days of NATURE’S FINEST MARKETPLACE…
Natures Finest Marketplace is the first arrival sign of spring in Vero. Look for
this annual event at Riverside Park Saturday, January 31st from 9-5 and Sunday,
February 1st from 9-4. A wonderful gardener’s paradise presented to you by the
Garden Club of IRC. Eighty vendors, chosen especially for you by invitation
only, will bring you the most beautiful flowering plants of unusual varieties,
gorgeous ferns, herbs, bromeliads, orchids, palm trees, banana plants, violets,
and many more plants that will temp your gardening skill. To complete your
garden delight, you can’t forget the lighting, furniture, outdoor entertaining
space, bird houses, and all the unusual garden art to make your area paradise.
The Garden Club brings this wonderful world to you with no entry fee.
Participation in our fabulous raffle of NINE different baskets compiled with
gifts for various tastes: one for the golfer, one for the food and wine
enthusiast, one for the spa and beauty treatment, and many more.
New this year is Vero’s very own 14 Bones barbecue, you may remember it as
Bono’s, to provide you with all the delectable delights. Just imagine being in
the perfect garden with the best barbecue to eat. Our “Ask the Expert” program
will be available to answer all your questions about any challenging issue you
may have in your garden. Don’t forget to bring your children! We have activities
planned for them. So make it a family outing and spend the day. All wagons are
welcome to carry your wonderful garden finds. The Boys and Girls Club volunteers
will also be available with wagons to assist you in taking your prized items to
Your participation at
Gardenfest! allows the
Garden Club to keep IRC beautiful with all our civic projects. This past year we
awarded 4 scholarships, sent 5 children to Camp Wekiva, donated to ORCA,
enhanced the landscaping at the Main Library, the Homeless Shelter, Camp Haven,
Leisure Square Community Project, the Whole Child Project at Highlands
Elementary School, and Pelican Audubon Society. Eight palms in containers were
donated to the Charter High School. A water wagon was donated to Shining Light
Garden. Donations given to Coral Reef Restoration, Dogs for Life, Environmental
Learning Center, McKee Botanical Garden, Pelican Island Preservation Society,
and Main Street Vero Beach. So bring in this spring by enjoying the beautiful
find that prized garden item and enjoy some delicious barbecue.
The Garden Club of IRC is a member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs and
the National Garden Club.
MANY THANKS TO OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS!
Blue Ribbon Gardeners
Pak Mail Beachside/
White Glove Moving and Storage
The Breeze 93.7 and 97.1 Ocean FM
Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty
Vero Beach Magazine
Award Winning Gardeners
Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc.
Green Thumb Gardeners
Allamanda Garden Circle of GCIRC
Tom Collins Insurance Agency
Florida Power and Light Company Inc
Jack’s Complete Tree Service
Jasmine Garden Circle of GCIRC
Poinsettia Garden Circle of GCIRC
Rob Atkins Architecture, Inc.
Magic Carpet Ride and Goodtime Getaways
F. V. Casano Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Helena & Lee Pearson
Dace B. Stubbs Family Fund
Members Past and Present
di Ann Gage
Ask the Experts
|Saturday, January 31, 2015
John Odom, Odom's Orchids, makes orchid culture simple and
understandable for all.
||"DIY Container Gardens"
Cindy Carson, "Dragonfly Designs" a Vero Beach based landscape
design firm specializing in custom container gardens and landscape
||"Irrigation for the Florida
Billy Jordan, Jordan Sprinkler Systems, Inc.
||"Miniature Landscapes & Terrariums"
Elaine Erlanger, Elaine's Hidden Garden
Don't miss her terrarium demonstration!
||"9 Steps to Florida Friendly
Bud Roberts, Operations Manager, Gary Roberts
Nursery and Landscape
||"Florida Butterfly Gardening"
Ken Gonyo shares his extensive butterfly gardening experience in
Florida and North Carolina.
|Sunday, February 1,
||"Making Your Orchids Thrive"
Paul Price, Treasure Coast Orchid Society
||"Using Florida Natives in the
Janice Broda, the Eugenia Chapter of the Native Plant Society
||"Florida Native Bees, Superstars of
Florida Bat Conservancy/Bat Belfrys
||"Rare Epiphytes, Hoyas, & Dischidias"
Antone Jones, Tropiflora, shares his expert plant knowledge with
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