Annual Florida Tech Botanical Fest Set for March 3

MELBOURNE, FLA.—What better way to welcome spring than to refurbish yards and gardens? Just in time to do the job are a wide range of plant and accessory choices at Florida Institute of Technology’s Botanical Fest Plant and Garden Sale. The always-popular event will be held March 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on campus.

The gathering offers plant lovers a chance to buy greenery and garden décor, as well as support the university’s extensive botanical garden. Admission is free.
The fest will showcase some of Florida’s finest plant and garden vendors, offering palms, exotics, native plants, fruit trees, ornamental shrubs, bamboo, flowering plants and much more. Garden accessories also will be available, such as decorative pottery and outdoor art.

The event will be at Florida Tech, 150 West University Blvd., just west of Babcock Street. Signs and on both West University Boulevard and Country Club Road will point the way.
Free guided tours of the Botanical Garden will take place hourly throughout the day to present the diverse collection of palms and tropical plants. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The Florida Tech Botanical Garden Committee organized the event, with sponsorships provided by Four C’s Nursery; Hopkins Nursery; MB Palms and Valkaria Gardens. Florida Gardening Magazine, WFIT radio station and Florida Today are media sponsors. Proceeds from the fest will be earmarked for the Botanical Garden master plan.

The Botanical Garden is open to the public daily, from dawn until dusk. The tranquil preserve is designed to be a forum for horticultural display, education, research and outreach. For more information, contact Angela Dunn at or (321) 674-6152.

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