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Wednesdays & Saturdays, Rockledge
Rockledge Gardens, 2153 US-1, is pleased to offer locally grown and created produce and baked goods from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Local growers are on site to answer questions and offer preparation suggestions. Call 321-636-7662 for more information.
Brevard County Farmers Market
Wickham Park Equestrian Center
Rain or shine, this market is open from 3-6 p.m. and features locally grown and produced vegetables, fruits, baked goods and craft items. Look for free-range eggs, pickles, cheeses and much more. SNAP EBT and Florida Organic Growers Fresh Access Bucks are accepted. This is a pet-friendly market. For more information, visit brevardcountyfarmersmarket.com or call 321-633-1702 ext. 238.
Thursdays, Fort Myers
River District Farmers’ Market
Join us every Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. year round in Centennial Park west of the Caloosahatchee Bridge for this green market, which offers a variety of local produce, seafood, baked goods, honey, nuts, cheese, flowers, plants and more for the discerning shopper. For more information, visit cityftmyers.com or call market manager Jean Baer at 239-691-9249.
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. Runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, visit fernandinabeachmarketplace.com.
Saturdays, Ft. Pierce
Downtown Ft. Pierce Farmers Market
This Saturday morning tradition started in 1997 and takes place from 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 www.fortpiercefarmersmarket.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.
June 2, Orlando
Movies at Leu Gardens
Experience movies outdoors in Orlando’s most beautiful garden! Leu Gardens offers an amazing and unique setting to see a classic or current feature film. Each month from February to December, no movie in July, Leu Gardens hosts a movie night at the floral clock on a 32 ft. screen, weather permitting. Moviegoers may bring dinner picnics including alcohol and seating (chairs or blanket, then sit back and enjoy an outdoor movie. Best of all, Leu Gardens opens early at 6 pm on all movie nights so moviegoers may stroll the 50-acre gardens before the movie. Movie time is 7:30 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children K–12th grade, and free for Leu Garden members. The Gardens are located at 1920 N. Forest Avenue. Call 407-246-2620 or visit leugardens.org for more information and movie selections.
June 3, Gainesville
Kanapaha Botanical Garden
A guided tour of the gardens is offered the first Saturday of every month starting at 10 a.m. Regular admission price for non-members while members are admitted free of charge. For more information, visit kanapaha.org.
June 4, Fort Myers
Hibiscus Show & Plant Sale
Araba Shrine Temple
This event takes place from 1-4 p.m. at 2010 Hanson Street. The James E. Hendry Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society sponsors the event. Over 550 plants will be for sale in many different colors and varieties. Free raffle prizes will be given away every half hour. For more information call 239-848-7090 or visit hendrychapterahs.com.
June 5, Orlando
Story Time at Leu Gardens
Story Time at Leu Gardens is a fun approach illustrating to young children the benefits of reading through songs, rhymes, and books. Storytellers from Orange County Library System share a variety of ways to engage your child into playful reading. Story Time is for families with infants to 5 years of age. It is held the first Monday of each month, excluding city holidays (July and September) and is free. Hundreds of families participate each month in this amazing and imaginative story time event. The event runs from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with three age appropriate sessions: 10-10:15 a.m., infants to 18 months; 10:20-10:35 a.m., toddlers; 10:40-11 a.m., preschoolers. Thank you to Kids Urgent Care for sponsoring this free event to our community. Harry P. Leu Gardens is located at 1920 N. Forest Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32803. For more information please contact Leu Gardens at 407-246-2620 or visit leugardens.org.
June 10, Titusville
Sea Rocket Chapter – Native Plant Sale
Enchanted Forest Sanctuary
Sea Rocket Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will have trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals available for purchase. Plants native to Florida are not the same as plants introduced from other places. Native plants provide conservation benefits that others rarely measure up to. They also are the plants that will literally bring life to your landscape. Native plants form the only real foundation for Florida’s butterflies, bees, and other pollinators, hummingbirds, songbirds, and other interesting wildlife. Located at Enchanted Forest Sanctuary 444 Columbia Blvd. (SR450) Titusville, FL. in the Butterfly Gardens 10 a.m.-3 p.m. No admission fee, parking is free. No pets, bikes or smoking in the Sanctuary. For more information, call 321-264-5185.
June 17, Vero Beach
13th Annual Waterlily Celebration
McKee Botanical Garden
Visitors will have a chance to see a magnificent collection of water lilies at this annual event, which runs from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The garden is opening early giving guests the rare opportunity of viewing the night blooming specimens before they retreat for the day. Plant experts will be on site to answer questions. Call 772-794-0601 or visit mckeegarden.org for more information.
June 18, Gainesville
Father’s Day Special
Kanapaha Botanical Garden
Free admission to fathers of all ages. For more information, visit kanapaha.org.
June 24, Fort Myers
Taste of Lee Tropical Fruit Fair
City Gate Ministries
This event is the brainchild of Lee County Extension Agent Stephen Brown. Admission is $2; children under 12 are admitted free to this event that takes place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be free samples and displays of unusual tropical fruits and vegetables that grow in Lee County. Look for ice cream, pastries, cooked nutritious foods, cookies, punch, juices, sauces, and much more. Call 239-533-7504 for more information.
July 8, New Port Richey
Summer Festival Begonia Sale
6329 Alaska Avenue
The annual summer festival sale of the Florida West Coast Begonia Society will take place from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. rain or shine. This sale features one of the largest selections of begonias offers anywhere in the Tampa Bay area. Held at the home of Greg Sytch, president of the group, the sale includes rexes, angelwings and canes, rhizomatous and other neat tropicals. Mature plants will be displayed along with bromeliads galore, both of which also are available in the sale. For more information, call or text Greg at 727-237-3106 or email him at email@example.com. Early bird visits that week are available by appointment.
July 8-9, Miami
25th Annual International Mango Festival
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Join us as we celebrate our tropical summers with the juiciest event: the International Mango Festival. Enjoy two days of the King of Tropical Fruit. There will be lectures, cooking demonstrations and tips to keep your mango trees thriving. Pick up a trick from local chefs, shop artisan vendors and pick up delicious foods from local vendors while sampling refreshing brews perfect for summertime. For more information, call 305-667-1651 or visit fairchildgarden.org.
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