Gardenfest!
February 2 & 3, 2019
Our 18th year!
 

 

The 18th Annual Gardenfest!

February 2 & 3, 2019 Vero Beach’s Riverside Park was transformed into one of the largest free and family-friendly garden shows in Florida, Gardenfest!  Visitors came from far and wide to stroll under the oaks and enjoy the amazing vendors, lectures, demonstrations, food and raffle prizes. Many arrived with their wagons in tow, ready for the treasures they hoped to find.

This weekend was ideal for Gardenfest!  The weather was perfect, breezes were light and volunteers were excited as they welcomed the many guests. Crowds were strong on both days with Sunday, the second day, being stronger than in the past helped by the good weather.

Gardenfest! – Nature’s Finest Marketplace is hosted by the Garden Club of Indian River County and celebrates everything garden. Event leadership spent the spring and summer scouring the south to bring together the highest quality vendors. This year over 85 vendors were hand-selected which assured an incredible selection of plants and garden accessories.

At Gardenfest! plants for sale included palms, ferns, orchids, bromeliads, Florida natives, herbs, succulents, bamboo, fruit trees, bonsai, roses and geraniums. There was also planters, pottery, fountains, furniture, lighting, statuary and other garden accessories.

In addition, the crowd favorite, “Ask the Experts,” returned each day with free lectures, demonstrations and Q & A sessions all led by local authorities. Also, vendors answered questions and gave guidance.

When it was time to take a break, guests rested under the oaks on random benches and at the many tables in the Food Court. A Vero Beach favorite, 14 Bones, offered crowds assorted barbeque favorites plus a food truck with beverages and frozen yogurt. Placed among the vendors, visitors found fresh Kettle Korn for sale with homemade lemonade and iced tea.

There were activities for the younger gardener too. This year they found the addition of a large sunflower with a cut-out for little faces for picture taking.

Wonderful raffle prizes were presented in twelve collections. From golf packages, to restaurant and theatre, entertainment, spa treatments, jewelry, art work – there was a package for everyone. Winners were excited when called on Monday to arrange pick-up.

Proceeds from Gardenfest! help fund the club’s local student scholarships and community outreach programs aimed at enhancing, preserving and beautifying the landscape of Indian River County plus educating those interested in related topics.

Garden enthusiasts of all levels look forward to experiencing Vero’s premier annual gardening event, Nature’s Finest Marketplace – Gardenfest! As always, free admission rain or shine.

 Interested in being a SPONSOR or ADVERTISING with Gardenfest! Click here for the form or leave us a message at 772-567-4602.

Gardenfest!
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The Garden Club of Indian River County Inc. has been a member of The Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. since 1933 and is affiliated with the National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Thanks To Our Wonderful Sponsors!!  

Blue Ribbon Gardeners
Treasure Coast Sotheby's International Realty
Vero Beach Magazine
White Glove Moving and Storage/Pak Mail Beachside
Press Journal
B 94.7 Fresh Country, 93.7 GYL and 97.1 Ocean-FM
Leaf Filter North of Florida, LLC
Daley & Company Real Estate
Center for Advanced Eye Care

Award Winner
Tom Collins Insurance Agency Inc.
Gould Cooksey Fennel Law Firm

Green Thumb Gardeners
Allamanda Garden Circle of GCIRC
Florida Power and Light Company Inc.
Jack's Complete Tree Service
Jasmine Garden Circle of GCIRC
Poinsettia Garden Circle of GCIRC
Helmet House Corporation

Backyard Gardeners
Dace and King Stubbs Fund
South Beach Place LLC

   

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For more information contact (772) 567-4602 or email us

Sponsorships and Advertising Opportunities are available for 2020 ? please contact us

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Please note that inquiries from potential vendors must be done through mail and can not be accepted by email or by telephone. Inquiries are reviewed by a committee of members which decides if invitations will be issued.

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