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USF Botanical Gardens to host 26th annual Fall Plant Festival Oct. 8-9
[10.03.2016]
The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens will celebrate its 26th annual Fall Plant Festival on Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

USF Botanical Gardens to host Seventh Annual Taste of Honey event
[08.03.2016]
The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is hosting the Seventh Annual Taste of Honey fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 2-5 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of the event.

USF Botanical Gardens to hold 27th annual Spring Plant Festival
[02.29.2016]
The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens hosts their 27th annual Spring Plant Festival.

USF Botanical Gardens to host the Spring Begonia Bash
[02.29.2016]
On March 12, the University of South Florida Botanical Garden is hosting the Florida West Coast Begonia Society Spring Begonia Bash from 9 a.m. to noon.

USF Botanical Gardens to host Sixth Annual Taste of Honey event
[09.11.2015]
The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is hosting the Sixth Annual Taste of Honey fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 3-5 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of the event.

USF Botanical Gardens to host Summer Plant Festival
[06.18.2015]
The USF Botanical Gardens is having its annual Summer Plant Festival on June 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m and June 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5. Garden members and children under 12 years old will be admitted for free.

USF Botanical Gardens to host its 24th annual Fall Plant Festival
[07.24.2014]
The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens will celebrate its 24th annual Fall Plant Festival Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 12 from 10 am. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for the general public and free for children under twelve and USF Botanical Garden members. Parking is free.

USF Botanical Gardens to hold 16th annual Tropical Plant Fair
[07.07.2014]
The USF Botanical Gardens is having its 16th Annual Tropical Plant Fair July 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and July 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for non-members and free for USF Botanical Gardens members and children under age 12. Parking is free for all.

Two USF Botanical Gardens volunteers keep gardens growing
[6.30.2014]
The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is made up of 16 acres of natural beauty and maintains a living collection of more than 3,000 plants, animals and natural habitats. It’s a place to wed, to learn, and to relax and meditate. It’s a place to breathe.

USF Botanical Gardens to hold 25th annual Spring Plant Festival
[2.24.2014]
The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens will host its 25th annual Spring Plant Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 12 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 13. Admission to the event is $5 for the general public and will be free to Botanical Gardens members and children under the age of 12. There will be a free children’s craft area. Parking at the Gardens is also free.

USF Botanical Gardens to offer Eco Printing Workshop
[10.23.2013]
During Nov. 2-3, the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is having a special “Eco Printing Workshop.” The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Gardens Conservatory.

USF Botanical Gardens hosts annual honey tasting event
[10.10.2013]
The USF Botanical Gardens presented dozens of exotic honey flavors at the Fourth Annual Taste of Honey event on Saturday, Sept. 28.

USF Botanical Gardens to showcase aesthetic side of sustainability with “upcycled” art
[10.08.2013]
The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens in conjunction with the Science Collaboration for Global Solutions Partnership will soon showcase some unique pieces of artwork made with “upcycled” materials. Upcycled materials—unlike recycled materials—are not broken down and remade into new products, but are repurposed for new and further uses.

Beekeeping course schedule has been changed
[10.07.2013]
The beekeeping University of South Florida course that begins this November has had some alterations to the schedule. the first class, “Meet the Bees: Basics of Bees and Beekeeping,” will take place on Nov. 16.

USF Botanical Garden Plant Shop to host Gesneriad Celebration
[09.09.13]
University of South Florida Botanical Gardens Plant Shop will host the special one-day Gesneriad Celebration Saturday, Sept.14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Botanical Gardens to host annual cactus, succulent sale
[08.20.2013]
The Central Florida Cactus and Succulent Society will hold its 19th Annual Show and Sale at the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 31.

USF Botanical Gardens to host annual Bromeliad BASH
[07.24.2013]
The University of South Florida’ Botanical Gardens Plant Shop will host Bromeliad BASH from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 10, 2013 at the garden’s plant shop.

USF Botanical Gardens to host 4th annual honey tasting event
[07.31.2013]
The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is hosting the Fourth Annual Taste of Honey fundraiser on Sept. 28. From 1-3 p.m., visitors will be able to taste more than 100 honeys from all over the world and participate in beekeeping workshops.

