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USF Botanical Gardens to host 22nd Annual Fall Plant Festival

TAMPA, Fla. -- The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens will host its 22nd Annual Fall Plant Festival on Oct.13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct.14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be more than 50 vendors selling plants such as cotons, African violets, orchids, fruit trees and plant related items. Vendors will range from local plant clubs and societies to commercial growers.

The annual Scarecrow Display will be displayed throughout the Gardens for the entire weekend. On Saturday, there will be music and prizes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The USF Honors College Rubber Band Jazz band will be performing at noon on Sunday.

The grand opening for the Hoya Hut will take place on Saturday, followed by a talk about the plant at noon.

There will be a vegetable gardening workshop at 11 a.m. and herb growing workshop at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The Bat Conservation will be offering educational talks throughout that day as well.

There will be a free children’s activity area where they can make brooms while supplies last.

Admission for the event and the Botanical Gardens is $5. Members and children under 12 are free.

For more information on the event, please call (813) 974-2329 or go to

The Gardens are located at 12210 USF Pine Dr.


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Author: Heather Mooren