On The Celebrity Stage 1p & 3p Saturday

As a proud member of America’s favorite home improvement team since 1986, general contractor Tom Silva has provided years of expert advice to home enthusiasts across the country on This Old House. He also brings his endless expertise to This Old House’s sister show, Ask This Old House.

Tom says, “Each job is unique and different, which is just what I like. Besides loving my work, I’ve made good friends with the entire crew of This Old House, and it’s been a rewarding experience.” Tom has contributed to Complete Remodeling and Complete Landscaping, published by This Old House Books in conjunction with Sunset Books in 2004, and the Homeowner’s Manual, published by This Old House Books in 2000. He is on the editorial board of This Old Housemagazine, published by This Old House Ventures, Inc., where his work and expert advice are featured regularly.

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Brian Santos, "The Wall Wizard"

Learn painting tips and tricks and how to paint from the pantry in a flash with seminars all weekend from Brian Santos.

Brian Santos, a fourth generation painting contractor and author of best-selling how-to books, uses “edutaining” demonstrations in his television appearances and how-to’s for industry giants like Sherwin-Williams, Imperial Wall coverings, Home Depot and Lowe’s, and at home and garden shows throughout the world to create wall magic whether it be with paint, paper, or fabric.

Over a touring career of more than 25 years, Santos has developed a series of “Wizard Workshops” that educate and empower audiences with simple tips, tricks, and techniques to help them tackle projects around the house with confidence.

He has given in excess of 5,000 Wall Magic workshops to more than one million do-it-yourselfers all over the world! Brian has also shared his expertise on national TV, including Good Morning America, Today, and HGTV’s Smart Solutions, as well as on TLC and the Discovery Channel.

Growing up and working in the San Francisco Bay area, Brian’s past clients include former San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Joe Montana, actress Doris Day, and Star Wars creator George Lucas.

LIVE! WORLD-RENOWNED SAND SCULPTOR

Ted Siebert

All weekend, Guinness World Record Holder, Ted Siebert will be building a sand sculpture in the OCCC, right in front of your eyes!

An artist by background and training, Ted discovered that sand sculpting is the ideal combination of art and sport. As co-captain of the competitive team Totally in Sand, he has helped set eight-world records, duly noted by Guinness World Records. He is a World Champion, North American Champion, Canadian Champion, and holds titles as U.S. National and Canadian National Champion.

Ted is the author of the acclaimed The Art of Sandcastling and the Sandcastle in a Box. He has been recognized in the book, The Sculpture Reference,  as one of 288 leading contemporary living sculptors. Ted has also taught sculpture at Savannah College of Art and Design. Along with sand, Ted sculpts in wood, clay, and is a fine art oil painter.

A graduate from the University of Washington with a degree in Creative Writing, Ted has published several titles as an illustrator. A native of the Northwest Pacific, Ted now resides in the Chicago, IL area with his wife Laura and children Danielle, Nicolas, and Gus.

http://www.sandsculpting.com/sculptor-profiles/

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

 

Landscaping & Gardening

Stroll the beautiful landscape displays to inspire your own home & garden! Visit landscapers’ booths to have your questions answered; don’t forget your plans, pictures and blueprints! Plus, pick up a plant from Sun State Trees & Sod Express Plant Sale!

 

Bring A Soil Sample!! Let's the experts diagnose it and help your plants thrive!

The UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Master Gardeners will be conducting Free pH Soil Testing at their plant clinic!

University of Florida Master Gardeners will provide free pH testing for those who bring soil samples. Soil samples should be removed from several locations in your planting bed or area of concern, at a depth of 6 inches.

 

Complete Selection of Home Improvement

Come experience a show where you can really get a ‘feel’ for your next home improvement project. Check out the DIY Workshop Stage by The Home Depot for How-To, DIY info on everyday projects around the house!
You’ll find just about everything for your home all under one roof:
• Kitchen & Bath Experts
• Contractors & Remodelers
• Interior design
• Outdoor Living & Entertaining
• Cabinets, Countertops & Flooring
• Closet & Garage Storage & Organization
• Solar Energy Solutions

 

Interior Design & Style

This show is packed with design & style!

