Upcoming Events for Florida

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Through April 22, Orlando
Nature Connects
Leu Gardens

Nature Connects Art with LEGO Bricks by Sean Kenney is an incredible exhibit that features many larger-than-life sculptures built with LEGO bricks. This exhibit features 16 sculptures in 13 displays throughout the 50-acre garden, creating a very visual and fun experience for all visitors. Thanks to the Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs grant and the Friends of Leu Gardens for their generous support of this project. Admission to the exhibit is included with regular garden admission: $10 adult, $5 children ages 4-17. For more information, visit leugardens.org or call 407-246-2620.


March 9 & 10, Venice
28th Annual Home Tour

The Venice Area Garden Club is pleased to once again sponsor this fundraising event that benefits the beautification of the Venice area, scholarships for high school and elementary school programs, plus many more community activities. A plant sale will take place across from one of the featured homes. Ticket donations are $20 and may be purchased at several locations and at the door on the days of the event. Visit www.venicegardenclub.com for more information.


March 9-11, Coral Gables
16th Annual Orchid Festival
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens

The festival features more than 10,000 orchid plants gracing the gardens during this three-day event. Lectures will be presented each day along with a juried show. OrKids will teach the entire family about the diversity of plant-animal pollination, and an Orchid Tea Room will present tea service at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for an additional fee. Drop off purchased orchids at the OrchidMania tent and they’ll pot them for you, with proceeds benefitting local AIDS organizations. The Orchid Festival is included with the price of admission to the gardens. Free for Fairchild members and children under the age of 6, adults $25, seniors age 65 and up $18, children 6-17 $12. For more information, visit www.fairchildgarden.org.


March 10, Cape Coral
10th Annual March in the Park
Jaycee Park

Many vendors offering plants of all kinds, trees, shrubs, ground covers, native plants, miniatures, and much more. Garden artwork includes carved gourds, glass reflections, stepping-stones, metalworks, and various types of planters. Hourly presentations by guest speakers and master gardeners. A kids’ booth will have activities and take-home projects. Food, music, and raffles all day. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, visit www.gardenclubofcapecoral.com.


March 10, Titusville
Propagation Workshop
Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

The Sea Rocket Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will conduct a hands-on Seed and Seedlings Propagation Workshop. Take some and leave some for the chapter’s nursery. Please RSVP to Sea Rocket Chapter President Lois Harris, 321-277-5741.


March 10-11, Orlando
Annual Plant Sale
Leu Gardens

Free admission both days of this special event. Members only may attend 8-9 a.m. on Saturday, and then the gardens will open to the public. Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be plants and garden accessories for sale. Bring a wagon or a garden cart for your purchases! For more information, visit leugardens.org or call 407-246-2620.


March 10-11, Davie
22nd Annual Garden Festival
and Bonsai Show Flamingo Gardens

For more information, call 954-473-2955 or visit www.flamingogardens.org.


March 13-24, East Palatka
Putnam County Fair Horticultural Show
Rawson Exhibit Building

This horticultural show is open to all residents of Putnam County. Divisions are Youth (3 classes) and Adult (7 classes). Each class is divided into blooming and non-blooming. Entry and drop-off is March 13 1-6:30 p.m. Judging will be on March 15 9 a.m.-noon by local horticulturists. Prizes will be awarded. A complete list of rules may be seen at putnamfairandexpo.com. For more information, call 386-329-0318 or email pfletch@ufl.edu.


March 17-18, Jacksonville
Annual Orchid Society Show
Garden Club of Jacksonville

Admission and parking are free and orchid re-potting services, as well as orchid supplies, will be available. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. For more information, visit www.jaxorchidsociety.org or call Lois Rasmussen at 904-315-9284.


March 24, Englewood
Edible Landscaping Tour

The 2nd Annual Englewood Edible Landscaping Tour will showcase local yards that promote edible and sustainable landscapes. There will be ongoing demonstrations throughout the day, preparing and cooking the many new fruits and vegetables you will encounter. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets for the tour will be $15. Information and advance tickets are available at http://www.openstudio.org.


March 24, West Palm Beach
Palm and Cycad Sale
Mounts Botanical Garden

Shop for over 500 different palm trees and cycads in all shapes and sizes. You also can purchase a limited supply of top-rated fertilizer and palm and cycad reference books. Admission is free for Mounts members and a suggested donation of $5 for non-members (this event does not include Washed Ashore). 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are available at the gate. For more information, contact the Palm and Cycad Society at 561-386-7812 or visit www.palmbeachpalmcycadsociety.com. Contact Mounts Botanical Garden at 561-233-1757 or visit www.mounts.org.


March 31, Ormond Beach
Seaside Herb Society Annual Faire
Bailey Riverbridge Meeting House

For over 20 years the Seaside Herb Society has hosted this special occasion. Come celebrate everything herbal with speakers, herbs for sale, baked goods, soaps, and a resident herbalist. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, visit www.seasideherbsociety.com.


