Looking to enhance or revitalize or update your yard with vibrant, colorful plants and flowers? Then mark your calendars for our annual Flower & Garden Expo, a rain or shine event, every Spring!
A popular event in NE Florida, the Flower and Garden Expo will delight gardeners of all ages with growers, nurseries and artisans from around the state offering shoppers every item to make your garden all it can be! Every year, this show features a variety of vendors bringing a wide array of horticulture including olive trees, aquatic plants, herbs, ferns, succulents, citrus, anthuriums (the ‘love flower’), bamboo, colorful flowering plants, butterfly plants, native plants and more plus gardening accessories and art. There is a $5 admission fee per person, which is valid for both days of the Expo (Children are admitted for free)!
Save your Expo ticket! It will grant you free admission to our event, “Taste of St. Augustine!” A children’s area will be provided as well. Meaning, face-painting, crafts, and so much fun!
Come enjoy the St. Augustine Garden Club’s Flower Show! Their theme in 2020 is, “Welcome To My Garden.” Celebrate flowers, friends and fun! For more information on this event please click here: St. Augustine Garden Club’s Flower Show. Also joining in on the theme, the St. Augustine Piecemakers Guild’s Quilt show were there too! Share the newest ideas in quilting with quilters from America’s Oldest City! More info on the Piecemakers Guild’s Quilt show can be found here: St. Augustine Piecemakers Guild’s Quilt Show Both of these groups are local to St. Augustine.
The Expo will be held Saturday, March 28th, 9am to 5pm and Sunday, March 29th, 10am to 3pm in 2020.
Address of St. Johns County Agricultural Center: 3125 Agricultural Center Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32084.
Q: Is the Expo handicap accessible?
A: The Expo is handicapped accessible but just note that wheelchairs will be on a grassy field as well as sidewalks.
Q: Can I bring my pet?
A: Dogs are permitted at the Expo as long as they are on a leash and the owner has bags ready for clean-up.
Q: What if it rains?
A: The Expo will take place rain or shine.
Saturday, March 28th Lectures
Sustainable Vegetable Gardening. Learn how to turn a small patch of dirt into a growing machine that produces vegetables for you and your family. Presented by Barbara Purple, UF/IFAS Extension SJC Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV).
Stormwater Pond Plantings. Stormwater ponds play a valuable role in capturing runoff from impervious surfaces to abate flooding. Learn how you can improve the ecosystem services they provide with appropriate plantings to improve filtration of pollutants while increasing their aesthetic appeal. Presented by Terra Freeman, UF/IFAS Extension SJC Horticulture Agent.
Vermiculture. Earthworms play an important role in Florida landscapes. The ecological benefits include organic matter decomposition, microbial benefits and nutrients, as well as a principle food source for birds, reptiles and insects. Tunneling earthworms breakdown soil compaction; improving soil aeration and promote plant growth and agricultural productivity. Join St. Johns County Master Gardeners for a demonstration on how to build your own worm bin. Presented by Lynda Eidson, Gloria Obie, Mary Ann Collins, UF/IFAS Extension SJC Master Gardener Volunteers.
Include Native Plants in Your 20/20 Vision: Discover how Florida native plants give your yard character, reduce maintenance and attract wildlife. The dependable dozen Florida native plants, appropriate for use in residential landscapes, will be reviewed. Presented by Renee Stambaugh, UF/IFAS Extension SJC MGV.
Sunday, March 29th Lectures
Flower Arrangements From Your Garden. Learn how to use plants and flowers from your garden to develop floral arrangements for your home. Presented by Dottie Hudson, SJC MGV.
Growing and Culinary Uses of Fresh Herbs. Learn how to successfully grow and cook with common and unusual herbs in Florida. Presented by Dennis Gretton, Owner of D & D Nursery.
3 Seasons Growers – Ornamentals: shrubs & tropicals
4 Sisters Foliage – Succulents, tropicals, perennials, eatables
Buddha’s Garden – Cacti, succulents, desert roses, orchids
CedarHills Woodcraft – Succulents, tropicals
D&D Growers – Herbs
Eden Paradise Gardens – Flowering perennials, shrubs, trees, new & unique plants
Elting’s Exotic Plants – Bromeliads, orchids, plumaria
George Griepenburg – Butterfly & Hummingbird plants
Grassroots Nursery – Unique garden perennials
J&P Nursery – Flowering perennials
Magic Orchid Nursery – Fruit & citrus trees, orchids, pitcher plants, desert rose
McCrory’s Bromeliads – Bromeliads
Peters Crotons & Cordylines – Crotons, cordylines
Randy’s Bromeliads and More – Bromeliads, tilansia, baby sundews, pothos, begonias
Rose Petals Nursery – Roses: heritage, antique and old garden
SJC 4H Horticulture Project – Spring/Summer plants
Agota Greek Gourmet – Olive oils, infusions
All American Gutter Protection – Gutter protection service
Bath Fitter – Bathroom remodeling solution
David Barber – Natural stone pendants, landscape rocks
Debra & Jeff Crammond – Welded yard art
Diane’s Bees – Bees, honey, wax wraps
Draper Underwood – Clay pottery, metal garden wind chimes
Dr. Gloria Moore – Chiropractor
Gourds Gone Wild – Birdhouse and feeder gourds
JaxWhirligigs – Handmade wood winged whirligigs
Michelle Hopkins & Tom Fritch – Outdoor furniture, birdhouses, datil pepper jelly, sauces
Old St. Augustine Gourmet – Award-winning sauces, condiments
St. Augustine Record – Local newspaper
Sydney Martin – Bird baths, garden totems, bird feeders & houses
Teresa Stachulski & Carol Moss – Painted concrete pavers and flower pots
Tower Garden by Juice Plus – Hydroponic gardens
Wentz Antiques – Yard art