Spring Plant Festival

Spring Plant Festival
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Spring Plant Festival says
USF Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Festival
April 11 & 12

Vendors with orchids, begonias, bonsai, cactus, Crotons, butterfly plants, camellias, bamboo, tropical fruit, citrus, gingers, Plumeria, palms, bromeliads, carnivorous plants, African violets, native plants, herbs, ferns, & lots more.

$5 admission; children under 12 & USF Botanical Garden members are admitted free.

Schedule of Workshops


11:00 Organic Vegetable Gardening presented by Steve Grace of Grace's Hydro Organic Garden Center

12:00 Discovering Florida Native Botanical Gems presented by Mike Owen Faxahatchee biologist. This is a unique opportunity for a fun, educational look at Florida ecosystems and the mysterious botanical jewels they shelter. New Florida orchids are still being discovered. Mike Owen offers exciting, entertaining tales of hikes through the Fakahatchee State Park. This Florida’s largest and wildest state preserve, home to 22 species of orchids.

1:00 Basics of Growing Orchids
Presented by Pete Skoglund, Orchid Grower

Sunday is Beekeeping Day
12:00 Beekeeping Basics Presented by Garden beekeepers
1:00 Tour of Apiary

USFBG contact information:
• Phone: (813) 974-2363
• Email: USFbotanicalgardens [at] gmail [dot] com
• Online: http://gardens.usf.edu/
• Directions & info: http://gardens.usf.edu/visit/
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By: USF Botanical Gardens