Upcoming Events for Florida

To submit your gardening event to our staff, submit it using our contact form or send an email to calendar@sbsmags.com.



Mondays, Orlando
Audubon Park Community Market
1842 East Winter Park Road

5-9 p.m. in the heart of the Audubon Park Garden District. SNAP EBT and Florida Organic Growers Fresh Access Bucks are accepted. Locally and sustainably grown, raised, farmed and fished foods are available along with handmade prepared meals, grocery items, and crafts. For more information, visit audubonmarket.com.

Thursdays, Melbourne
Brevard County Farmers’ Market
Wickham Park Equestrian Center

Rain or shine, this market is open 3-6 p.m. and features locally grown and produced vegetables, fruits, and craft items. Look for free-range eggs, pickles, cheeses, and much more. SNAP EBT and Florida Organic Growers Fresh Access Bucks are accepted. For more information, visit brevardcountyfarmersmarket.com or call 321-633-1702 ext. 238.

Saturdays, Fernandina Beach    
Market Place Farmers’ Market
North Seventh Street Historic Downtown

This market takes place rain or shine! Join family and friends at this market where farmers, growers, and producers sell locally grown and homemade goods. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, visit fernandinabeachmarketplace.com.

Saturdays, Ft. Pierce
Downtown Ft. Pierce Farmers’ Market
Marina Square

This Saturday morning tradition started in 1997 and takes place 8 a.m.-noon, rain or shine. Live music serenades shoppers and pets are welcome. Fresh foods, organics, ready to eat munchies and drinks, plants and related items are in one part of the market while a second area showcases crafters and artists. For more information, visit fortpiercefarmersmarket.com.

Saturdays, New Smyrna Beach
New Smyrna Beach Farmers’ Market
210 Sams Ave between City Hall and Old Fort Park

A mainstay of the city since 1991, the goal of this market is to create a place where, whenever possible, visitors may buy food from the person who grew, caught, made, collected, or otherwise fostered its creation. Open at 7:30 a.m. and running until 12:30 p.m., this dog-friendly market loves supporting local jobs, increasing local spending, and promoting the region’s strong farming tradition. For more information, visit nsbfarmersmarket.com.

Most Sundays, Mount Dora
Mount Dora Village Market
Elizabeth Evans Park

Shop for fresh produce, herbs, crafts, and a growing range of products. Ample parking. For more information, visit mountdoramarket.com.



April 8, Cocoa
Annual Spring Garden Jubilee
Brevard Botanical Garden

This annual event features succulents, natives, edibles, and expert advice from UF/IFAS Brevard Master Gardeners. Numerous vendors will have plant material, garden art, garden accessories, food and other items for sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission and parking. For more information, visit brevardbotanicalgarden.org or call 321-633-1702 ext. 0.

April 8 & 9, Winter Garden
16th Annual Spring Fever in the Garden
Downtown Winter Garden

The Bloom and Grow Garden Society is pleased to present this annual pet-friendly free event. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. There will be plants, food, entertainment, a kid’s zone, workshops, auctions, raffles, a farm market, and garden experts to visit with. For more information, visit springfeveringarden.com.

April 14, West Palm Beach
Stories in the Garden
Mounts Botanical Garden

Come out and celebrate the 13th year of Stories in the Gardens by bringing your young ones ages 2 -6 to these FREE programs cosponsored by the Palm Beach County Library System. They will love the interactive stories, songs, and learning activities in the garden. Scheduled learning activities are held on the second Friday of the month through April. Programs are held rain or shine in the sheltered pavilion. No reservations required except for parties of six or more. A craft activity to culminate each day will be reserved for the first 30 registrants. Call either Mounts’ Program Coordinator or Stacey Burford directly at 561-649-5439.

April 15, East Palatka
Putnam County Master Gardener Plant Festival
Putnam County Fairgrounds

There will be plants for sale, gardening demonstrations, honey, books, and master gardeners to assist with questions. Admission is free. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 386-329-0318 or contact pfletch@ufl.edu.

April 15 & 16, Tavares
Sixth Annual Landscape and Garden Fair
Lake County Extension Center

This event takes place at the Discovery Gardens and includes speaker presentations by garden experts, a butterfly release, a children’s Garden Passport program with maze scavenger hunt, and master gardener docents in select garden venue areas. Local plant and garden vendors will be set up in the courtyard area. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call 352-343-4101.

April 22, Titusville
Earth Day Festival
Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

Celebrate Native Plant Month with Sea Rocket Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society plant sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be children’s activities, environmental exhibitors, live animals, guided hikes, music, food vendors, and more. Free admission and parking. For more information, call 321-264-5185.

April 22, Stuart
Spring Plant Sale
Martin County Fairgrounds

UF/IFAS Extension Martin County Master Gardeners will host their annual spring plant sale 9 a.m.-noon. Affordable plants offered for sale have all been propagated by master gardeners and will include orchids, ornamentals, and natives.

April 22 & 23, St. Petersburg
Green Thumb Festival
Walter Fuller Recreation Center

This annual event celebrates Arbor Day. There will be environmental and horticulture exhibits and vendors. The Garden Club of St. Petersburg will sponsor and judge a flower show. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 727-893-7441 for more information.

April 29, Ft. Pierce
Plants in the Park
Glidden Park

This multi-club event 9 a.m.-2 p.m. includes plant sales by several non-profit clubs and societies to benefit a variety of community projects. Information booths will be staffed by horticultural and environmental groups. Experts will be available to answer questions about many plant varieties. For more information, call 772-559-2602.




May 5-7, Merritt Island
Celebration of Orchids 54th Annual Show
Kiwanis Island Park

This is one of the larger orchid shows held each year in Florida. It features informative lectures and spectacular orchid exhibits by commercial growers and amateur exhibitors. Thousands of orchid plants will be for sale. A wide variety of supplies will be available and there will be frequent drawings through all days of the event. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Candlelighters of Brevard County, Inc., which provides support to children with cancer and
their families. For information, call
321-626-0686 or visit platnumcoastorchidsociety.org.

May 6, Sarasota
Mother’s Day Sale
1310 38th Street

This is one of four big annual sales presented by the Sarasota Succulent Society. There will be bargain prices on many varieties of succulent plants. For more information, visit sarasotasucculentsociety.org.



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