Sunday January 22
Talk at Gainesville Bromeliad Society
Dennis Cathcart to speak at the January meeting of the Gainesville Bromeliad Society. Meetings are held at the Entomology and Nematology Department at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
Saturday February 04 - Sunday February 05
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, February 4th from 9-5 and Sunday, February 5th 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.
Saturday February 11 - Sunday February 12
Edison Festival Garden Market
February 11th and February 12th, 2017. Hours of admission: 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 15
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 15, 2017. Meeting location is at the Broken Sound Club, 2401 Willow Springs Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33496.
Thursday February 16
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 25
Plantae Exoticum at Hollis Gardens
A unique one day plant sale held at Hollis Gardens, 702 East Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801. Hours are 10 am - 4 pm.
Thursday March 09
Talk at Collier County Master Gardeners
Dennis Cathcart to speak at the Unity of Naples Church, 2000 Unity Way in Naples, Florida starting at 10:00 am.
Saturday March 11 - Sunday March 12
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 11 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm & Sunday March 12 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Bring a wagon!
Leu Gardens is located at 1920 N. Forest Ave, Orlando, Florida 32803.
Monday March 13
Talk at Indian 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.
Saturday March 18 - Sunday March 19
Garden Fest Arbor Day
The Bromeliad Society of Broward County is hosting the Garden Fest Show And Sale at Volunteer Park, 12050 W Sunrise Blvd, Plantation, FL 33323. Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-4. There will be garden art, Photography, and even a farmer's market. Free admission and free parking.
Saturday March 25 - Sunday March 26
A Tropical Plant Fair
A Tropical Plant Fair event will be held at the Pride Center at Equality Park, 2040 N. Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305.
FREE admission to the sale. Hours of admission on Saturday are 9:00 am - 4:30 pm and on Sunday 10:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Friday March 31 - Sunday April 02
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.
Saturday April 29 - Sunday April 30
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.