2014 Plant & Garden Festival

Saturday early admission for members – 9:00am

Celebrating its 39th anniversary, Selby Gardens’ Plant & Garden Festival is Sarasota’s most anticipatedfamily event of the year!  In addition to the many unique vendors selling rare plants, gardening accessories and beautiful pottery, this year’s two-day horticultural extravaganza will feature wondrous demonstrations, live music, delicious food and fun for ALL ages February 22 – 23, 10:00 am – 5:00 pmSpecial admission pricing for non-members during the 2014 Plant & Garden Festival provides an opportunity to experience all the Gardens’ has to offer including the NEW Children’s Rainforest, art exhibits and full access to the Tropical Conservatory for a discounted admission—see below!

Shuttle Service 10am – 4pm

Park at the Senior Friendship Center and a trolley will take you “to & from” the Plant & Garden Festival!

LIVE MUSIC
1:00pm – 3:00pm        Scott Blum and John Rinell will perform a variety of music styles to include Pop, Rock, Reggae, Jazz, Calypso and even Country!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday
12:00pm – 1:00pm       Growing Epiphytic Amaryllis in Trees, Amaryllis Spectacularis—Pavilion
12:30pm – 4:30pm*    Ikebana demonstration, Ikebana International Society—Mansion (*hourly)
1:00pm – 2:15pm         Sumi-e Calligraphy Demonstration, Sarasota Sumi-e Society—Cooley Theater 
2:00pm – 3:00pm          Bonsai Demonstrations, Sho-Fu Bonsai Society—Great Room by the Bay 
3:00pm – 5:00pm         Meet the Artists, Tropical Splendor Art Exhibit—Mansion
Sunday
11:00am – 12:00pm     The Fabulous Crotons of Florida, Peters Crotons & Cordylines—Pavilion
11:30pm – 12:30pm     Bonsai Demonstrations, Sho-Fu Bonsai Society—Great Room by the Bay 
12:00pm – 1:00pm       Growing Epiphytic Amaryllis in Trees, Amaryllis Spectacularis—Pavilion
12:30pm – 4:30pm*    Ikebana demonstration, Ikebana International Society—Mansion (*hourly)
1:00pm – 2:00pm         Orchid Culture, Dan & Margie Orchids—Pavilion

Special Family Activities in the NEW Children’s Rainforest & Kid’s Corner
10:30am – 12:30pm (Sat-Sun)             Beautiful Birds from Save our Seabirds, CRG Village Huts
10:30am – 12:30pm (Sat-Sun)             Hands on Bromeliad Experiment, CRG Research Station
10:30am – 4:30pm (Sat-Sun)               Lawn Games and Botanically-themed Arts & Crafts, CRG Lawn & Village
10:30am – 4:30pm (Sat-Sun)               Making Fairy Houses, Kid’s Corner
1:00pm – 3:00pm (Sat-Sun)                 Live Music with the Sounds of a Didgeridoo, CRG Village
1:00pm – 3:00pm (Sun)                       Making Wind Chimes, CRG Village Huts

MENU
Grilled Hamburger on Toasted Bun $5
Grilled Hot Dog on Toasted Bun $3
Grilled Bratwurst & Sauerkraut on Toasted Bun $6
Grilled Chicken Breast on Toasted Bun $7
Grilled Marinated Portobello Mushrooms on Toasted Multi-grain Bun $7
KIDS “Rainforest Explorer” Box Lunch (hot do, juice box, bag of veggies, stickers and a PRIZE) $7
Chips, Water, Soda, Iced Tea, Beer & Wine also available!

ADMISSION
*FREE Members and Kid’s 11 & Under
$5        Member Guests
$14      Adults—special pricing for non-members during the Plant and Garden Festival

*Interested in becoming a member to enjoy the gardens’ all year long for FREE?  Online memberships are instant and begin at just $60!  Click here to learn more: http://www.selby.org/membership

PARKING

Auxiliary parking is available at the Senior Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way.

New this year! Expanded transportation services will include a 24-passenger trolley operating between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day.

Our regular van will be available at the following times:

Saturday 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The proceeds from this special event will benefit Selby Gardens’ education, horticulture, and research activities. Therefore, guest passes, coupons, and reciprocal offers will not be accepted during the Plant & Garden Festival.