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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.

 

 

June 8 Richmond
Urban Spring/Summer Gardening
Eden’s Community Garden, Second Baptist Church (Southside)
Eden's Urban Farm (Eden's Community Garden) would love to have your assistance in prepping and planting our beds and plots for spring and summer vegetable and flower planting. Other tasks may include weeding, watering, and other general gardening projects. Wear comfortable clothing, bring your water and snacks, and have some fun as we "grow together"! For more information, visit 2bcsouthside.org or call 804-232-5124.

June 8 Hampton
Vegetable Gardening 101
Bluebird Gap Farm
Join Hampton Extension Master Gardener Stephen Bowles and learn the basics of vegetable gardening, from planting to harvest. Topics will include: pest management, fertilizing, succession planting, harvesting, fall and winter gardening. Sponsored by VCE Hampton Office & Hampton Master Gardeners. Free and open to the public. Must register prior to class date. For more information, visit hampton.ext.vt.edu or call 757-727-1401.

June 8 Staunton
Fairy Veggie Garden
JMD Farm Market and Garden Center
This event is great gardening fun for kids or those who love fairies and trolls. Join us in creating your own fairy veggie garden led by our farm market manager, Mary Katharine Froehlich. Learn about veggies grown in pots and enjoy the beauty, bounty, and fun of creating your own fairy veggie garden. There will be a selection of enchanted garden accessories, seeds, & plant material to choose from. Children under are welcome with an adult helper. For more information, call 540-363-5331 or mk@driverbrothers.com.  

June 8 Blacksburg
The Annual Garden Gala
Hahn Horticulture Garden
We welcome you to come celebrate the garden’s 35th anniversary! We will be honoring the many student interns who have worked at the Garden over the past 35 years and looking towards the future of the Garden. Although the Garden is located on the Virginia Tech campus, we do not receive any funding from the university for our day-to-day operations. Therefore, we are dependent on fund raising activities and the Garden Gala is our largest single fundraiser. 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. This year’s gala will feature food and drink by Blue Ridge Catering, live music by Salt Pond, and a live and silent auction which will feature unique plants, original artwork by local artists, and garden furniture. For more information, call 540-231-5970 or email bmwills@vt.edu.

June 8 Keswick
Through the Garden Gate
The Wadley’s Garden
This rural garden, situated on a 20+ acre horse farm with magnificent views of the Southwest Mountains, is a result of many transitions since its humble beginnings 30 years ago. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, visit piedmontmastergardeners.org/events or call 434-872-4581.

June 12 Morgantown, West Virginia
Earthbox Container Gardening
West Virginia Botanic Garden
We welcome you to join master gardener Jim Rye to learn how to garden in an Earth Box. All ages are welcome to attend. This event is free for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. For more information, call 304-322-2093 or email infor@wvbg.org.

June 13 Laurel
Vegetable Gardening Class
Henrico Human Services Building
The class will teach useful tips on weed control, succession planning, harvesting, preservation, and fall planting. The class will be held on the second floor of the extension office in the demonstration kitchen. 6-8 p.m. The cost to is $10. To register, call 804-501-5160.

June 15 Vero Beach
15thAnnual Waterlily Celebration
McKee Botanical Garden
This event is from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. During this spectacular event, McKee’s ponds and waterways are adorned with hundreds of exquisite solitary blooms with their delightfully variegated floating leaves, showcasing a rainbow of colors and filling the air with intoxicating fragrances.  McKee’s waterlily collection features over 80 varieties with over 300 potted and 100 free-range plants including night and day-blooming varieties. The Garden’s collection, which is the state’s largest,  includes both tropical and hardy waterlilies.  The tropical waterlilies are usually larger with bold colors like blue and purple, and are perched high above the water. The hardy waterlilies float directly on the water, reflecting an array of pastel colors.
      Each year, hundreds of photographers and artists hoping to capture the graceful and delicate beauty of these blossoms attend this annual event.  Several local artists will be painting “en plein air” throughout the Garden. Horticulturalists and garden enthusiasts can come browse a variety of plants available for sale, observe the hands-on repotting demonstrations, and speak with our plant experts about the various species, variety of colors, growing periods and blooming frequencies. The Garden will open early at 8:30 am to afford visitors an opportunity to witness some of the night-blooming varieties before they retreat. Hours & Admission: 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.  $10 Adults, $9 Seniors, $5 Children (ages 3-12). McKee members and children under 3 are free.  For more information, call 772-794-0601.

