Flower & Garden Expo: March 30-31, 2019

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 this year is, “The Love Boat.” 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 “The Love Boat” 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 30th, 9am to 5pm and Sunday, March 31st, 10am to 3pm in 2019.

Address of St. Johns County Agricultural Center: 3125 Agricultural Center Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

Looking for a place to stay? The Holiday in St. Augustine’s Historic District are offering a discount to all Expo patrons! All you need to do is call and mention the Flower & Garden Expo when calling 877-847-3736 or click here to reserve online with the group code: FGF.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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.

EXPERT LECTURES IN 2019:

Saturday, March 30
10:00 am
Monarchs and Other Pollineighbors: Presented by St. Johns County Master Gardener, Dianne Battle.  – Which butterflies and other pollinators call your neck of the woods home and why.  Where to observe them, how to provide a pollinator-friendly landscape, and how citizen science adds to our knowledge of them.

11:30 am
Salt Tolerant Landscape Plants: Presented by Terra Freeman, St. Johns County Horticulture Extension Agent. Learn how to use coastal ecosystems and plant communities as inspiration for salt tolerant landscapes.

1:00 pm
Gardening for Mental Health: Presented by St. Johns County Master Gardener, Jenny Lane. Learn about the interesting history of gardening for mental health, how time in nature affects us for the better and why we need this now more than ever.

2:30 pm
Invasive Plant Species: Presented by St. Johns County Parks Naturalist, Kelly Ussia. Ever wonder how to identify and remove the plants that are “bad” for your yard and the environment? Then this lecture is for you. Participants will learn about the top local invasive species, how to remove them, and recommendations on natives alternatives.

Sunday, March 31
11:00 am
Landscaping for Florida’s Wildlife: Presented by St. Johns County Master Gardener, Pam Hutcherson. Creating a native ecosystem in your yard.

12:30 pm
Growing and Culinary Uses of Fresh Herbs: Presented by Dennis Gretton, Owner of D & D Nursery. Learn how to successfully grow and cook with common and unusual herbs in Florida.

2019 VENDORS:
Nurseries :

3 Seasons Growers – Ornamentals: shrubs & tropicals

4 Sisters Foliage – Succulents, Florida-friendly annuals

Art’s Nursery – Datil pepper, fig, hanging baskets, gourd art

Buddha’s Garden – Orchids, cacti, succulents, air plants (tillandsias), anthuriums and desert rose

D&D Growers – Herbs, figs, vegetables, perennials

Eden Paradise Gardens – Flowering perennials, vines/small trees, shrubs

Evergreen Exotics – Bonsai trees

First Coast Technical College – Assorted plants

George Griepenburg – Butterfly & Hummingbird plants

Grassroots Nursery – Unique garden perennials

J&P Nursery – 1 & 3 gallon flowering perennials

Macrame Garden – Plants in natural cedar planters & macrame hangers

Mad Plants – Tropicals, bananas, gingers, alocasia, colocasea

Magic Orchid Nursery – Fruit & citrus trees, orchids, pitcher plants

McCrory’s Sunny Hill Nursery – Bromeliads

Peters Crotons & Cordylines – Crotons, cordylines

Randy’s Bromeliads and More – Bromeliads, tilansia

Crafters/Non-Nurseries:

As Your Garden Grows – Garden step stakes, gardening supplies & decor

Butterfly Mover – Plant caddy with detachable handle

Dafni Greek Gourmet – Handcrafted Greek olive oils, herbs and teas

David Barber – Natural stone pendants

Debra Crammond – Wood working

Draper Underwood – clay pottery

Dr. Gloria Moore – Chiropractor

JaxWhirligigs – Handmade wood winged whirligigs

Jim Rivers – Rustic wooden furniture

Juice Plus Tower Garden – Hydroponic garden appliances

Monroe Drake – Country crafts, gourd bird houses

Michelle Hopkins – Jelly, sauces, brittle

Mark & Susan Robbins – Handcrafted potted plant hangers

Old St. Augustine Gourmet – Award-winning sauces

Our Vital Earth – Warm castings, worm tea, natural weed killer, natural plant food

St. Augustine Record – Local newspaper and entertainment services

Solar Claypot Lighthouses & More – Solar claypot lighthouses, solar birdbaths

Tom Fritch – hand made furniture/birdhouses/bat houses, etc.

Twisted Mind Rusted Metal – Recycle artists

Wentz Antiques – Yard art, arches/gates, plant stands, small iron

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