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Oct 08 - 09 2022


10:00 am - 3:00 pm

USF Botanical Garden Fall Plant Festival

  • $5 Admission
  • Free for Members
  • Children under 12 are free!
  • Free parking and children’s activities!

Please do your part to keep the Gardens beautiful for all to enjoy by following these simple RULES:

  • Stay on established paths
  • Removing plant material is prohibited
  • Smoking and Vaping are prohibited on USF property
  • Stay in guest areas
  • Follow all signage

Children’s Activities

  • Storytime – Children’s Area Deck:  11:00. 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 each day
  • Children’s Nature Art: Sun Prints – Pavilion:  12:30 each day
  • Children’s Nature Art: Kindness Rocks – Children’s Area- 1:30 each day

Workshops:  Pavilion

Steve Grace from Grace’s Hydro Organic: Saturday 11:00
Tampa Audubon: Saturday 1:30, Sunday 11:00
Raleigh Barns from Third Insight Design on Sugar Cane: Sunday 2:00
USF Bee Workshop:  Saturday & Sunday noon

Fall vendors 

3 Seasons Growers
ABC Tropical Plant Nursery
Beach Shack Chic
Begonia Society of Tampa Bay
USF BeeKeeping and Apiary Information
Boyce Nursery
Bromeliad Guild of Tampa Bay
Buddy Brew Coffee 
Cactus & Exotics
Cactus Island Nursery
Calusa Palms Nursery
Central Florida Cactus & Succulent Society
Critter Companions by Kenny Coogan
Donut You Want Me Baby
Elting’s Exotic Plants 
Eva’s Ideas
Florida Fresh Live Herbs
Garden Trails
George Griepenburg
Grace’s Hydro-Organic Garden Center
Grassroots Nursery
Greenleaf Worm Farm
Island Bamboo Garden
J&P Nursery 
Juanita’s Herb Growers  
Lemon Graft
Louis Del Favero Orchids
Louise’s Healing Salve
Lutz Nutz Company 
Mad Plants 
My Crazy Plant Life
Nature’s Clay Art 
Prana Farms
Rainmaker Nurseries
Rare Fruit Council 
Skoops Italian Ice
Southern Blooms LLC
Spring Lake Tropicals
Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society 
Tampa African Violet Society 
Tampa Audubon
Tampa Bay Gesneriad Society 
Tampa Bay Orchid Society 
The Little Adventure Farm
Third Insight Design
Thunderstruck Bonsai
Wallace Nursery

Vendor Map

The vendor map is below.  You may also access the map in the link above. Vendor Map

The USF Botanical Gardens hosts their Fall Plant Festival on October 8th & 9th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for the general public, and free for USF Botanical Garden members (no reciprocal admission for this event), and children under 12 years old. USF Botanical Garden members get in 30 minutes earlier on Saturday, starting at 9:30. There is free parking for the event.

There will be vendors selling plants and plant-related items. Vendors at this event are commercial growers and local clubs from throughout the state and are expert growers, who are available to field your questions.
The Botanical Gardens at USF is a non-profit, member-sponsored, educational facility. The Garden is open to the public six days a week (except on major holidays). The Garden is located on the southwest corner of the Tampa campus, at Pine and Alumni drives, off of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, just one block north of Fowler Avenue. The mission of the Gardens is to foster appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of our natural and cultural botanical heritage through living plants, collections, displays education, and research



USF Botanical Gardens
12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa, FL
USF Botanical Gardens

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