TAVARES — Lake County’s 6th Annual Landscape & Garden Fair, a free, botanical-themed festival, is seeking nature-oriented vendors.
Interested participants specializing in landscaping, gardening, irrigation, horticulture, fertilizer and more are invited to sign up for the two-day event, to be held Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 at the Lake County Extension Center's Discovery Gardens, located at 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares.
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 selling landscaping materials, native plants, roses, fruit trees and more.
To reserve space at the fair, rental fees must be received no later than Friday, Feb. 17. Available space ranges in price from $75 - $150 depending on size, and $40 for non-profit agencies. To secure a space, vendors may download and fill out a registration form at www.lakecountyfl.gov/gardenfair, make a check payable to “Lake County BCC” and either hand deliver or mail it to: Lake County Extension, Attn: Maggie Jarrell - Landscape & Garden Fair, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares, FL 32778.
The annual Landscape & Garden Fair attracts thousands of guests to hear expert speakers present on a variety of topics, including butterfly gardening, unusual edibles, shade gardening and hydroponics. Additional family-friendly activities include the Children’s Passport, with stops at multiple gardens, the Maze Scavenger Hunt and special butterfly release.
For more information about the 6th Annual Landscape & Garden Fair, call 352-343-4101 or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/gardenfair.