February 4 & 5, 2017

Saturday Feb. 4th 9:00-5:00
Sunday Feb. 5th 9:00-4:00


The 15th annual Gardenfest! was held in Riverside Park, Vero Beach with 90 vendors, 8 non-profit organizations and 8 Blue Ribbon sponsors greeting over 20,000 visitors. Saturday, February 6 was a beautiful day with large crowds causing traffic to back-up the Barber Bridge and in the large grass parking lots. Rains returned Saturday night after saturating the area about 1 ½ weeks ago so, for the first time in 15 years, there was standing water in the park on Sunday, February 7. Vendors were moved, walkways covered, mulch spread but the show went on. People cheered late morning when the sun came out and crowds appeared on this sunny, cold day.

It was a beautiful shopping event with plants, planters, pottery, fountains, furniture, patio designs, lighting, statuary and other garden accessories. Plants for sale included palms, ferns, orchids, bromeliads, Florida natives, herbs, succulents, bamboo and roses. Gardenfest! continues as the horticulturist's weekend resource and garden shopper's Mecca.

Fans of the horticulture arena visited Gardenfest! for the interesting "Ask The Expert" question and answer sessions each day facilitated by top-notch authorities in their fields. Our experts for 2016 were:

• "Caring for Your Orchids" with John Odom of Odom's Orchids, Inc.
• "Herbs, Garden To Table" with Dennis Gretton of D&D Growers
• "Garden Pollinators" with Shari Blisset-Clark of the Florida Bat Conservancy/Bat Belfrys
• "Shade Gardening" with Kathy Roberts of Central Florida Ferns
• "Caladiums" with Merry Savoy of Fancy Leaf Caladiums
• "Florida Natives" with Janice Broda of the Florida Native Plant Society- Eugenia Chapter
• "The History, Benefits and Uses of Old Growth Cypress Wood" with Dee and Jesse Vance of Nature's Relics
• "All About Orchids" with Paul Price of the Treasure Coast Orchid Society


Thanks To Our Wonderful Sponsors!!  

Blue Ribbon Gardeners
American Pools & Spas
American Outdoor Living
Billero & Billero Properties
Pak Mail Beachside/White Glove Moving and Storage
Press Journal
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
George G. Collins III DMD, P.A.
Tom Collins Insurance Agency Inc.
Florida Power and Light Company, Inc.
Jack's Complete Tree Service
Jasmine Garden Circle of GCIRC
Poinsettia Garden Circle of GCIRC

Backyard Gardeners
Helena & Lee Pearson
Reflection Pool Service
Schulke, Bittle, Stoddard, LLC
Dace B. Stubbs Family Fund

Whatever the reason, every year people come in droves to enjoy the experience of Nature's Finest Marketplace – Gardenfest! This event educates, facilitates and fascinates those who attended the weekend event.

Believing that "communities” make gardens grow and gardens help communities grow," the Garden Club of Indian River County has been involved with many civic projects over 87 years. A portion of the weekend proceeds are earmarked to community outreach and educational programs supported by the club to enhance, preserve and beautify the landscape of Indian River County.

This is a by-invitation only event for vendors. Interested in becoming a vendor for 2017? Please check this web site for instructions.

Drop us an email if you want to be a sponsor or advertiser. Like us on Facebook. Select the "About Us" tab on this site for club membership information.

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.


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

Sponsorships and Advertising Opportunities are available for 2017 ? please contact us

Interested in being a vendor for 2017?  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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