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Upcoming Events for Florida

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September

 

September 1, Gainesville
Guided Walk
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Kanapaha offers a guided tour of the gardens on the first Saturday of every month starting at 10 a.m. Please allow two hours for the tour. Regular admission price for nonmembers and members are admitted free of charge. For more information, visit kanapaha.org.



September 7, Orlando
Movie Night in the Gardens
Leu Gardens

Enjoy an outdoor movie in a beautiful garden setting. Patrons may bring a blanket or chairs and picnic dinner. The gardens open at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at 8 p.m. Garden admission is $6 plus tax for adults and $3 plus tax for children ages 4-17. Garden members receive free admission on all Date Nights. This event takes place weather permitting. For more information, call 407-246-2620 or visit www.leugardens.org.



Through Sept 23, Orlando
Enchanted Fairy Doors
Leu Gardens

This whimsical exhibit features 15 one-of-a-kind fairy doors, which will inspire the imaginative world of mythical forests and secret gardens. Admission to the exhibit is included in regular daytime garden admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-17. Garden members and children 3 years and younger are admitted free. For more information, call 407-246-2620 or visit www.leugardens.org.



September 30 & October 1, Tampa
Orchid Expo Show and Sale
USF Botanical Gardens

Gorgeous blooming orchids and potting supplies will be available and AOS judged orchids will be on display. Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A culture lecture will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 with free parking. For more information, visit tampaorchidclub.shutterfly.com.

 

October



October 1, Orlando
Story Time at Leu Gardens
Leu Gardens

Orange County Library System’s amazing storytelling program comes to Leu Gardens on the first Monday of every month (except January, July, and September) at 10 a.m. Share stories and songs with your little one from birth to 5 years old. This is a free event. For more information, call 407-246-2620 or visit www.leugardens.org.



October 5, Orlando
Movie Night in the Gardens
Leu Gardens

Enjoy an outdoor movie in a beautiful garden setting. Patrons may bring a blanket or chairs and picnic dinner. The gardens open at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at 7:30 p.m. Garden admission is $6 plus tax for adults and $3 plus tax for children ages 4-17. Garden members receive free admission on all Date Nights. This event takes place weather permitting. For more information, call 407-246-2620 or visit www.leugardens.org.



October 6, DeLand
Annual Fall Plant Sale
865 South Alabama Avenue

Many diverse and unique plants propagated and grown by members of the club will be available. Knowledgeable gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and assist with plant selection. Vendors will also be selling garden treasures. 8 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine. For more information, call 386-624-6960, visit www.gardenclubordeland.org, or check their Facebook page, The Garden Club of DeLand.



October 6, Palmetto
Manatee County Master Gardeners’ Annual Plant Fair
Manatee County Extension Service

Master gardener propagated and grown plants will be available, including Florida friendlies, natives, plants for butterfly gardens, shrubs, vines, ground covers, trees, vegetables, herbs, hanging baskets, and bromeliads. While at the sale, tour our award-winning educational gardens. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call 941-722-4524.



October 6, Gainesville
Guided Walk
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Kanapaha offers a guided tour of the gardens on the first Saturday of every month starting at 10 a.m. Please allow two hours for the tour. Regular admission price for nonmembers and members are admitted free of charge. For more information, visit kanapaha.org.

 

October 12-14, Gainesville
ButterflyFest Plant Sale
Florida Museum of Natural History

The Florida Museum of Natural History will host a large plant sale with more than 150 species of difficult-to-find and pollinator-friendly plants Oct. 12 and 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Accent, host, native and nectar plants are available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the Florida Museum’s “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit. For more information, visit www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/event/butterflyfest-plant-sale or call 352-846-2000.



October 13, Fort Pierce
St. Lucie County Master Gardeners’ Fall Plant Sale
U.S. Agricultural Department, 8400 Picos Road

For more information, call 772-462-1660 or visit their Facebook page.



October 13, Orlando
Jazz’n Blues Concert
Leu Gardens

This annual concert will feature the Betty Ford Band, Robert Harris Group, and the Daniel Heitz Band. Each band will be performing at a different location. Pack a picnic dinner – drinks and alcohol are permitted. Bring either a blanket or chairs, since this in an outdoor concert. 7-10 p.m. Advance tickets are available: $15 plus tax for general admission, $10 plus tax for garden members. Tickets on the day of the event are $20. Sugarbuzz Dezert Company will be selling desserts and locally roasted coffee. Parking offsite is free and shuttles are available. For more information, call 407-246-2620 or visit www.leugardens.org.

 

October 13 and 14, Bushnell
Plantoberfest
Sumter County Fairgrounds
 
Sumter County Master Gardeners are hosting the 2018 Plantoberfest at the Sumter County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 13, from 9 am to 4 pm, and on Sunday, October 14, from 10 am to 2 pm. Attend classes, demos and lectures. Youth activities sponsored by Sumter County 4-H, Ask the Master Gardener Booth, and enjoy bidding on items in the Silent Auction on Saturday. Visit vendors on Saturday and Sunday to find plants, yard crafts and art, and eat at food trucks, and much more! Come support the Sumter County Master Gardeners at the 2018 Plantoberfest! The location is at 7620 SR 471, Bushnell, FL. Admission is $1, and Parking is free! Call Donna or Lisa at UF/IFAS Extension in Sumter County for more information at 352-569-6862.



