Upcoming Events for Florida

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May 5 Pinellas Park
Hibiscus Show & Plant Sale
Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center
4951 78th Avenue North

Important!  The plant sale starts at the same time the show opens – 1:00 p.m. Admission is FREE! For more information visit sunsetchapter.org or call (727) 251-0316

May 7 Pinellas Park
Florida West Coast Bromeliad Society Annual Bromeliad Auction
Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Boulevard

Events runs from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Items for auction items will include bromeliads – typically terrific specimens and often unusual or hard to find – and bromeliad-related items, such as artwork, posters, ceramics, and books. The auction will be in two parts: a Live Auction and a Silent Auction. Come, bid early, and bid often!

May 11 West Palm Beach
15th Annual Connoisseurs Garden Tour

Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden today announced that it would be hosting the tour the day before Mother’s Day. This year’s tour is presented by Art By Nature Garden Center in Palm Beach Gardens. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., participants can visit seven extraordinary gardens: two in Palm Beach and one each in Atlantis, Delray Beach, Lake Clarke Shores, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach. “What is unique about our annual Connoisseurs Garden Tour is that guests can visit the gardens at their own pace and sequence on that Saturday,” says Rochelle Wolberg, Curator-Director at Mounts Botanical Garden, Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest public garden. For more information, please call561.233.1757 or visit www.mounts.org.

May 14-19 Vero Beach
National Public Gardens Week
McKee Botanical Garden
McKee Botanical Garden will offer one free admission to the Garden with any paid admission (with a coupon*) in celebration of ‘National Public Gardens. Presented by the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), National Public Gardens Week is an annual celebration to raise awareness about the important role botanical gardens and arboreta play in promoting environmental stewardship, plant and water conservation, green spaces, and education in communities nationwide. McKee Botanical Garden, located on an 18-acre tropical hammock in Vero Beach, is where native plants and exotic botanicals combine with Old Florida charm. The Garden features 10,000 native and tropical plants as well as one of the largest waterlily collections in the state of Florida comprised of nearly 500 plants. Thousands of visitors come to the Garden each year to learn about McKee’s rich history and enjoy the natural landscape of majestic palms, exotic plants, trees, waterfalls, tranquil streams, and historic structures. For more information, visit www.mckeegarden.org or call 772-794-0601.

May 19 Palmetto
Manatee Rare Fruit Council Tree Sale
Bradenton Area Convention Center

1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto, FL 34221
• Free Admission
• Free Parking
• 22 Vendors/Over 5000 plants
• Air-conditioned
• Expert Advice
• Loading Assistance Thanks to the Myakka Allstock 4H Club
We will have a wide variety of citrus, unusual tropical fruit trees, bushes & vines as well as herbs, spices, fertilizer, and more!

June 2 Fort Myers
68th Annual Hibiscus Show & Plant Sale
Araba Shriners
Come and enjoy hundreds of hibiscus blooms from all over Florida … some the size of dinner plates. This is the largest hibiscus show in Florida and is being presented by the James E. Hendry Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society. This non-profit group promotes the development & improvement of Hibiscus and makes information available about the plants. Meetings are 2nd Sunday of each month from Oct thru May. FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING. Free raffle tickets at the door to win valuable door prizes....drawings every 30 minutes. Over 600 hybrid hibiscus plants will be for sale and experts will be on hand for any questions. Look for the members in orange chapter shirts for any questions. Discounts are given to all members and any joining that day....dues is $40. The show and plant sale will be held at Araba Shriners, 2010 Hanson Street, Fort Myers from 1-4 pm on Sunday, June 2. Visit www.hendrychapterhibiscus.com or call 239-848-7090 for more details.

June 22 Stuart
Taste of the Tropics

Join the Martin County Master Gardeners at the Extension Office, located next to the Fair Grounds (2611 SE Dixie Hwy, Stuart) for a ‘Taste of the Tropics’. Come sample a wide variety of tropical fruit as well as hear Experts talk about how to grow various fruit trees. There will be an opportunity to purchase tropical fruit trees. This fun event is free and goes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Parking is free.  For more information call 772-288-5654.

June 22 & 23 Tampa
Summer Plant Festival
USF Botanical Gardens

The USF Botanical Gardens is having the Summer Plant Festival from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (June 22) and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (June 23). Admission is $5. Garden members and children under twelve years old are admitted free. Parking is free. Workshops are free. Vendors will be selling rare and popular fruit trees, and advice on how to grow them. There will be vendors with hundreds of blooming butterfly plants, tropical and exotic plants, such as orchids, gingers, plumeria and bromeliads. Native plants, butterfly plants and herbs will be available from growers who can share growing secrets and hints, all in a festive atmosphere. Too hot to plant? Come for the talks: Saturday; 11:00 is Native Plant Talk, Noon is the Butterfly talk and tour.1:00. Sunday at noon is a Beekeeping Basics and Apiary tour.   Check our website for list of all speakers. Children under 12 get in free with free Children’s Activity Area. June 23 offers a Pepper Beauty Contest, the tasteful beauty contest.  Any one who brings a decorated pepper to enter into the Pepper Beauty Contest gets in free on Sunday. Prizes and glory for participants. 

More 2019 events coming soon!



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