Back by popular demand, Brian Santos, The Wall Wizard (details above). And, back with new finishes, the 2500 sq. ft. SODO Home Design Center, featuring the latest trends in lighting, kitchens, baths, countertops, flooring, cabinetry, appliances & more. You can touch and feel new products from the highest quality brands; find solutions that inspire you and revitalize your home!

Plus, interior designer Carmina Marie of Carmina Marie Interior Design will be giving design seminars and teaching you how to transition your home from traditional to modern, including tips on smart home technology, the latest trend!

 

New Product Zone

Back by popular demand! The New Product Zone will be a display of all the newest products to help you around the house and make everyday tasks easier and more fun! Just when you think you’ve got it all, you will have the next “must have” item right here!

 

Kid's Zone

We have several activities to keep the kiddos occupied with a variety of activities put on by local businesses!
• Kids Build Activity by The Home Depot
• Free 4×6 Spring Family Photos by Michele Justice Photography
• Face Painting & Balloon Animals by Fun Faces
• Fun Science Activities with Mad Science

 

Pet Zone & Bird of Prey Shows

No house is a home without a pet! Adopt a pet onsite through Plka Dogz Pet Rescue and see who really rescues who!

Also, have a Critter Encounter and watch live demonstrations of Birds of Prey by Wild About Birds; learn about Florida’s birds of prey and their role in nature!

 

Unique Shopping & Treats

Enjoy wine tasting and the Art, Gift & Gourmet area with unique, local treats and tastes and hand made items!

 

Donate Life! Donate Blood on Friday!

Oneblood will be at the show collecting blood donations from 1-6pm on Friday! Take this chance to save a life!

*Features and show details are subject to change.

GIVEAWAYS

 

 

Click here for contest rules.

 

Special Thanks to our Feature Sponsors

        

 

 

 

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GARDENFEST!   GARDEN CLUB OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY
Feb
3
to Feb 4

GARDENFEST! GARDEN CLUB OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY

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NATURE’S FINEST MARKETPLACE…

The 15th annual Gardenfest! was held in Riverside Park, Vero Beach with 90 vendors, 8 non-profit organizations and 8 Blue Ribbon sponsors greeting over 20,000 visitors. Saturday, February 6 was a beautiful day with large crowds causing traffic to back-up the Barber Bridge and in the large grass parking lots. Rains returned Saturday night after saturating the area about 1 ½ weeks ago so, for the first time in 15 years, there was standing water in the park on Sunday, February 7. Vendors were moved, walkways covered, mulch spread but the show went on. People cheered late morning when the sun came out and crowds appeared on this sunny, cold day. 

It was a beautiful shopping event with plants, planters, pottery, fountains, furniture, patio designs, lighting, statuary and other garden accessories. Plants for sale included palms, ferns, orchids, bromeliads, Florida natives, herbs, succulents, bamboo and roses. Gardenfest! continues as the horticulturist's weekend resource and garden shopper's Mecca.

Fans of the horticulture arena visited Gardenfest! for the interesting "Ask The Expert" question and answer sessions each day facilitated by top-notch authorities in their fields. Our experts for 2016 were:

• "Caring for Your Orchids" with John Odom of Odom's Orchids, Inc.
• "Herbs, Garden To Table" with Dennis Gretton of D&D Growers
• "Garden Pollinators" with Shari Blisset-Clark of the Florida Bat Conservancy/Bat Belfrys
• "Shade Gardening" with Kathy Roberts of Central Florida Ferns
• "Caladiums" with Merry Savoy of Fancy Leaf Caladiums
• "Florida Natives" with Janice Broda of the Florida Native Plant Society- Eugenia Chapter
• "The History, Benefits and Uses of Old Growth Cypress Wood" with Dee and Jesse Vance of Nature's Relics
• "All About Orchids" with Paul Price of the Treasure Coast Orchid Society
 

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ANNUAL KUMQUAT FESTIVAL - DADE CITY, FL
Jan
28
9:00 AM09:00

ANNUAL KUMQUAT FESTIVAL - DADE CITY, FL

  • The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce (map)
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Festival Information

ADMISSION: FREE

TIME: Sat 9am - 5pm

As many as 40,000 people attend our one day event every year, with over 425 vendors and 40 sponsors participating, filling our historic Downtown core. Here, visitors can enjoy all kinds of tasty kumquat treats, from kumquat pie to kumquat cookies, smoothies, ice cream, marmalade, and even kumquat salsa.

