Sunken Gardens – Flamingos, Orchids & More

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February 17
Orchid Gone to Pot
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Spring is the time to re-pot orchids, so learn the best transplanting methods to increase orchid blooms. Beth Sedacca from the St. Pete Orchid Farm and long-time orchid volunteer at Sunken Gardens takes the mystery out of orchid care. Mounting materials and unusual/rare orchids for sale after the program.  Free with Gardens admission or membership. No pre-registration required.
February 25
Flamingo Festival
Noon – 4:30 p.m.
Show your love of flamingos and celebrate our young flock’s birthday! Wear pink for $1 off admission!  Come support our efforts to build a Children’s Education Garden with kids’ crafts courtesy of Great Explorations and live music free with garden admission. Beer/Wine available for purchase. More information.
March 3
Spring Scavenger Hunt Through the Gardens
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Which of our flamingos recently laid an egg? What power can our “growing stone” give you? Find out as you spring into the magic of Sunken Gardens’ winding paths, exotic birds and turtles, butterflies, and flowers on a scavenger hunt through our century-old garden. 

For children ages 3 and up. Adult guardians are welcome to join in on the fun. No pre-registration required. Free with paid admission or membership.
 March 10
 Herbs 101
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Love using herbs, but not sure the best way to grow them in Florida’s heat, rain, etc.? Local Master Gardeners make it easy to learn. March is the perfect time to get started with container plants or otherwise, so join us to plan your edible, fragrant, kitchen garden!No pre-registration required. Free with paid admission or membership.
March 11
Orchid Festival
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Join us for our yearly gathering of multiple premier orchid vendors complete with talks throughout the day on orchid care. More orchids than you can imagine in one place as well as beer/wine are available for purchase. Our signature “flamosa” beverage for adults completes your lovely day in the gardens.  Free with paid gardens admission or membership.
March 24
Easy Care Natives & Wildflowers
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Florida’s spring show of wildflower blooms is just beginning! Tom Heitzman, owner of Sweet Bay Nursery, shares which wildflowers and other native plants work best in your yard and patio containers while attracting birds, butterflies, and other pollinators! Plant sale after the program. Free with Garden admission or membership. Held in our shaded amphitheater.

March 16
Bus Trip to the Webster Flea Market & USF Botanical Gardens
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Join us for a day of treasure hunting at the legendary 35 acre flea market in Webster, Florida complete with plant and produce vendors. Then explore Tampa’s USF Botanical Gardens! Your paid reservation includes transportation via air-conditioned coach, admission to the USF Botanical Gardens, snack, and tips. Enjoy lunch on your own at the various flea market restaurants and kiosks. Members: $40/Non-Members: $50. Register with payment by calling 727-551-3102

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