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USF Botanical Gardens hosts 29th annual Fall Plant Festival on October 12 & 13

TAMPA, FL (July 1, 2019) -The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens will celebrate their 29th annual Fall Plant Festival on October 12 from 10:00 to 3:00 and October 13 from 10:00 to 2:00. Admission for the event and botanical gardens is $5 for the general public. USF Botanical Garden members & children under 12 are admitted free. Free parking.

There will be over 40 vendors selling and displaying plants and plant related items filling the Botanical Gardens grounds. The vendors at this event include most local plant clubs and societies, as well as, commercial growers. Some of the plant clubs & societies that will be selling at the event and offering information include Crotons, African violets, orchids, bromeliads, begonias, cactus & succulents, fruit trees, bamboo, native plants, palms & cycads, and more. The festival features the Annual Scarecrow Display throughout the Gardens.

This year, Sunday offers the Annual Honey Tasting as a part of the festival. Included in the admission on Sunday there will be Honey Tasting. This will be held in the Patio Area with over 100 honeys from all over the world to sample from 11:00 to 1:00. There will be Garden beekeepers on hand to talk about beekeeping and give tours of the Apiary.

On Saturday: Fall Vegetable gardening workshop at 11:00. At noon there will be a Native Plant Workshop. !:00 will be Orchid Growing Basics Talk. Check our website for list of workshops. On Sunday there is Beekeeping Basics Workshop at noon.
Free Children’s Activity Area.

For more information call (813) 974-2329 or
Mapquest: 12210 USF Pine Dr, Tampa 33612.

The USF Botanical Garden is a non-profit, member- sponsored, educational facility. The Garden is open to the public seven days a week (except major holidays). The mission of the USF Botanical Gardens is to foster appreciation, understanding and stewardship of our natural and cultural botanical heritage through living plant collections, displays, education and research.

Filed under:Botanical Gardens     
Author:Kim Hutton