TAVARES – Lake County’s 4th Annual Landscape & Garden Fair, a botanical-themed family-friendly event, will be held April 18-19 at Discovery Gardens, located at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. The fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Sponsored by Lake County, The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County and the Lake County Master Gardeners, the festival will provide visitors an opportunity to browse and purchase goods from vendors specializing in landscaping, native plants, orchids, irises, bonsai, fruit trees and more.
“This popular event is great for everyone - from novice to expert gardeners interested in increasing their knowledge, to families seeking a free, educational event,” said Brooke Moffis, residential horticulture agent with UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County.
Expert guest speakers will present on a variety of topics including beekeeping, butterfly gardening, succulents, cooking with herbs, irrigation, as well as growing blueberries and vegetables.
For children, activities will include the Children’s Passport, a butterfly release scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, and a Maze Scavenger Hunt complete with prizes. Kids under 16 may complete the Children’s Passport by stopping by the five designated locations on the event’s program map.
Discovery Gardens is nestled on over four acres behind the Lake County Agricultural Center and features 24 themed gardens, including a string of lush courtyards and five specially designed children’s gardens.
For more information about the 4th Annual Landscape & Garden Fair, and to see a list of vendors and speaker schedule, visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/gardenfair.