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The USF Botanical Gardens holds USF Botanical Gardens Summer Plant Festival on June 23 & 24
The USF Botanical Gardens is having the Summer Plant Festival on June 23, from 10:00 to 3:00 and June 24; from 10:00 to 3:00. Admission is $5. Garden members and children under twelve years old are admitted free. Parking is 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.. 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 26 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. The USF Botanical Garden is located near the southwest corner of the USF Tampa campus, at the intersection of Pine and Alumni drives off Bruce B Downs Boulevard. Pine is one block north of Fowler Ave. off of Bruce B. Downs. For more information, please call (813) 974-2329 or website: You can Map quest us at: 12210 USF Pine Dr. Tampa, 33620.

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