February 1 & 2, 2014



has evolved into a major happening for our community and for those throughout the Treasure and Space Coasts, attracting more than 20,000 garden enthusiasts in 2014 with 75 vendors, chosen by invitation only and displaying a wide variety of native plants, orchids, herbs, succulents, roses, ferns, shrubs, bamboo, palms, fruit trees and more – all complemented by garden accessories including pottery, fountains, furniture and lighting.

During the event weekend there were youth activities and a food vendor offering a wide variety of choices from an open grill. In another area, nine experts presented “Ask the Experts,” an hour program by each one, sharing their knowledge and answering questions for the general public.

Portions of the proceeds from
Gardenfest! go toward projects of the Garden Club of Indian River County.  Some of the recent civic projects have been:

  • ● Two scholarships each for University of FL/IFAS and Indian River State College
    ● Scholarships for the FL Federation of Garden Clubs’ Wekiva Youth Camp
    ● Donations to the Gifford Youth Garden, Environmental Learning Center,
    and The Pelican Island Preservation Society
    ● Shining Light Garden ( a non-profit garden that is feeding the poor in our county)
    ● Gatekeeper at McKee Botanical Gardens
    ● Two benches for the Dog Exercise Area at Bob Summers ballpark
    ● Landscaping at Osceola Magnet Elementary School, North County Aquatics Center in Sebastian, and Camp Haven homeless facilities
    ● Two benches at Hallstrom House, Historical Society of IRC

Many Thanks To Our Wonderful Sponsors!


Press Journal
The Breeze 93.7 & 97.1 Ocean FM
Creative Pest Management
Vero Beach Magazine


Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc.

Allamanda Garden Circle of GCIRC
George G. Collins III, DMD, PA
Florida Power & Light Company
Jack's Complete Tree Service
Jasmine Garden Circle of  GCIRC
Poinsettia Garden Circle of  GCIRC


Rob Atkins Architecture, Inc.
F.V. Casano Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Meeks Plumbing, Inc.
Helena & Lee Pearson
Regency Park
Dace Stubbs

Kathie Althoff
Carol Christiansen
Connie Thumma Derman
Madelyn Law
Janet Leh
Barbara Russell
Judy Schmidt
Eleanor Sexton
Judith Shottes
Karen Vatland
Barbara Woodward


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

Sponsorships and Advertising Opportunities are available for 2015 ? please contact us

Interested in being a vendor for 2015? Please click here

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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