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KANAPAHA SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL - GAINESVILLE, FL
Mar
23
to Mar 24

KANAPAHA SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL - GAINESVILLE, FL

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SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL: MARCH 23 (9am - 5pm) & 24 (9am - 5pm)

This is Gainesville's premier horticultural event. The Spring Garden Festival features about 150 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. Parking is free and off-site parking areas are serviced by shuttle buses. Admission is $10 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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GARDENFEST!   GARDEN CLUB OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY
Feb
2
to Feb 3

GARDENFEST! GARDEN CLUB OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY

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NATURE’S FINEST MARKETPLACE…

For two days in early February, Vero Beach’s Riverside Park transforms into one of the largest free and family-friendly garden shows in Florida, Gardenfest! Visitors come from far and wide to stroll under the oaks and enjoy the amazing vendors, lectures, demonstrations, food and raffle prizes. Many arrive with their wagons in tow, ready for the treasures they will find.

Once again, it’s time to get your wagons ready! Gardenfest! returns February 2nd & 3rd, 2019.

Gardenfest! – Nature’s Finest Marketplace is hosted by the Garden Club of Indian River County and celebrates everything garden. Gardenfest! chairmen spend the summer scouring the south to bring together the highest quality vendors. This year over 85 vendors have been hand-selected assuring an incredible selection of plants and garden accessories.

At Gardenfest! plants for sale include palms, ferns, orchids, bromeliads, Florida natives, herbs, succulents, bamboo, fruit trees, bonsai, roses and geraniums. There are also planters, pottery, fountains, furniture, lighting, statuary and other garden accessories. 

In addition, the crowd favorite, “Ask the Experts,” returns each day with free lectures, demonstrations and Q & A sessions all led by local authorities. 
When it’s time to take a break, rest under the oaks and enjoy fabulous food vendors, including a Vero Beach favorite, 14 Bones. There are activities for the younger gardener too, and don’t forget tickets for the wonderful raffle prizes. From golf packages, to restaurant and theatre, entertainment, spa treatments, jewelry, art work – there’s a package for everyone.

Proceeds from Gardenfest! help fund the club’s community outreach programs aimed at enhancing, preserving and beautifying the landscape of Indian River County.

Garden enthusiasts of all levels look forward to experiencing Vero’s premier annual gardening event, Nature’s Finest Marketplace – Gardenfest! 

Free Admission and parking. Rain or shine.
And don’t forget your wagon!

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ANNUAL KUMQUAT FESTIVAL - DADE CITY, FL
Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

ANNUAL KUMQUAT FESTIVAL - DADE CITY, FL

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

KANAPAHA SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL - GAINESVILLE, FL

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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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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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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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KANAPAHA SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL 2017
Mar
18
to Mar 19

KANAPAHA SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL 2017

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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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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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Mar
19
to Mar 20

SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL 2016

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ADMISSION: $8 (Adults), $5 (children 3-13)

TIME: TWO DAY EVENT

Sat 9am - 5pm    Sun 10am - 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 a children's activities area, live entertainment and live auctions. Parking is free and two off-site parking areas are serviced by shuttle buses. Please no pets at this event.

Sponsors of the show include: Visit Gainesville, Gainesville Sun, Dominos Pizza and Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives

ADMISSION PRICE

 

Admission is $8 for Adults and $5 for children three to thirteen. Cash only (no credit cards) at these events for admission. A $2 discount is given for members of Kanapaha. Pets are not allowed at these festivals.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

 

The Spring Garden Festival is an annual celebration held at the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens located in southwest Gainesville, Florida. The Festival has about 175 booths including many where patrons can select from a variety of plants to add color, shade and beauty to their yards and gardens. Patrons can also purchase garden related products including tools, furniture and outdoor decorations. In addition there are booths staffed by local gardening and environmental organizations where patrons can gather information about plants, ponds, pests, the environment at large, and a variety of other topics. There are also a number booths presented by artisans who create a wide range of fine arts and crafts for your home or garden. No festival would be complete without a large variety of foods available along with picnic areas where they can be enjoyed. The Festival has a stage featuring live local entertainers. Young visitors will enjoy our free Children’s Activities Area where they can pot plants, create floral arrangements, design newspaper hats and be involved in a wide variety of supervised activities. On Saturday afternoon patrons have an opportunity to compete for bargains by bidding on plants and garden items donated by area nurseries at the Live Auction.

The Spring Garden Festival is filled with activities and opportunities to gather information, and purchase plants or other garden related products.  There is plenty of food, and entertainment, and seating areas so everyone can enjoy their stay at the festival.  Comfortable shoes, broad brimmed hats and sunscreen can make the hours of meandering through the festival more enjoyable. The festival is located in grassy areas and under trees so we recommend strollers, walkers or wheelchairs with inflated tires.  For those of you who expect to purchase large plants, numerous small plants or many other items, we recommend that you bring a wagon or small pull cart. Should you find yourself in need of assistance carrying your purchases we offer a Tote-N-Carry service staffed by Interlachen High School ROTC students and supervised by an adult sponsor.  The students can help gather your purchases and transport them to a holding area located at the entrance of the Festival, where you will be able to drive in and pick them up.  Any tips the students receive for providing this service go towards their school activities. For this reason we encourage you to please tip them generously.

