Botanical Fest Plant and Garden Sale Set for March 1

MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Third Annual Florida Tech Botanical Fest Plant and Garden Sale will be held 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 1 on campus.
The event 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, ornamental shrubs, bamboo, flowering
plants and much more. Garden accessories also will be available, such as landscape lighting, decorative pottery, and outdoor art. The event will take place
on the Florida Tech campus on West University Boulevard, just west of Babcock Street. Signs and volunteers on West University Boulevard and Country Club
Road will point the way.

Visitors may take a guided tour of the Botanical Garden to view the diverse collection of palms and newly created specialty sections, such as the croton
area. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions. For youngsters, a Kids Corner will feature hands-on gardening activities. Food and
beverages will be available for purchase.

The Florida Tech Botanical Garden Committee organized the event, with sponsorships provided by GTC of Brevard–Exotic Palms and Cycads, Merritt Island;
Hopkins Nursery, Immokalee; Four C’s Nursery, Palm Bay; Residence Inn, Melbourne; and Florida Today, Melbourne, media sponsor. Proceeds from the fest will
benefit the continuing restoration of the Botanical Garden.

The Botanical Garden is open to the public daily until dusk. The tranquil preserve is designed to be a forum for horticultural display, education, research
and outreach. For more information, contact Tama Johnson at or (321) 674-6162.

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