days of NATURE’S FINEST MARKETPLACE…
Gardenfest! 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:
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
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!
The Breeze 93.7 & 97.1 Ocean FM
Creative Pest Management
Vero Beach Magazine
AWARD WINNING GARDENERS
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
MEMBERS PAST & PRESENT
Connie Thumma Derman
For more information contact
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
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