GETTING HERE

 

The Kanapaha Botanical Gardens entrance (Map Marker A) is on SW Archer Road (State Road 24) 1 mile west of Interstate 75 (exit #384).

 

Map Key:(A) Kanapaha Gardens Entrance; (B) Limited Onsite Parking;
(C) Remote Parking: Veteran's Park; (D) Remote Parking: Kanapaha Middle School
FREE Shuttle Busses every 15 minutes between remote parking and the festival!!

FREE PARKING

There is some free parking on the grounds of the gardens (Map Marker B) but it fills up quickly. It is recommended that patrons use one of the remote parking lots and board the free shuttle buses to get to and from the gardens.
The free shuttle buses run every 15 minutes Saturday from 8:30 am until 5:30 pm and Sunday from 9:30 am until 5:30 pm. We will be providing handicapped buses this year in addition to the regular buses.

Remote Parking is available at:

Veteran’s Park

7400 SW 41st Place (Map Marker C)
(East on to SW 41st Place off of Tower Road between Newberry and Archer Roads)

Kanapaha Middle School

5005 SW 75th Street (Map Marker D)
(East side of Tower Rd just north of Archer Road)
Paid Parking:
Some residents along SW 63rd Terrace offer paid parking slots. This service is not affiliated with the Spring Garden Festival. The free "remote parking" shuttle only makes stops at the remote parking lots and the festival entrance.

 

 

MUST SEES AND DO'S

 CHILDREN’S AREA

The children's area is free with regular admission price. The children's area will include photo opportunities and gardening crafts. Children have the opportunity to plant and take home with them a flowering plant compliments of Hatchett Creek Nursery and the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens.

MAIN STAGE

The main stage is located under a large live oak tree near the entrance to the Festival. Performances are scheduled for an hour on Saturday starting at 11am. At 1:00 pm Saturday the Live Auction takes over the stage and lasts for the remainder of the afternoon. On Sunday performances run from 11am-5pm. Entertainment is provided by a diverse group of performers from folk dancers to drum ensembles. Tables and seating are provided under the tree so patrons can enjoy food from the adjacent vendors while they enjoy the entertainers on stage.

2016 Itinerary

Saturday 11AM: Santa Fe Brass

Sunday 11AM: Shade Tree
1 PM:  Lost safari Drummers
1-3PM:  Keith Peters, Jon Alexander, Richard Bassil, Walter Jones
3PM:  Sister Song

LIVE AUCTION

Members of The Frontrunners Chapter of the Florida Nursery, Grower and Landscape Association, donate a wide variety of plants and garden supplies to be auctioned off Saturday afternoon at the live auction. This provides an opportunity to make major additions to your garden at very reasonable costs. Proceeds from this auction benefit the Frontrummers Chapter of the FNGLA and are used to fund research and scholarships for students in area horticulture programs.  The Auction is from 1 pm until 5 pm on Saturday.

SUMMERHOUSE DISPLAY

Displays for the festival will be held in Kanapaha’s entrance building in the reception hall.

2016 Summerhouse Display

A judged flower show presented by the Gainesville Garden Club. Designs entering the competition will have an emphasis on using bamboo somewhere in the design to mirror this year's theme, highlighting the Bamboo Garden.

 

SHOPPING

 

There are about 175 booths filled each year with a wide variety of garden related materials.

PLANTS

Each year over 50 booths are filled by local and regional nurseries and growers who bring a wide variety of plants to show and sell at the festival. Plants are available in a multitude of sizes and varieties including fruit trees, landscape trees, large potted plants, herbs, vegetables, and houseplants. Plants are available that will thrive in many conditions from sun to shade, in wet areas, dry areas, or even ponds and water features. Plants that are native to this area are featured alongside tropical or exotic selections. Local plant societies provide information and sell roses, bromeliads and other specialized plants as fundraisers for their organization.

GARDEN SUPPLIES & SERVICES

Over 25 booths feature products to help in your gardening activities or to make your garden more beautiful. Vendors sell gardening tools, pots, birdhouses, wind chimes and yard art to fill that special spot in your garden. A number of booths have representatives available to discuss garden services from tree trimming to irrigation systems.

LANDSCAPE DISPLAYS

Several spaces are reserved for local landscape designers to showcase their creative garden design skills. In addition to adding beauty to the Festival, the staff in these booths can help you realize your yard and garden's potential and even provide the services and materials to make it happen.

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Over 50 booths contain a wide variety of nature inspired handmade products that can be used to beautify you home, garden or person. Stained glass, turned bowls, tee shirts, incense, soaps, and weathervanes are among the many items available from the Arts and Crafts booths.

FINE ARTS

Several booths present original art inspired by nature. These items include paintings, photographs, quilts and blown glass.

INFORMATION

Information booths are set aside for local plant societies and environmental organizations to present their specialties and answer questions from visitors. The Camellia and Orchids Societies exhibit plants grown by their members and answer questions from visitors. Other clubs represented include those interested in koi, goldfish and water gardens, and pet rescue groups. There are booths staffed by members of environmental organizations with specialized information that can help answer almost any environmental question that might be raised.

 

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