Tropiflora Upcoming Events


Saturday January 31 - Sunday February 01
Gardenfest! at Riverside Park, Vero Beach, Florida

Gardenfest!  Natures Finest Marketplace is the first arrival sign of spring in Vero. Look for this annual event at Riverside Park Saturday, January 31st from 9-5 and Sunday, February 1st from 9-4. A wonderful gardener’s paradise presented to you by the Garden Club of IRC. Eighty vendors, chosen especially for you by invitation only, will bring you the most beautiful flowering plants of unusual varieties, gorgeous ferns, herbs, bromeliads, orchids, palm trees, banana plants, violets, and many more plants that will temp your gardening skill. To complete your garden delight, you can’t forget the lighting, furniture, outdoor entertaining space, bird houses, and all the unusual garden art to make your area paradise. The Garden Club brings this wonderful world to you with no entry fee. Participation in our fabulous raffle of NINE different baskets compiled with gifts for various tastes: one for the golfer, one for the food and wine enthusiast, one for the spa and beauty treatment, and many more.

Riverside Park is located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, Florida 32963. Featuring over 70 vendors, including Tropiflora, selling plants, garden accessories, artwork and much more!  Speakers will lecture on various subjects. Our very own Antone Jones is scheduled to speak on Saturday.

Tuesday February 03
Talk at Sarasota Succulent Society

Dennis Cathcart to speak at the Sarasota Succulent Society at the Sarasota Garden Club, 1131 Blvd of the Arts, Sarasota, FL. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm.

Saturday February 07 - Sunday February 08
2015 Botanica Plant Sale

 Friends of Port St Lucie Botanical Gardens invite you to the 2015 Botanica Plant Sale held on February 7th and 8th. The address of the sale is 2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens in the city of Port St. Lucie, Florida. Hours of the sale are from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday February 09
Talk at Sarasota Bromeliad Society

Dennis Cathcart to speak at the Sarasota Bromeliad Society. Meetings are held at Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S. Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236 in the Activities Building. Meeting begins at 7:30 pm.

Saturday February 14 - Sunday February 15
Edison Plant Festival

February 14 - 15, 2015

Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday 9:00 AM - 4:00PM

Throughout the Edison & Ford Winter Estates public gardens and under the Banyan Tree, the Estates Garden Shoppe will be selling unique tropical heritage plants and trees and will be joined by several dozen Florida vendors. Gardeners will be delighted at this one stop shopping for unique garden items including flowering trees, unusual tropical plants and fruits, bougainvillea, orchids, roses, bromeliads, palms, cactus, herbs, bonsai, bamboo, fruit, ginger and butterfly plants as well as garden art, honey, and gardening supplies. This event is FREE to the public. 

Wednesday February 18
Talk at Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton

Dennis Cathcart to speak at the Broken Sound Butterfly and Garden Club in Boca Raton. Program topic is Singapore. Meeting time is 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Meeting location is at the Broken Sound Club, 2401 Willow Springs Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33496.

Thursday February 19
Talk at Bromeliad Society of the Palm Beaches

Dennis Cathcart to speak at the February meeting. Meetings are at 7:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month and held at Mounts Botanical Gardens 531 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415.

Saturday February 21 - Sunday February 22
Plant & Garden Festival at Selby Gardens

A beloved annual Selby Gardens tradition, this plant & garden extravaganza draws an enthusiastic crowd of plant-lovers seeking the uncommon and the unusual for their own gardens. With more than 2,500 different kinds of plants to choose from, you can find the perfect fit (and growing tips!) you need to take any garden to the next level. Many of the plants for sale cannot be found at other regional plant sales or commercial nurseries.

From succulents and orchids to natives, perennials, houseplants, shrubs and trees – there is something for every gardening interest! In addition, a variety of landscape-related accessories will be available and gorgeous displays and demonstrations by our Bonsai & Ikebana Societies will be presented in The Great Room. Live musical performances and a variety of food vendors are available for your enjoyment.

In addition to our select nurseries represented at the festival, there will also be a special plant area designated for Selby Gardens’ living collection of plants which will also be available for sale. A special plant holding area for your shopping convenience.

The Stonefish Band will perform both days (Eclectic Americana Roots Rock with bluegrass, folk, country and blues infused)

Coolers or outside food or beverages are not permitted.


Selby Gardens is located at 811 S. Palm Ave in Sarasota, Florida. Hours of the sale are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Wednesday February 25
Talk at Anna Maria Garden Club

Dennis Cathcart to speak at the Anna Maria Garden Club. Program is on bromeliad culture. Meetings are held at the Roser Memorial Community Church, 412 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216.


Saturday February 28
Plantae Exoticus at Hollis Gardens

A unique plant sale held at Hollis Gardens, 702 East Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801.

