TAVARES – From master gardeners to children alike, Lake County’s 3rd Annual Central Florida Landscape & Garden Fair, to be held May 3 - 4 at Discovery Gardens, located at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares, has something for everyone.
The fair will take place from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday. Saturday’s presentations include Teresa Watkins on Florida Friendly Landscaping, Steve Earls on Square Foot Gardening, Tom MacCubbin on Edible Landscapes and Anne Keller on Geocaching. On Sunday, presentations include Karina Veaudry on Native Plants and residential horticulture agent with the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County Brooke Moffis on Hot Plants, Cool Looks.
The free event will provide visitors an opportunity to browse and purchase goods from dozens of exhibitors specializing in landscaping, gardening, irrigation, fertilizer, composting, hardscapes and more.
This year’s fair brings back the popular Children’s Passport, which children will have a chance to complete by stopping by the designated locations on the map.
Exhibitor booths ranging from 10’x10’ to 10’x20’ and food vendor spaces are available, as well as sponsorships are available ranging in cost from $250 for silver level to $750 for platinum level. Vendors and sponsors may register online at www.lakecountyfl.gov/gardenfair. The deadline to register is April 4. For more information, call Tina Chavez at 352-343-9647 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discovery Gardens is nestled on over four acres behind the Lake County Agricultural Center and features 20 themed gardens, including a string of lush courtyards and six specially designed children’s gardens.