USF Botanical Gardens holds annual Tropical Plant Fair
[06.23.2013]
The USF Botanical Gardens is having its 15th Annual Tropical Plant Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 13 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 14. Admission is $5. Garden members and children under 12-years-old are admitted free. Parking is free.

Come celebrate Rafters’ birthday at the USF Botanical Gardens
[11.05.2012]
The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens and the College of Arts and Sciences are throwing a birthday party for Rafters, the sassy cat who lives in the gardens. The birthday party will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 1-3 p.m. in the Botanical Gardens and is an invitation-only event.

USF Botanical Gardens to host 22nd Annual Fall Plant Festival
[10.08.2012]
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.

USF Botanical Gardens conducting rap contest
[07.25.2012]
The USF Botanical Gardens is seeking submissions of rap songs containing information about the gardens and Rafters, the cat who lives there. The contest is open to USF students, faculty, staff and alumni. The grand prize winner will receive a $25 iTunes gift card and the chance for their rap to be used in Botanical Gardens promotions. One second-place winner will receive a $15 Starbucks gift card.

USF Botanical Gardens to host butterfly and plant fair
[06.05.2012]
The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is hosting its 14th annual Butterfly, Herb and Native Plant Fair June 9-10.

USF launches Weather Center
[06.01.2012]
USF News, working in conjunction with the Botanical Gardens and Jennifer Collins, associate professor of geology whose research focuses on weather and climate, has launched a new weather center to provide faculty, staff, students and visitors a snapshot of current weather conditions on the Tampa campus.

If you build it, they will grow
[05.02.2012]
In the distance, it rises like Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro. As you approach, it takes on the shape of a dormant volcano. Suddenly, a familiar aroma engulfs your nostrils and stimulates your senses. Standing next to it is quiet surreal; one might even say it’s a metaphysical experience. What is it?

USF to celebrate poetry month at the gardens
[04.23.2012]
April has been celebrated as National Poetry Month since 1996 and this year, the University of South Florida has been hosting many activities to recognize the importance of poetry. On Tuesday, April 24, 2012, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the USF Botanical Gardens, USF will hold an event entitled “The Future is Sustainable: Poetry, Food and Place.”

USF to celebrate National Poetry Month
[03.28.2012]
If National Poetry Month at the University of South Florida is not the largest event of its kind this year -- in Florida or the nation -- USF Professor Jay Hopler will be surprised. All the ingredients are there.

New addition to Botanical Gardens just for kids
[03.01.2012]
A new children's section has opened at the University of South of Florida's Botanical Gardens in an attempt to grow curiosity about nature in young visitors.

USF Botanical Gardens to host Fairy Garden Workshop
[01.24.2012]
The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens will be hosting another Fairy Garden Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. The workshop will include a starter kit, which includes seven pieces of fairy furniture, container and dirt with plants.

Botanical Gardens to host railway workshop
[01.19.2012]
The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is offering a workshop that will teach participants how to create their own garden railway. Experts from the Gulfcoast Garden Railroaders will give demonstrations at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 21 at the USF Botanical Gardens.

Beekeeping workshops begin Saturday
[01.19.2012]
Making friends with bees and becoming a beekeeper can be as easy as taking a series of classes at USF’s Botanical Gardens.

USF Botanical Gardens presents Food for All Seasons Day
[11.14.2011]
On Nov. 19, 2011, the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is having a special day of workshops and edible plant sales from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entrance into the Gardens will be free.

USF Botanical Gardens to host stress relief workshop
[11.10.2011]
Stress is something that everyone has to deal with. However, on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 3-4:30 p.m., the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens will hold a workshop to help relieve those daily stresses. Gary DuDell, Ph.D. will lead the workshop, entitled “Mindfulness and Stress Reduction.”

USF Botanical Gardens to host “Don’t be Afraid of the Native Plants” workshop
[10.28.2011]
TAMPA, Fla. -- On Oct. 29, the University of South Florida Botanical Garden is having a special “Don’t Be Afraid of the Native Plants” Workshop by a native plant expert. The workshop will be held at the garden’s conservatory from 10-10:30 a.m. as part of a special Native Plant Day at the Botanical Gardens.