June 29 Richmond
Urban Spring/Summer Gardening
Eden’s Community Garden, Second Baptist Church (Southside)
Eden's Urban Farm (Eden's Community Garden) would love to have your assistance in prepping and planting our beds and plots for spring and summer vegetable and flower planting. Other tasks may include weeding, watering, and other general gardening projects. Wear comfortable clothing, bring your water and snacks, and have some fun as we "grow together"! For more information, visit 2bcsouthside.org or call 804-232-5124.

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. 

June 22 WestPalm Beach
Mounts Family Fun Day
Mounts will present a fun day, filled with STEAM-based activities, where families can experience engaging, learning opportunities together. All ages are welcome. The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) approach offers hands-on leaning that’s innovative and fun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free for Mounts members; $10 for nonmembers; $5 for children (5-12). Note: While this event is free for Mounts members, they still need to register by “purchasing” a free ticket. For more information, visit mounts.org/events or call 561-233-1757.

June 25 West Palm Beach
Stories in the Garden:An Outdoor Eco-Literacy Experience
Mounts Pavilion
This event engages young children and families in early literacy and the great outdoors. This nature-themed program is for young learners (ages 2 to 6), who will love the interactive stories, songs, and tours of various gardens. 10-11 a.m.Programs are held, rain or shine, in the sheltered pavilion.Free for Mounts members; $10 for non-members. Note: Limited to the first 30 registrants so online registration is required. For more information or to register, visit mounts.org/events or call 561-233-1757.

July 12 Green Cove Springs
A Day of Education “From The Ground Up” 
Clay County Extension Office
Hosted by Clay County Master Gardeners, the day starts with a master gardener-guided tour of the Extension Office grounds followed by presentations, workshops, and demonstrations. Topics covered include Gardening in NE Florida, Wildlife in the Yard, Lawns and Irrigation, Tool Care and Pruning, Plant Propagation, and Soils and Soil Testing. Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided with lunch on your own. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Register and pay the $15 fee before July 5 by visiting clayextension.eventbrite.com.

July 13 Ponte Vedra Beach
2019 St. Johns County Library SystemNature Detective Workshops for Kids 
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library
St. Johns County Public Library System and the Garden Club of St. Augustine are partnering for the 11th year in a row to present Nature Detective Workshops for Kids throughout St. Johns County Public Library branches. This year, the workshops will focus on a very unique pollinator – bats – and be presented by various garden circles of the Garden Club of St. Augustine. Each engaging and educational workshop is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Garden Club of St. Augustine and each branch Library’s Friends of the Library organization. Children ages 6-12 and their caregivers are invited to learn more about bats, why they matter, and how we can help them. At each workshop, attendees will receive a newly published bat book about Florida bats by Marta Magellan, Nature Detective notebooks, a reading list of related books in our library system, plants, and more to continue the scientific journey at home with their families. 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (repeat workshops). For more information, call 904-827-6950. 

July 14 Plymouth
Gorgeous Gardens of Plymouth
Tour Plymouth gardens as a fundraiser for the Plymouth Library. It’s our 5th year of garden tours showing off beautiful local gardens. Tours are self-guided, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 day of tour; available at Bachman’s Plymouth location only, 10050 6th Av. N. Plymouth. For more information, emailpelagriffin@comcast.net.

July 17 Hastings
2019 St. Johns County Library SystemNature Detective Workshops for Kids 
Hastings Branch Library
St. Johns County Public Library System and the Garden Club of St. Augustine are partnering for the 11th year in a row to present Nature Detective Workshops for Kids throughout St. Johns County Public Library branches. This year, the workshops will focus on a very unique pollinator – bats – and be presented by various garden circles of the Garden Club of St. Augustine. Each engaging and educational workshop is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Garden Club of St. Augustine and each branch Library’s Friends of the Library organization. Children ages 6-12 and their caregivers are invited to learn more about bats, why they matter, and how we can help them. At each workshop, attendees will receive a newly published bat book about Florida bats by Marta Magellan, Nature Detective notebooks, a reading list of related books in our library system, plants, and more to continue the scientific journey at home with their families. 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (repeat workshops). For more information, call 904-827-6970. 