Dade City's Annual Kumquat Festival®, held the last Saturday in January each year, (Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 9am to 5pm) has become extremely popular for its homegrown, family-friendly entertainment. Visitors can listen to local entertainment, get their face painted, look at antique cars, and shop for arts and crafts.

Fun Activities to SEE & DO at the festival include:Arts & Crafts, Delicious Food (from our local restaurants, food vendors and food trucks), Car & Truck Show, Health & Wellness Area, Live Local Entertainment, Farmer's Market, Kumquat Kids Corral, Kumquats, Kumquat Pie & Products, Quilt Challenge and our wonderful Sponsors.

Admission is FREE, transportation from two satellite parking areas is FREE, city owned public parking downtown is FREE and the experience of a unique, authentic and fun filled festival is unforgettable.

Directions to Dade City

— From Interstate 75 — east on Highway 52 to Downtown Dade City (on Festival Day - free satellite parking at the Pasco Fairgrounds on US Highway 52 coming into Dade City, free shuttle to the Festival)

— From US Highway 301 — north or south follow into Downtown Dade City (on Festival Day - free satellite parking across from Jarrett Ford, free shuttle to the Festival)

Come and join us — for more information call our Chamber at 352-567-3769

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NATIONAL PREPPERS & SURVIVALISTS  EXPO- JACKSONVILLE
Dec
1
to Dec 2

NATIONAL PREPPERS & SURVIVALISTS EXPO- JACKSONVILLE

Admission:

$15 for One Day

$20 for Two Days

$5 with Valid Military ID

Children 12 and Under are FREE

Come join us for the 8th NPS Expo

The National Preppers and Survivalists Expo is a 2 day event focusing on the preparedness, self reliance, supplies and survival skills that are crucial when a catastrophe strikes. Natural disasters, man-made events and global unrest can trigger panic and disrupt our social or political order without warning.

Preparing for such emergencies can help you and your family survive if ever an event occurs.

Come join us and see 100's of exhibits, tons of classes and 1,000's of Preppers and Survivalists for this Emergency Preparedness Mega Event.

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MUNN PARK EXTRAVAGANZA GARDENING SHOW
Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

MUNN PARK EXTRAVAGANZA GARDENING SHOW

ADMISSION: FREE

Enjoy a free family day of activities while exploring the many plants and flowers for sale at Lakeland's Annual Munn Park Garden Extravaganza featuring over 50 vendors who will be selling a large variety of plants & flowers for yards and patios, as well as beautiful and unusual garden art.

Attend garden presentations and browse garden-related crafts here. A small standard flower show will be held at Arts on the Park, just adjacent to Munn Park. There will also be a horticulture show in the park, and Master Gardeners on hand to answer all questions, and soil testing will be done for $3.00.

A new plant introduction and many informational handouts will be available. Food & drinks will also be available

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Aug
25
to Aug 27

ORLANDO FALL HOME & GARDEN SHOW

  • Orange County Convention Center West Hall Booth 1038 & 1040 (map)
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CELEBRITY GUESTS

Ahmed Hassan, Celebrity Landscaper as seen on DIY Network's "Yard Crashers"

With his television debut in 2000, Ahmed Hassan is best known as the original host of DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers.” Following a series of hosting stints for numerous DIY Network television shows including, “The Dirt On…,” “Green Me Up,” and “Blog Cabin,” the network created “Yard Crashers” to showcase Ahmed’s high energy, motivational spirit and love for everything green.

Millions of viewers, charmed by his engaging personality and unique style of education and entertainment have identified Ahmed as a Landscape and Design Superstar. In September 2011, The Nate Berkus Show unveiled Ahmed’s work as lead design consultant for Monica “Warrior Mom” Jorge’s house. He co-hosted HGTV’s live coverage of the 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade. He has served as guest contributor for the CBS Early Show and NBC’s Today Show.  He is a guest columnist for several publications including HGTV Magazine.

