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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.

 

 

July

 

July 7, 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.



July 9, New Port Richey
Summer Festival Begonia Sale
6329 Alaska Avenue

The annual summer festival sale of the Florida West Coast Begonia Society will take 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 tropical plants. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call or text Greg at 727-237-3106 or email him at gsytch@cs.com. Early bird visits that week are available by appointment.



July 14 & 15, Miami
26th Annual International Mango Festival
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Join us as we celebrate our tropical summers with 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.



July 21 & 22, St. Petersburg
23rd Annual Tropical Fruit Tasting – Around the World in 80 Fruits
Jene’s Tropicals

Come out and enjoy an educational fun weekend completely free of charge. Hundreds of tropical fruit trees for sale, expert growing tips/advice, raffle for a 6-foot-mango tree, and more. Dazzle your taste buds as you have an opportunity to sample numerous fresh tropical fruits from around the world! Try jakfruit, canistel, mamey sapote, longan and lychee nut, durian, wax jambu, red Jamacian bananas, dragon fruit, and much more. Try our delicious homemade tropical fruit desserts, chutneys, and local raw unfiltered honey. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit tropicalfruit.com or call 727-344-1668.



July 27-29, Lake Placid
Caladium Festival
Stuart Park

Buy bulbs and plants, meet the growers, caladium field bus tours, arts and crafts, food, entertainment, and much more. There will be an antique, classic, and special vehicles car show on Saturday in conjunction with the Caladium Festival. For more information, visit www.lpfla.com.

 

August



Aug 3, 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 dinner picnic basket. The gardens open at 6 p.m. and movie time is 7:30. 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, contact Leu Gardens at 407-246-2620 or visit www.leugardens.org.



Aug 4, 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.



Aug 6, 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 indoor event. For more information, contact Leu Gardens at 407-246-2620 or visit www.leugardens.org.



August 8, Pensacola
Master Gardener Volunteer Program Open House and Information Session
Escambia County Extension Service Office

If you are interested in the University of Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Escambia County, plan to attend this special Volunteer Open House. Learn about training sessions, volunteer activities, and the role of Master Gardeners in the community. Applications will be available for interested participants for the 2018‐19 Fall/Winter Master Gardener training program. For more information, call 850-475-5230.



Aug 16, Port Saint Lucie
Treasure Coast Rare Fruit Club Meeting – Mangoes!
Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens

Each month features a knowledgeable speaker, tasting table, plant auction, plant raffle, and seed exchange. Plus, time for sharing information, techniques and experiences. This month’s speaker is Alex Salazar, Tropical Acres Farm. Check the home page for updates and meeting specifics. Our members are seriously generous, with not only their fruits and dishes for our tasting table but with their expertise and experience. Bring your extra fruit harvest, a friend or neighbor and join the fun. 7 p.m. For more information, visit treasurecoastrarefruitclub.com.



Aug 20, Tampa
Pinellas Master Naturalists Visit to Florida Aquarium
Florida Aquarium

A guided tour of the exhibits, plus venture behind the scenes to learn about the aquarium’s research and conservation initiatives (sea turtles and coral)! The Florida Aquarium is an indoor attraction, but portions of the tour will take place outdoors. Plan for about 30 minutes outside in shaded areas. 10 a.m.-noon. Tickets are $14. Lunch is not included, but there is a cafeteria and a bar onsite for those who wish to stay after the tour and enjoy lunch. Parking will be free for the day to participants of this tour in The Florida Aquarium’s official parking lot only. This event is for Friends of Pinellas Master Naturalist Members plus an invited guest. Not a member? No problem! Become a member today as you check out. For more information, visit pinellasmasternaturalists.org.



Farm Markets
(Note: Markets may be sparse during the summer months. We advise checking before heading out.)



Mondays, Orlando
Audubon Park Community Market
Winter Park Rd.

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



Wednesdays and Saturdays, Rockledge
Farmers’ Market
Rockledge Gardens

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.



Thursdays, Melbourne
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.



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
Marina Square

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.



Saturdays, Winter Park
Winter Park Farmers’ Market
Outside the old train depot

This market runs from 7 a.m.-1 p.m., closed on the third Saturday in March for the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. A variety of fine produce, plants, baked goods, and more await customers. SNAP/EBT and Florida Organic Growers Fresh Access Bucks are accepted. 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 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at 524 N. Market Blvd. SNAP/EBT and Florida Organic Growers Fresh Access Bucks are accepted. For more information, visit www.sumtercountyfarmersmarket.com.



Saturdays, St. Cloud
The Farm Market and CSA

Located at 5700 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in St. Cloud, this market runs from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. November through June. Community Supported Agriculture shares are available. SNAP/EBT and Florida Organic Growers Fresh Access Bucks are accepted. For more information, visit www.localharvest.org/st-cloud-farmers-market-M20854.



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 Ave in Palm Bay by attending the monthly Farmers’ and Flea Market. This market runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. EBT is accepted and vendors are welcome. For more information, call 321-408-9587.

 

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