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USF Botanical Gardens holds 29th annual Spring Plant Festival April 14 & 15
The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens hosts their 29th annual Spring Plant Festival Apr 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Apr.15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 for the general public and free for Botanical Garden members and children under 12 years old. Free parking. It’s time to get inspired to spruce up your garden. Ask the experts for help. The growers and plant club members will be on hand. There will be over 70 vendors selling plants and plant-related items. Vendors at this event include local plant clubs and societies, as well as, commercial growers from throughout the state. Plants offered through clubs and societies include: butterfly plants and help on getting your butterfly garden started, crotons, African violets, orchids, bromeliads, cactus and succulents, bamboo, bonsai, bougainvillea, native plants, camellias, tropical fruit trees, palms, carnivorous plants, gesneriads and hardier shrubs to make it through even the coldest weather. Free Children’s Craft Area. Free Parking. Live music on Saturday. Festival plant displays. Container gardens will highlight the Festival and will be given to Drawing Winners on Sunday at 1:00 (need not be present to win). On Saturday, there will be talks starting at 11:00 with Organic Vegetable Gardening and at noon Growing Great Herbs, then there will be Container Garden Creations at 1:00. See our schedule of workshops on our website. Sunday, Beekeeping Basics Talk and tour at noon. For more information please call (813) 974-2329 or The Botanical Gardens at USF is a non-profit, member- sponsored, educational facility. The Garden is open to the public seven days a week (except major holidays). The Garden is located on the southwest corner of the Tampa campus, at Pine and Alumni drives, off of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, just one block north of Fowler Avenue. The mission of the Gardens is to foster appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of our natural and cultural botanical heritage through living plants, collections, displays education and research. -USF-

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