– The Florida Tech Botanical Garden Fest Plant Sale offers plant lovers a chance to buy greenery and garden décor as well as support the university’s
botanical garden on Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale, offering ornamental shrubs, trees, bromeliads, orchids and other flowering plants, statuary,
pottery and more from a variety of independent vendors, takes place in the academic quad behind the administrative building, off Country Club Road.
Admission is free.
Visitors are invited to take a stroll through the adjacent garden and see the refurbishment underway there.
The Florida Tech Botanical Garden Committee organized the sale, led by event chairs Wae Nelson, publisher of Florida Gardening, and plant lover Dan Porsi.
Proceeds will benefit the continuing restoration of the Botanical Garden.
The Botanical Garden is open to the public daily until dusk. The tranquil preserve enfolding the university is designed to be a forum for horticultural
display, education, research and outreach. Created within an ancient forest the sanctuary is studded with horticultural collections and specimen palms.
The campus community and its visitors enjoy the garden and its flowing streams as a respite from the hubbub of local traffic and the pressures of the
For more information, contact Elizabeth Taylor at (321) 674-6155.