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expo2025

28th Annual Flower & Garden Expo

March 15-16, 2025

Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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 herbs, ferns, succulents, citrus, colorful flowering plants, butterfly plants, native plants and more plus gardening accessories and art.

There is a $5 admission fee per person, which is good for both days of the Expo (Children are admitted for free)!  Parking is also free.

There are special fun activities for kids!

Save your Expo ticket! It will grant you free admission to our event, “Taste of St. Augustine!”

We will be back at Sykes Family Farm in 2024, home of the popular fall corn maze! 5995 Brough Road, Elkton, FL 32033.

Located just 10 miles west of St. Augustine in Elkton, FL off of SR 207.  Coming from Jacksonville or Daytona?  Take exit 311 off of I-95 then head west toward Hastings for about 5 miles.  Sykes Family Farm is located on the right.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is the event handicap accessible? 

A: Yes, however, a majority of the expo will take place in a grassy area.

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.

Q: What if I’m interested in being a vendor, sponsor, or have additional questions?

A: Please call the Expo coordinator at 904.829.3295!

Scouts BSA Troop 875 & Troop 9875

Concerned about getting all your great plant buys back to your car?  Not to worry!  Scouts BSA Troop 875 and Troop 9875 will be on hand providing plant pick-up services.  Just flag down one of the Scouts and they’ll take your purchases back to their Plant Pick-Up Tent so you can continue looking around.  When you are ready to go, bring your car and ticket to the Plant Pick-Up Tent and they’ll load your plants into your car.  We’ve been partnering with the Scouts for many years and they add a wonderful, convenient option to the Expo.

Food Trucks

We have popular food trucks on site both days of the Expo!

Saturday:  Smokin’ Spencer’s Q, YAMO, Cafe Ybor , Sweet Treats Concession

Sunday: Cafe Ybor, YAMO, Saucey Pig, Zoe’s Italian Ice, A cup of Joy,  Sweet Treats Concession

Lectures

PLANTLECTURE

Saturday, March 16th at 10 a.m.
& Sunday, March 17th at 11 a.m.


Now that I have This Plant, What Should I Do? 

Presented by Karen Doyle, Professional Landscape Designer & Consultant

Karen, a Master Gardener and Garden Club (Las Adelfas Circle) member with 18 years of experience in gardening and landscape design, will help you to learn the basics of planting and maintenance of your new plants as well as join in some hands-on propagation.  You’ll take home new plants you started from cuttings!  She will help you get to know your new plants and where they will work best in your garden.  She’ll provide instruction on how to plant and care for your new landscape and how you can make more plants for yourself and friends.  Get here early, this lecture is sure to be popular.  Sign-up for the door prizes!

 

lemontrees

Saturday, March 16th at 1:00 p.m.


Making your Citrus Trees Thrive in NE Florida. 

Presented by Marshall Hartley, Certified Crop Advisor and Owner of Hartley Citrus Farm.

Marshall will share information on how best to grow citrus trees in our region, including the best strategies for planting, caretaking, and how to diagnose tree illnesses.  If you currently have a struggling citrus tree, bring a leaf with you, Marshall will help diagnose the problem and suggest a solution for your citrus tree!  You want to see this! Be sure to sign up for the door prizes!

palmtree

Sunday, March 17th at 12:30 pm


The Latest and Greatest New Palms for North Florida

Presented by Dr. John Rossi, Founder & Resident Biologist, St. Johns Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve

Dr. Rossi, a practicing veterinarian, has been studying palms and acquiring new species from all over the world for the past twenty years.  This led to him starting the St. Johns Botanical Garden which now houses the largest collection of palms in Northern Florida.  Dr. Rossi will share information on palms and how to effectively include them in your garden and landscape.