Events of Interest
Farmers' Markets |
Places of Interest |
Saturday, April 21, 8am - 1pm
The second annual spring native plant sale at Morningside Nature Center,
sponsored by the Florida Native Plant Society and
the Friends of Morningside. Sale of native trees, shrubs, wildflowers and grasses.
3540 E University Avenue, Gainesville, FL. (352) 334-2170.
The wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) shown at left was purchased at a
previous FPNS/FOM native plant sale.
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- Tuesdays, 2pm - sunset
- Butler Plaza Farmers' Market at Butler Plaza Central on Archer Road in Gainesville.
- Wednesdays, 2pm - sunset
- Downtown High Springs, FL.
- Wednesdays, 4pm - sunset
- Union Street (Downtown) Farmers' Market
at the Sun Center, next to the Hippodrome State Theater,
in downtown Gainesville, SE 1st Street and 2nd Place. Wheelchair accessible.
Live music begins at 5pm.
- Saturdays, 8:30am - 1pm
- Alachua County Farmers' Market on NW 34th Street (SR 121) just west of NW 13th Street (US 441)
in Gainesville. Wheelchair accessible. (352) 371-8266
- Saturdays, 8:30am - 1pm
- Haile Plantation Farmers' Market on the village green in the Haile Plantation business
district (off Tower Road in SW Gainesville).
Places of interest
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
Florida Museum of Natural History
- Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 9am - 5pm
- Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, 9am - dusk
- Closed Thursday
- This 62-acre botanical garden is environmentally diverse, offering mature hardwood forests interspersed
with rolling meadows and magnificent vistas overlooking Lake Kanapaha. Ten major gardens are connected by a
mile-long loop of paved walkways, making virtually the entire facility wheelchair accessible. Approximately
80% of the walkway traverses shaded woodlands, a feature that makes the jaunt comfortable during the
oppresively hot days of late summer when floral color is at its peak. Off Archer Road,
1 mile west of I-75, Gainesville, (352) 372-4981.
- $3 for adults
- $2 for children 6 to 13 years of age
- free for children under 6 years of age
- free for members of the North Florida Botanical Society
Find out how you can honor a person or organization you care about and
help build the new Summer House at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens.
- Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm
- Sunday, 1pm - 5pm
- Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
- Located on the UF campus at the intersection of SW 34th Street and Hull Road, Gainesville, FL.
(352) 846-2000. Frequently has programs and exhibits of interest to gardeners.
1st Thursday, 7:30pm
2nd Sunday, 3pm
Gainesville Koi, Goldfish & Water Garden Club meets at the home of a club member. Sponsors a
pond tour each year. (352) 331-1268 for more info.
2nd Thursday, 10am - noon
Four Seasons Garden Club of Gainesville. Does not meet in June, July and August.
For more information: (352) 375-7326 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd Thursday, 7:30pm
Florida Native Plant Society
Paynes Prairie Chapter meets at the Matheson Center, 513 East University Avenue, Gainesville.
Does not meet in June, July, August, and December.
3rd Sunday, 2pm - 4pm
Gainesville Camellia Society meets (usually) at
the Millhopper Road Branch Library, NW 43rd Street, Gainesville. (See their newsletter online
Does not meet in June, July, and August.
3rd Tuesday, 7pm
North Central Florida Herb Society meets at the Downtown Library, East University Avenue, Gainesville.
Info: (352) 481-4564 or (352) 371-3851.
(Does not meet during summer.)
3rd Wednesday, 7pm
Volusia County Orchid Society meets at the Volusia County Fairgrounds' Agricultural Center, DeLand, FL.
Meetings offer lectures by professional orchid growers, workshops, plant raffles, plant sales, and silent auctions.
Info: (904) 228-3286 or email email@example.com.
4th Sunday, 2pm
Gainesville-Jacksonville Bromeliad Society meets at the UF Entomology Department, UF Campus,
Gainesville. (352) 372-4576.
4th Monday, 7:30pm
4th Tuesday, 7:30pm
Gainesville Rose Society meets at the Doyle Conner Building, 1911 SW 34th Street, Gainesville.
The December meeting is the Holiday Luncheon, and the June meeting is the annual picnic. Does not
meet in July and August.
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Disclaimer: Our schedule of events is only as accurate as the published
sources we rely on. Events are always subject to last-minute cancellations and changes.
Therefore, we recommend that you verify the time and location of any events in our
list you plan to attend. We would appreciate it if you would notify us of any
inaccuracies in our list.