Ahmed Hassan is an accredited landscape Design/Build, Contractor, Home Improvement Salesperson and Certified Landscape Maintenance Technician.  He owns Ahmad Hassan Landscape Services, a full service landscape company. He has collaborated and worked on several landscape and construction projects throughout the country.

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Skip Bedell, Co-Host of Spike TV's "Catch A Contractor"

Skip Bedell is a licensed Home Improvement Contractor and television personality. His love for building began at a very early age as he learned carpentry skills from his grandfather and father, both master craftsman who had built some of Long Island’s earliest homes. In addition, the family lived on a marina they owned, Bedell’s Boat Yard, and Skip grew up watching his grandfather build everything from boats to furniture in the wood shop, and thus began his affinity for hand tools and the smell of fresh saw dust. Skip soon learned to build as a teenage apprentice and began working on hundreds of homes. It was these earliest jobs where he acquired his vast knowledge of the trades, working under master carpenters, licensed electricians, plumbers and masons.

Skip’s knowledgeable and friendly persona landed him roles in local television commercials for building products, e-learning modules, and a Home Depot holiday gift segment on NBC’s Today Show.  Most recently, he is the co-host of Catch A Contractor, which recently completed it’s 3rd season on Spike, along with his wife Alison and Adam Carolla.  You can also find him regularly giving DIY tips and product advice on the FOX News Network’s morning show, FOX & Friends.

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Boyce Thompson

An author and public speaker, Boyce Thompson curates a Life-Changing Products exhibit that appeared at ten of the largest American home shows in 2017. To identify products that redefine life at home, Thompson monitors crowd-funding campaigns, attends industry trade shows, and scours magazines and websites. The exhibit includes groundbreaking products that just hit the market and along with prototypes that aren’t yet available for sale.

Previous exhibits have featured air conditioners that sense how many people are in the room; smart grid appliances that know the best time to run; inexpensive voice- and motion-activated home automation systems; and deadbolts that monitor who is at the door. The exhibit allows show-goers to use the products in an interactive fashion. Thompson also delivers seminars that explore trends that drive the do-it-yourself, remodeling, and new home markets

Read More » 

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TAMPA HOME & GARDEN SHOW
Aug
19
to Aug 20

TAMPA HOME & GARDEN SHOW

  • Tampa Convention Center (map)
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August 19 & 20, 2017 •

Sat. 11-6 • Sun. 11-5

Regular Admission $8
Seniors $4 All Weekend
Military and Children under 18FREE

Produced by:
East Coast Consumer Shows

Everything For Your Home

Builders, Contractors, Kitchens, Baths, Garden Displays, Landscapers, Pools, Spas, Security Systems, Garage Doors, Driveways, Windows, Solar, and much more

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31st ANNUAL GREEN THUMB FESTIVAL
Apr
22
to Apr 23

31st ANNUAL GREEN THUMB FESTIVAL

  • Walter Fuller Recreation Center (map)
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The Green Thumb Festival features:

  • Environmental and horticultural exhibits and vendors - with every kind of plant imaginable
  • Diagnostic soil and water sample clinic
  • Recycling rally
  • Children's Tree Climbing
  • Garden Wagon Parade
  • Free mulch
  • Plant auction
  • More than 1,000 trees for sale for $5
  • Free Butterfly plants - 500 each day
  • Ask an Arborist
  • Tool sharpening booth - bring your dull tools
  • Entertainment
  • Children's programs
  • Variety of environmental programs
  • Food court
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SPRING FEVER IN THE GARDEN
Apr
8
to Apr 9

SPRING FEVER IN THE GARDEN

Spring Fever in the Garden 2017




Presented by Bloom and Grow Garden Society

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017

In beautiful downtown Winter Garden

Hours – Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Free Admission     Pet Friendly

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KANAPAHA SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL 2017
Mar
18
to Mar 19

KANAPAHA SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL 2017

  • KANAPAHA BOTANICAL GARDENS (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL: MARCH 18 (9am - 5pm) & 19 (9am - 5pm)

This is Gainesville's premier horticultural event. The Spring Garden Festival features about 175 booths offering plants, landscape displays, garden accessories, arts and crafts, educational exhibits and, of course, foods. Also featured are live entertainment and live auctions. The children's area is included with the admission price and includes potting up a plant to take home, a photo opportunity, a bean bag toss, and many arts and crafts, such a making a tissue paper butterfly, newspaper hats, and coke bottle flowers. Parking is free and two off-site parking areas are serviced by shuttle buses. Admission is $8 for Adults and $5 for children three to thirteen. Cash only (no credit cards) at these events. A $2 discount is given for members of Kanapaha. No pets allowed during the festival please. For more info, click here

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LEU GARDENS ANNUAL PLANT SALE
Mar
11
to Mar 12

LEU GARDENS ANNUAL PLANT SALE

Annual Plant Sale, March 11 & 12, 9:00 a.m.

