WUFT News

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens’ annual Spring Garden Festival starts Saturday

By on March 22nd, 2013


Bianca Ventura reported for WUFT-TV.

Gardeners from across Florida will be selling plants this weekend at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville for the 23rd annual Spring Garden Festival.

The festival’s theme is “Pass Along Plants,” and the event will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 23 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 24. Guests can enjoy crafts, food, seminars and a live auction at the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, located on 4700 SW 58th Drive.

More than 100 vendors from across Florida will display and sell their plants.

Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 2 to 13. Children will get in for half price Sunday.

Alexis Caffrey, director of Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, said the theme sums up how the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens were created. When the garden started, a lot of the plants were donated by volunteers and community gardeners.

“The gardens really started as a pass-along garden,” she said.

She said the festival is the garden’s biggest event, and she expects about 8,000 people to attend the event.

The proceed will benefit nonprofit organizations, such as the Gainesville Garden Club, and community businesses, she said.

Audreyanna Loguerre wrote this story online. 


This entry was posted in Local and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.
 

More Stories in Local

Preserving History Through Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ Recipe

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park exists as a way to remember Florida history… But the workers there are doing something extra to “preserve” memories. WUFT’s Marie Edinger reports.


CMT’s “Gainesville” docu-series will premiere Aug. 20 at 10 p.m. This “coming of age” show will focus on a group of 20-something year old’s as they try to make it on their own. Photo courtesy of CMT

Gainesville Reality Show Set To Air Aug. 20

Country Music Television’s new docu-series “Gainesville” is set to air back-to-back episodes on Aug. 20 at 10 p.m. Some residents are worried that the show will not accurately portray Gainesville.


Midwife Talks About Life Experiences

Former midwife, Glenn Cameron, gives a glimpse into her years as a midwife in the 70s and the challenges the practice presented.


FDOT Cuts Funding For Active Streets

The FDOT cut funding for Gainesville’s Active Streets event, which offers free pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly activities twice per year. The organization and its supporters are trying to overturn the decision and look for new ways to fund the event.


Amanda Norman and two other Grace Marketplace residents wait outside the kitchen doors as it rains heavily. Norman has lived in Dignity Village for more than two months. photo by Thomas Lynn

The Grace Marketplace Debate Over Improvements

Gainesville’s City Commission approved a $585,525 budget for improvements that will make 10 campus buildings at the Empowerment Center livable. Residents and volunteers look forward to the changes, but some are concerned by the nearby chaos at Dignity Village.


Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Underwriting Payments