USF Botanical Gardens to host Beginners Bonsai Workshop
[10.03.2011]
The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens will host the Hukyu Bonsai Society’s presentation of Introduction to Bonsai Workshop. This will be a 2-hour hands-on workshop from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 22.

USF Botanical Gardens to host Fall Plant Festival
[09.30.2011]
The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is hosting the annual Fall Plant Festival from Saturday, Oct. 8 to Sunday, Oct. 9.

For your “honey do” list: Attend annual honey tasting
[09.19.2011]
One of the sweetest events of the year is just around the corner. The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is getting ready for the second Annual Honey Tasting Event from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the gardens.

For your “honey do” list: Attend annual honey tasting
[09.13.2011]
One of the sweetest events of the year is just around the corner. The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is getting ready for the second Annual Honey Tasting Event from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the gardens.

VIDEO: USF Botanical Gardens
[05.23.2011]
The USF College of Arts and Sciences is the home of one of the University's great treasures, the Botanical Gardens. Home to a wide variety of native flora and fauna, the Gardens serve the dual purpose of providing an oasis for the university and the community it serves, as well as providing a home for important research projects. Classes in disciplines ranging from environmental science to pharmacy use the Gardens to further the research enterprise at USF.

Earth Day Tampa Bay takes pride at USF Botanical Gardens
[04.21.2011]
Join USF’s Office of Sustainability and the Tampa Bay Sierra Club for Earth Day Tampa Bay 2011, on Saturday, April 23 at the USF Botanical Gardens. This year makes the 41st celebration of Earth Day Tampa Bay, and the theme, Pride of Place, encourages taking pride in our communities and environment. The free event starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.

Students enjoy the fruit of their labor
[04.21.2011]
Students from the Ethics of Food Production class gathered under a tent at the USF Botanical Gardens to gorge themselves on organic produce and vegan meals. This potluck, held on April 14, was a result of a semester-long process of maintaining their own vegetable garden where they finally got a chance to enjoy the harvest.

USF to unveil poetry garden
[04.15.2011]
The garden is a winding path through pine trees and palms. A pavilion made of wood and thatched with palm leaves is available among the poems posted along the path for visitors to stop, sit, and create their own sense of place.

Medicinal plant garden takes root
[01.03.2011]
Among its 3,000 species of plants, diverse habitats and shady paths, something new is taking root at the USF Botanical Gardens. Thanks to University of South Florida senior Tony Kurian, a biology major and president of the USF Botanical Gardens Club, there’s a medicinal plant garden.

Annual Fall Plant Festival celebrated Oct. 9-10
[10.07.2010]
The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens will celebrate its 20th annual Fall Plant Festival on Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Oct.10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission for the event and botanical gardens is $5 for the general public. USF Botanical Garden members and children under 12 are admitted free.

USF Botanical Gardens to host beekeeping workshops
[09.17.2010]
The USF Botanical Gardens will be hosting four beekeeping workshops this fall.

USF Botanical Gardens Plant Shop to host "An African Violet and Gesneriad Celebration"
[09.09.2010]
The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens Plant Shop will host a special one-day Gesneriad Celebration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the USF Botanical Gardens.

USF Botanical Gardens to feature annual cactus show
[09.03.2010]
Central Florida Cactus & Succulent Society will hold its annual Show & Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 4, 2010 at the USF Botanical Gardens.

New USF student organization offers thesis, volunteer opportunities
[08.17.2010]
Beginning this fall, University of South Florida students will have the opportunity to join a new student organization, the USF Botanical Gardens Club. This organization will offer students the opportunity to develop an honors thesis or volunteer with the Botanical Gardens.

Annual Tropical Plant Fair set for July 10-11
[07.02.2010]
Did you lose your tropical plants in last winter’s harsh weather? Those delicate orchids and ginger plants, fragrant plumeria, or lush green ferns?

Botanical Gardens hosting events about bromeliads and bees
[08.03.2010]
For two consecutive weekends this month, the USF Botanical Gardens will be all abuzz as gardens staff and volunteers welcome visitors to its annual Bromeliad Bash on Saturday, Aug. 14 and then the first in a series of popular beekeeping workshops on Saturday, Aug. 21.