March 11 & 12, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Free Admission all Weekend!

Shop Leu Gardens’ Annual Spring Plant! Over 50 growers and vendors selling a variety of plants and outdoor accessories to enhance your landscape and home.  Bring a wagon or plant cart for your purchases.

Leu Gardens’ Members shop early on Saturday, March 11 at 8:00 a.m.  This is only for Leu Gardens’ Members, please show your membership card and photo ID to be admitted early.

Delicious food and treats will be available to purchase.

Please check 3 weeks before the event for a map and list of growers/vendors.

 

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MARION COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS SPRING FESTIVAL 2017
Mar
11
to Mar 12

MARION COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS SPRING FESTIVAL 2017

  • Marion County Spring Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The area's largest all-in-one
plant sale and gardening expo!

Featuring vendors selling an array of plants, garden décor and plant-related accessories, attendees can find almost everything they need for gardening  and landscaping all in one place. Learn from the experts during in-garden talks and seminars on everything from trees to raised gardens and tropical fruit to composting. Bring the whole family - the Kids Gardening Zone will educate and entertain even the youngest green thumb.

For more information, call 352-671-8400 or email here.

Directions

 

Indoor seminars, In-garden talks and Demonstrations

For face-to-face Q&A
locate a dark green Master Gardener shirt            

Making your own soilMicro-irrigation systems

Orchids in Central FloridaCultivar productos tropicales

Equipment and fertilizersCaring for your Florida lawn

Pest control optionsGood bugs, bad bugs

Essential garden toolsMust-have plants for Marion

Growing tropical cropsFlorida-friendly landscapes

Vegetable garden successBird and butterfly gardens

Small garden successChoosing lawn professionals

Organic gardening

 Indoor seminars, In-garden talks and Demonstrations

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Downtown Melbourne Botanical Festival 2017Saturday, March 4thfrom 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM in the parking lot of the 1900 Building.
Mar
4
8:00 AM08:00

Downtown Melbourne Botanical Festival 2017Saturday, March 4thfrom 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM in the parking lot of the 1900 Building.

Melbourne Main Street is excited to announce that we will be hosting the Botanical Festival, formerly a Florida Institute of Technology event, in Historic Downtown Melbourne.

This fantastic event showcasing plant and garden vendors offering trees, plants, decorative items and more will take place on Saturday, March 4thfrom 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM in the parking lot of the 1900 Building.

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Orlando Home & Garden Show
Feb
17
to Feb 19

Orlando Home & Garden Show

  • Orange County Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
FarmDaddy Orlando Home & Garden Show

SHOW HOURS

Friday, Feb. 17   12:00 - 7:00

Saturday, Feb. 18  10:00 - 7:00

Sunday, Feb. 19   11:00 - 5:00

Sold onsite | Cash or Check Only
Times, prices & features subject to change.

Adults 17+ $9.00

Seniors 65+ $7.00

16 and Under FREE

Active Military w/ ID FREE

*Discount offers cannot be combined. No further discounts can be applied to senior admission.

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2017 BOTANICA PLANT SALE (PORT ST. LUCIE)
Feb
11
to Feb 12

2017 BOTANICA PLANT SALE (PORT ST. LUCIE)

  • Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens (map)
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The Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens proudly announce our 2017 Botanica Garden Festival and Plant Sale which will be held at The Gardens on Saturday – February 11th, 2017 and Sunday – February 12th, 2017 from 9am to 4pm each day. 