March 31 & April 1, Davie
37th Annual International Orchid & Bromeliad Show
Flamingo Gardens

For more information, call 954-473-2955 or visit www.flamingogardens.org.




April 2, 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). Share stories and songs with your little one from birth to 5 years old. This is a free indoor event. For more information, visit leugardens.org or call 407-246-2620.


April 6, Orlando
Movies at Leu Gardens
Leu Gardens

Experience movies outdoors as 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-foot screen, weather permitting. Moviegoers may bring dinner picnics including alcohol and seating (chairs or a blanket), and then sit back and enjoy an outdoor movie. Best of all, Leu Gardens opens early at 6 p.m. on all movie nights so visitors may stroll the 50-acre gardens before the movie. Movie times vary. Grilled items, popcorn, and drinks are available for purchase. Garden admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-17, and free admission for Leu Gardens members. April’s movie will be Rogue One. For more information, visit leugardens.org or call 407-246-2620.


April 7, Macclenny
10th Annual Spring Garden Festival
UF/IFAS Baker County Extension Office

Plants, exhibits, demonstrations, and more. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 904-259-3520 or visit


April 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.


April 7 & 8, Winter Garden
17th Annual Spring Fever in the Garden
Downtown Winter Garden

The Bloom and Grow Garden Society is pleased to present this annual pet-friendly and free event. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. There will be plants, food, entertainment, a kid’s zone, workshops, auctions, raffles, a farm market, and garden experts to visit with. For more information, visit www.springfeveringarden.com.


April 8, Dade City
Dade City Garden Club Flower Show
Dade City Garden Club

Both the horticulture and design entries will be in either the clubhouse or a tent, protected from weather. The public is invited to attend this free event. Attendees will vote for a Peoples’ Choice entry. A plant sale and vendor accompany this event. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, visit dadecitygardenclub.com or call 352-467-0523.


April 8, West Palm Beach
Annual Spring Benefit
Mounts Botanical Garden

Enjoy the biggest fundraiser of the year for Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden. This spectacular garden party is held at a private home in Palm Beach and features an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and a lavish silent auction featuring rare and exotic plants, orchids, and arrangements. 5:30-8 p.m. Sponsorships and underwriting are available. Contact Mounts at 561-233-1751. Tickets are $175 each. For more information, visit www.mounts.org.


April 20-22, St. Augustine
Epic Celebration of Spring Annual Flower & Garden Expo
St. Johns County Agricultural Center

Celebrate the arrival of spring in the nation’s oldest city with three days of flowers, friends, and fun. Growers, nurseries, crafters, and artisans from around the state offer gardeners everything they need to make spring bloom. Judging and the Judge’s Luncheon takes place on Friday, and there is free entry to garden club members after 2 p.m. The event is open to the public Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Ample free parking. Admission is $5 for a two-day pass, free admission for children under 12. For more information visit gardenclubofstaugustine.org or epicbh.org/flowerandgardenexpo or call 904-829-3295.


April 21, Titusville
Earth Day Festival
Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

Celebrate Native Plant Month with Sea Rocket Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Plant sale 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enchanted Forest Sanctuary offers children’s educational activities, environmental exhibitors, live animals, guided hikes, music, food vendors, and more. Sea Rocket Chapter will offer a variety of native plants for sale. Free admission and parking. For more information, call 321-264-5185.


April 28, Ft. Pierce
Plants in the Park
Glidden Park

This multi-club event includes plant sales by several non-profit clubs and societies to benefit a variety of community projects. Information booths will be staffed by horticultural and environmental groups. Experts will be available to answer questions about many plant varieties. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 772-559-2602.


April 28-29, West Palm Beach
Plant-A-Palooza Annual Spring Plant Sale
Mounts Botanical Garden

This two-day event features more than 90 vendors with an amazing assortment of rare quality plants and accessories. The Conrad-Sunrise Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society and the Palm Beach Rose Society will hold their annual judging and show featuring many of the state’s best blooms. Rare and hard to find palms, orchids, bamboo, begonias, bromeliads, fruit trees, and more will be available for purchase. Members many shop early on Saturday at 8 a.m. and enjoy a continental breakfast and package check-in service at the Member Hospitality Chickee Hut. The sale will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on both days. For more information, call 561-233-1757 or visit www.mounts.org.


April 28 & 29, St. Petersburg
Green Thumb Festival
Walter Fuller Recreation Center

This annual event celebrating Arbor Day will feature environmental and horticulture exhibits and vendors. The Garden Club of St. Petersburg will sponsor and judge a flower show. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 727-893-7441.

Farmers’ Markets


Mondays, Orlando
Audubon Park Community Market
Winter Park Rd.

This market offers locally grown and produced items. 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, 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 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. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, visit fernandinabeachmarketplace.com.


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

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. to 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

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. to 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, Osceola County
The Farm Market and CSA
St. Cloud

Located at 5700 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in St. Cloud, 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

This market runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EBT is accepted and vendors are welcome. For more information, call 321-408-9587.


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