October 13 & 14, Tampa
28th Annual USF Fall Plant Sale
USF Botanical Gardens

More than 40 vendors will be selling and displaying plants and plant-related items, including many local plant clubs and societies as well as commercial growers. The festival also features the annual scarecrow display throughout the gardens. Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Several workshops will be offered on Saturday including Fall Vegetable Gardening at 11 a.m. and Native Plants at noon. Sunday will feature Beekeeping Basics at noon. There will be a children’s activity area and free parking. Admission for the event and the gardens is $5 for general public and no charge for garden members and children under 12. For more information, including a complete list of workshops, call 813-974-2329 or visit http://gardens.usf.edu.



Oct 13 & 14, Gainesville
Fall Plant Sale & Orchid Show
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

The gardens formally opened to the public in October 1986 and the open house and fall plant sale, held in conjunction with the Gainesville Orchid Society, celebrate its birthday. Approximately 50 booths will be set up selling a wide variety of plants. The American Orchid Society will have their annual America Orchid Society’s judged show that will coincide with the fall plant sale. Bring cash because most vendors do not accept credit cards. Sorry, but no pets allowed. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on both days, free admission. For more information, visit www.kanapaha.org or call 352-372-4981.



Oct 20, Callahan
Fall Plant Sale
UF/IFAS Agriculture Center

Nassau County is pleased to host their annual fall plant sale 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 904-530-6351 or visit http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu.



Oct 20 & 21, Naples
Naples Yard & Garden Show
Collier Extension

There will be plant vendors, horticulture merchants, educational lectures, and much more. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, children 12 and under admitted free. Domestic Animals Services (DAS) will be bringing dogs available for adoption. For more information, call 239-352-4800 or visit Facebook/Naples Yard and Garden Show.



Oct 26, St. Petersburg
District VIII Flower Show
Garden Club of St. Petersburg

An NGC Standard Flower Show with the theme “The Happiest Place on Earth.” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, visit www.manateerivergardenclub.com.



October 27, Ft. Pierce
Mega Indoor Yard and Outdoor Plant Sale

to benefit Garden Club of Ft. Pierce community projects.  A great selection of household treasures and locally grown plants! Doors will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Garden Club of Ft. Pierce 911 Parkway Drive (Georgia and 10th St.) For more information call (305) 281-3335.

 

October 27, Lakeland
The Fall Garden Extravaganza
Munn Park

The Garden Club of Lakeland, Inc. will hold it's 34th annual Plant and Garden Art sale on October 27 from 8am-3pm. Over 40 vendors from across the state selling a large variety of flowers, shrubs, and garden art for all your outdoor needs. New Plant introduction, Childrens Area, Raffles, Opportunity drawings. Food and fun in Munn Park, downtown Lakeland, Fl., 201 E. Main St. Info: 863-370-4065



Farmers’ Markets



Mondays, Orlando
Audubon Park Community Market
Winter Park Road

This market offers locally grown and produced items. SNAP/EBT and Florida Organic Growers Fresh Access Bucks are accepted. 5-9 p.m. For more information, visit audubonmarket.com.

 

October 5, North Port
North Port Farmers’ Market
City Hall Boulevard

Fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, fish, plants, jewelry, art, and many other specialty items offered as well as live music to enjoy while you shop!  9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday, October through April. For more information, visit northportfarmersmarket.com or call 941-391-4856.



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

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



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

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. 8 a.m.-noon, rain or shine. For more information, visit www.fortpiercefarmersmarket.com.



Saturdays, Winter Park
Winter Park Farmers’ Market
The Old Train Depot, 200 West New England Avenue

A variety of fine produce, plants, baked goods, and more await customers. SNAP/EBT and Florida Organic Growers Fresh Access Bucks are accepted. 7 a.m.-1 p.m., closed on the third Saturday in March for the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. For more information, visit cityofwinterpark.org/departments/parks-recreation/farmers-market.



Saturdays, Webster
Sumter County Farmers’ Market
Webster

Chartered in 1937, this is one of the oldest and largest markets in central Florida. Fresh produce is sold on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. SNAP/EBT and Florida Organic Growers Fresh Access Bucks are accepted. For more information, visit www.sumtercountyfarmersmarket.com.



Saturdays, Punta Gorda
Farmers’ Market Downtown
Punta Gorda

Voted the Best Small Market in Florida; vendors offering fruits and vegetables, dried fruits and nuts, Italian bakery, fresh homemade pasta, kitchenware, cupcakes, beef and fresh seafood, candles and soaps, arts and crafts, cheese, baguettes and olives, homemade pies, native and exotic plants. Live music 9 a.m.-noon. Proudly sponsored by the Punta Gorda Downtown Merchants Association in collaboration with the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. 8 a.m.-noon through the end of September; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. October through April. For more information, visit puntagordafarmersmarket.com or call 941-391-4856.



Second Saturdays, Palm Bay
Evans Center Farmers’ and Flea Market
Evans Center Site

Join the community in support of the future Evans Center at 1361 Florida Avenue by attending the monthly Farmers’ and Flea Market. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. EBT is accepted and vendors are welcome. For more information, call 321-408-9587.



For more information about
Florida farmers’ markets, visit
www.freshfromflorida.com.

 

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