The 8th Annual Botanica Garden Festival event is a two day plant sale of horticulture specialists from around Florida; experts in their chosen field of landscape and ornamental plants and flowers. Botanica Garden Festival and Plant Sale represents a special and fun opportunity for residents of Port St Lucie to shop for unique and unusual specimens to enhance their personal plant environment as well as a large variety of plant related merchandise. The vendors are all experts in their respective fields and the opportunity to “learn from the experts” is an invaluable asset to the consumer. These vendors know their plants! Light requirements, water needs, temperature sensitivity – all combine to ensure a healthy landscape or ornamental plant. 

Vendors specializing in fruit trees, heliconias & gingers, orchids, succulents, palm trees, bromeliads, camelias, herbs .. the list is extensive .. are on site at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens for the two day Botanica Garden Festival and Plant Sale. Don’t miss this once-a year opportunity.

The Port St Lucie Botanical Gardens is a twenty acre gem, adjacent to the St Lucie River north fork on Westmoreland Boulevard near Port St. Lucie Boulevard. A serene, tranquil setting for residents and visitors alike to enjoy Florida at its best. This is a free admission event.

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GARDENFEST!   GARDEN CLUB OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY
Feb
4
to Feb 5

GARDENFEST! GARDEN CLUB OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY

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NATURE’S FINEST MARKETPLACE…

The 15th annual Gardenfest! was held in Riverside Park, Vero Beach with 90 vendors, 8 non-profit organizations and 8 Blue Ribbon sponsors greeting over 20,000 visitors. Saturday, February 6 was a beautiful day with large crowds causing traffic to back-up the Barber Bridge and in the large grass parking lots. Rains returned Saturday night after saturating the area about 1 ½ weeks ago so, for the first time in 15 years, there was standing water in the park on Sunday, February 7. Vendors were moved, walkways covered, mulch spread but the show went on. People cheered late morning when the sun came out and crowds appeared on this sunny, cold day. 

It was a beautiful shopping event with plants, planters, pottery, fountains, furniture, patio designs, lighting, statuary and other garden accessories. Plants for sale included palms, ferns, orchids, bromeliads, Florida natives, herbs, succulents, bamboo and roses. Gardenfest! continues as the horticulturist's weekend resource and garden shopper's Mecca.

Fans of the horticulture arena visited Gardenfest! for the interesting "Ask The Expert" question and answer sessions each day facilitated by top-notch authorities in their fields. Our experts for 2016 were:

• "Caring for Your Orchids" with John Odom of Odom's Orchids, Inc.
• "Herbs, Garden To Table" with Dennis Gretton of D&D Growers
• "Garden Pollinators" with Shari Blisset-Clark of the Florida Bat Conservancy/Bat Belfrys
• "Shade Gardening" with Kathy Roberts of Central Florida Ferns
• "Caladiums" with Merry Savoy of Fancy Leaf Caladiums
• "Florida Natives" with Janice Broda of the Florida Native Plant Society- Eugenia Chapter
• "The History, Benefits and Uses of Old Growth Cypress Wood" with Dee and Jesse Vance of Nature's Relics
• "All About Orchids" with Paul Price of the Treasure Coast Orchid Society
 

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Jan
28
9:00 AM09:00

20TH ANNUAL KUMQUAT FESTIVAL

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As many as 40,000 people attend our one day event every year, with over 425 vendors and 40 sponsors participating, filling our historic Downtown core. Here, visitors can enjoy all kinds of tasty kumquat treats, from kumquat pie to kumquat cookies, smoothies, ice cream, marmalade, and even kumquat salsa.

Dade City's Annual Kumquat Festival®, held the last Saturday in January each year, (Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 9am to 5pm) has become extremely popular for its homegrown, family-friendly entertainment. Visitors can listen to local entertainment, get their face painted, look at antique cars, and shop for arts and crafts.

Fun Activities to SEE & DO at the festival include:Arts & Crafts, Delicious Food (from our local restaurants, food vendors and food trucks), Car & Truck Show, Health & Wellness Area, Live Local Entertainment, Farmer's Market, Kumquat Kids Corral, Kumquats, Kumquat Pie & Products, Quilt Challenge and our wonderful Sponsors.

Admission is FREE, transportation from two satellite parking areas is FREE, city owned public parking downtown is FREE and the experience of a unique, authentic and fun filled festival is unforgettable.

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