July 17 St. Augustine Beach
2019 St. Johns County Library SystemNature Detective Workshops for Kids 
Anastasia Island Branch Library
St. Johns County Public Library System and the Garden Club of St. Augustine are partnering for the 11th year in a row to present Nature Detective Workshops for Kids throughout St. Johns County Public Library branches. This year, the workshops will focus on a very unique pollinator – bats – and be presented by various garden circles of the Garden Club of St. Augustine. Each engaging and educational workshop is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Garden Club of St. Augustine and each branch Library’s Friends of the Library organization. Children ages 6-12 and their caregivers are invited to learn more about bats, why they matter, and how we can help them. At each workshop, attendees will receive a newly published bat book about Florida bats by Marta Magellan, Nature Detective notebooks, a reading list of related books in our library system, plants, and more to continue the scientific journey at home with their families. 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. (repeat workshops). For more information, call 904-209-3730. 

July 26 St. Augustine Beach
2019 St. Johns County Library SystemNature Detective Workshops for Kids 
Main Branch Library
St. Johns County Public Library System and the Garden Club of St. Augustine are partnering for the 11th year in a row to present Nature Detective Workshops for Kids throughout St. Johns County Public Library branches. This year, the workshops will focus on a very unique pollinator – bats – and be presented by various garden circles of the Garden Club of St. Augustine. Each engaging and educational workshop is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Garden Club of St. Augustine and each branch Library’s Friends of the Library organization. Children ages 6-12 and their caregivers are invited to learn more about bats, why they matter, and how we can help them. At each workshop, attendees will receive a newly published bat book about Florida bats by Marta Magellan, Nature Detective notebooks, a reading list of related books in our library system, plants, and more to continue the scientific journey at home with their families. 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. (repeat workshops). For more information, call 904-827-6940. 

July 27 St. Augustine Beach
2019 St. Johns County Library SystemNature Detective Workshops for Kids 
Southeast Branch Library
St. Johns County Public Library System and the Garden Club of St. Augustine are partnering for the 11th year in a row to present Nature Detective Workshops for Kids throughout St. Johns County Public Library branches. This year, the workshops will focus on a very unique pollinator – bats – and be presented by various garden circles of the Garden Club of St. Augustine. Each engaging and educational workshop is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Garden Club of St. Augustine and each branch Library’s Friends of the Library organization. Children ages 6-12 and their caregivers are invited to learn more about bats, why they matter, and how we can help them. At each workshop, attendees will receive a newly published bat book about Florida bats by Marta Magellan, Nature Detective notebooks, a reading list of related books in our library system, plants, and more to continue the scientific journey at home with their families. 11:15 a.m. For more information, call 904-827-6900. 

 

 

Locations with Multiple Events

Mounts Botanical Garden
Open daily (except Palm Beach County recognized holidays) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please call (561) 233-1757 or visit www.mounts.org.

FREE Days June Through September

FREE Thursdays for Palm Beach County Residents;
FREE for Children Every Second Sunday;
FREE for Dads on Father’s Day
(West Palm Beach, FL – June 5, 2019) Rochelle Wolberg, Curator-Director of Mounts Botanical Garden, today announced a series of Special FREE Days this summer, June through September 2019.

FREE Thursdays for Palm Beach County Residents
As the oldest and largest botanical garden in Palm Beach County, Mounts is offering FREE admission for all Palm Beach County residents every Thursday, June 6 through September 26, 2019.

FREE for Children Every Second Sunday
Well known for its consistent outreach to and educational programs for children, Mounts is offering FREE admission for all children, 12 years of age and younger, every second Sunday this summer: June 9, July 14, August 11, and September 8. This is the perfect opportunity for youngsters experience the thrilling CUTTING CORNERS: A Stickwork Exhibition at Mounts. 

FREE for Dads on Father’s Day
What better way is there for a dad to celebrate Father’s Day—Sunday, June 16—than to spend the day with his family touring all of the breathtakingly beautiful gardens at Mounts?

Other major attractions, programs and classes at Mounts Botanical Garden this summer:
• Farm Your Backyard – June 15
• Propagation: Increasing Your Numbers – June 19
• Family Fun Day – June 22
• Stories in the Garden – June 25
• Orchid Trilogy – July 13, 20 & 27
• Make Your Own Fairy Garden – August 10
• Orchids Around the World – August 20
• Exotic Plants & Orchids Sale – September 21
• Fabulous Crotons on Florida – September 28

To register for any of the events and workshops at The Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County, go online at www.mounts.org/events/ call (561) 233-1757. Program registration includes Garden admission. Events at Mounts are accessible to people with disabilities. All classes, workshops, and some special programs require pre-registration. Online registration closes at 4 p.m. on the day before the class begins.

 

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