Annual Southwest Florida Yard and Garden Show

  • October 25, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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You can attend this extensive and informative annual exhibition on either Saturday or Sunday. On October 25, it's open from 9 AM to 4 PM. On October 26, it's open from 10 AM to 3 PM. Our garden club's web site is listing the details for the two days on two pages of our schedule of events. To let your friends in the club know on which day you'll attend, on either of the pages just click the RSVP link near the upper right corner of the screen to post your intentions.

The garden show is sponsored by the Collier County University Extension Office, comprised of experts in the art and science of gardening in this semi-tropical environment. For an admission fee of only $3 (free for children under age 12), you'll learn how to enhance the beauty of your own garden. All proceeds will support the Master Gardeners' education programs.

Throughout the day, you can see many demonstrations, hear educational speakers, and take guided tours of the many gardens on the Extension's property. Vendors will be offering at sale prices their orchids, bromeliads, herbs, fruit trees, palm trees, native plants, other tropicals, pottery and more. If you purchase any heavy plants, the volunteer youths in the 4-H booth will carry them to your car for you. Master Gardeners will also have booths where they can answer all your gardening questions.

Door prizes will be given away all day long, so hold on to your numbered admission tickets. Visit the Horticultural Learning Center to admire the Extension's gardens on your own, or with knowledgeable guides offering tours all day. You'll be inspired by the butterfly garden, children's garden, color garden, native plant garden, vegetable/recycle garden, and garden of the senses.

Because club members can arrive and leave at any time over many hours, distributing name tags would be impractical. But members can recognize one another by the photos in their profiles. See you there?

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  • Sandra M. Troy P.

    Such an education... many new plants I have not seen before or have not seen in a long time like Musical Note. Purchased a few new ones for me: a Brazilian Red Cloak, White Bat Plant, dwarf pink pin cushion bush which should bloom year around, and a shell display that snaps onto the lanai. Easy parking (came early) and great vendors.

    November 22

  • Margaret & Karl K.

    Large and well attended. Took home some nice plants

    October 25

    • frany

      so happy to see ya! welcome back. oh and congratulations on your new grandson, Watson!!!

      October 26

    • Margaret & Karl K.

      You are as awesome as ever. Great to see you. Thanks Frany. Karl

      October 26

  • frany

    gotta go back. see ya there!!!

    October 26

  • Jackie R.

    I've been waiting all year for this--had a wonderful time last year--bought some plants and they are doing wonderful.

    1 · September 2

    • Linda

      I've never been to this show, but I'm looking forward to it this year. :-)

      September 4

    • frany

      see you there Linda!

      October 26

  • frany

    The place was packed. The vendors were sooo knowledgeable, place looked great and so many plants, herbs,trees to choose from!!! yumyum

    1 · October 26

  • Margaret & Karl K.

    Large and well attended. Took home some nice plants

    1 · October 25

  • Joy C.

    Very pleasant afternoon.

    October 25

  • Nancy A.

    Very good!! Did not know any Meet-Up people. Very crowded - bought some great plants!

    October 25

  • Mindy W.

    Hi Everyone, new to Naples and to this climate. Am very interested in learning about the plants that flourish in this climate!

    1 · October 23

  • Missi

    We go every year! Wonderful plant vendors!!

    1 · October 23

  • Rege M.

    Yep we will be there and our booth will be there as well, hope everyone has a chance to stop by say Hi and check out some of our Tropical accent plants we have for sale.

    3 · October 18

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