Monday March 02
Talk at Lemon Bay Garden Club

Dennis Cathcart to speak on 'Knowing and Growing Bromeliads'. Program to begin at 11:00 am with lunch served at 12 noon. Meeting location is Lemon Bay Garden Club, 480 Yale St., Englewood, FL 34223.

Thursday March 05
Talk at Naples Master Gardener meeting

Dennis Cathcart to speak at the Naples Master Gardener meeting held at Unity Church, 200 Unity Way, Naples, FL 34112.

Monday March 09
Talk at India River Bromeliad Society meeting

Dennis Cathcart to speak at the IRBS meeting. Held at the Garden Club of Indian River County 2526 17th Ave, Vero Beach, FL. Doors open 6:30 p.m. for Sales, information etc. Program Begins at 7:00 p.m.  Topic: Brazil part 3

Saturday March 14 - Sunday March 15
Spring Plant Sale at Leu Gardens

Plants, plants and more plants. Over 50 plant growers will be at Leu Gardens selling a variety of plants and garden accessories. Talk to the experts and purchase the best quaility of plants in Central Florida.  Gardens are Free both days. Saturday, March 15 & Sunday March 16 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm both days. Bring a wagon!

Leu Gardens is located at 1920 N. Forest Ave, Orlando, Florida 32803.

Friday March 27 - Sunday March 29
Tropiflora's Spring Festival

is a three day event featuring thousands of Tropiflora's own plants placed on sale in special tents and on benches set up for the sale. All are sale-priced and marked for your convenience. In addition to our own plants, we host about 20 outside vendors selling plant material from bamboo to bougainvilleas, crotons, aroids, ferns, orchids, succulents, shrubs, annuals, fruit trees and palms. Free coffee and donuts in the morning. The Oaks barbecue restaurant has a tent with delicious lunches for sale. Live music brightens the atmosphere. Free parking and Free admission! Pet friendly! Hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday and Saturday, and 10:00 am - 3:00 pm on Sunday.

Tropiflora is located at 3530 Tallevast Road, Sarasota, Florida 34243.

Thursday April 16 - Sunday April 19
18th Annual Australian Bromeliad Conference

 Dennis Cathcart to speak at the 18th Australasian Bromeliad Conference held at the Novotel Parramatta in Parramatta, New South Wales, Sydney,  Australia. The conference begins on April 16th and runs through the 19th.

Saturday April 18 - Sunday April 19
Spring Sale at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Held at Fairchild Gardens, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156. Dates of the sale are Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12, 2015.


Bromeliads are extremely tropical and add easy color to any yard. The Bromeliad Society of South Florida Annual Show and Sale will be a perfect opportunity to add bromeliads to your garden. Many of Florida's finest bromeliad nurseries and best individual growers will be offering bromeliads for sale.

Admission: Free for Fairchild Members and children 5 and under.

Non-members: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17. 

Eco-discount: If you walk, ride your bike or take public transportation to Fairchild, receive $5 off admission for adults and $2 off admission for children. Members, remember to bring your Rewards Card to earn your gift passes! 

Military Discount: We are pleased to offer active military personnel free admission. In addition, admission for spouses is $20 and children $10. Please present Military IDs.

Saturday April 25 - Sunday April 26
Spring Plant Sale at Mounts Botanical Gardens

Held at Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415. The sale hours are 9:00 am - 4:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday.

This annual Spring Plant Sale features over 80 vendors with an amazing assortment of plants and goods. Palms, orchids, bamboo, begonias, bromeliads, fruit trees, and many other types of plants will be for sale. This is a great opportunity to learn about plants that grow well in South Florida and find something new for your garden. Once again the Greater Palm Beach Rose Society and the American Hibiscus Sunrise-Conrad Chapter will be having their annual judging and show.

Saturday May 16 - Sunday May 17
Talk at Epcot

Dennis Cathcart to speak at the International Flower & Garden show held at Epcot.

Tuesday June 16
Talk at Bromeliad Society of South Florida

Dennis Cathcart to speak at the June meeting of the BSSF. Meetings are held at Fairchild Botanic Gardens located at 10901 Old Cutler Rd, Miami, FL 33156. Meeting begins at 7:30 pm in the Corbin building, classroom "A".

Sunday June 21
Talk at Caloosahatchee Bromeliad Society

Dennis Cathcart to speak at the June meeting of the Caloosahatchee Bromeliad Society. Meetings are held at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2439 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Meeting begins at 2:00 pm.

Friday June 26 - Saturday June 27
Tropiflora's Summer Blowout Sale

Tropiflora’s Summer Stock Reduction Sale is coming June 26th and 27th. No frills, just plants. No food, no outside vendors, just bargains galore! Free parking and free admission. Friday the 26th of June and Saturday the 27th of June, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days!