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by: Harriet Sokmensuer Community Editor

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens will host the 39th annual Plant and Garden Festival Saturday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 23. The festival, which spans Selby’s 15 acres, invites floral fans of all ages to learn about familiar and rare plants. Attendees can also purchase new additions for their personal gardens.

The two-day event will include live music, lawn games and educational demonstrations. Plant and garden vendors will be selling unique plant and garden items such as ceramic wall planters and all-natural fertilizers.

Admission is free for members and children 11 and under; $5 for member guests and $14 for nonmembers.

For information, visit selby.org/events/2014-plant-garden-festival.
 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, Feb. 22
Noon to 1 p.m. — Amaryllis Spectacularis’ “Growing Epiphytic Amaryllis in Trees” at the pavilion

12:30 to 4:30 p.m. (hourly) — Ikebana International Society’s ikebana demonstration at the Selby Mansion

1 to 2:15 p.m. — Sumi-e calligraphy demonstration at the Cooley Theater

2 to 3 p.m. — Sho-Fu Bonsai Society’s bonsai demonstrations in the Great Room by the Bay

3 to 5 p.m. — Meet the artists of the Tropical Splendor Art Exhibit at the Selby Mansion 

CHILDREN’S RAINFOREST ACTIVITIES
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Beautiful birds from Save our Seabirds in the CRG Village Huts

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Hands-on bromeliad experiment at CRG Research Station

10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Lawn games and botanically themed arts and crafts at the CRG Lawn and Village

10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Making fairy houses at the Kids’ Corner

1 to 3 p.m. — Live music with the sounds of a didgeridoo at the CRG Village 

1 to 3 p.m. — Making wind chimes at the CRG Village Huts

 

Sunday, Feb. 23
11 a.m. to noon — Peters Crotons and Cordylines’ “The Fabulous Crotons of Florida” at the pavilion

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Sho-Fu Bonsai Society’s bonsai demonstrations in the Great Room by the Bay

Noon to 1 p.m. — Amaryllis Spectacularis’ “Growing Epiphytic Amaryllis in Trees” at the pavilion

12:30 to 4:30 p.m. (hourly) — Ikebana International Society Demonstration at the Selby Mansion

1 to 2 p.m. — Dan and Margie Orchids’ “Orchid Culture” at the pavilion

CHILDREN’S RAINFOREST ACTIVITIES
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Beautiful birds from Save our Seabirds at the CRG Village Huts

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Hands-on bromeliad experiment at the CRG Research Station

10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Lawn games and botanically themed arts and crafts at the CRG Lawn and Village

10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Making fairy houses at the Kids’ Corner

1 to 3 p.m. — Live music with the sounds of a didgeridoo at the CRG Village

1 to 3 p.m. — Making wind chimes at the CRG Village Huts

Contact Harriet Sokmensuer at hsokmensuer@yourobserver.com

 

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