- April 10, 2017
One of the biggest flower and plant sales in West Orange County is taking place this weekend in downtown Winter Garden. The Bloom & Grow Garden Society’s annual Spring Fever in the Garden runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 10, along Plant Street and the surrounding blocks to the north and south. Admission is free.
There will be garden experts available to answer questions, a children’s area, silent auction and raffle, flower and plant growers, garden-related vendors, food trucks, programs to educate attendees about the environment.
Festival T-shirts and posters, designed by Winter Garden artist Andy Crabtree, will be available at the Bloom & Grow booth near the fountain. Collectors can also purchase previous years’ posters.
The Natural Market Place will again showcase vendors selling natural and organic products. This area will be located on South Main Street.
To accommodate patrons with their purchases, the "Green Machines" will run down the middle of the streets to pick up purchased items and take them to a retrieval point, where shoppers can pick them up before leaving.
The city of Winter Garden is co-sponsoring the festival. Since 1998, when Bloom & Grow was started, the club has made $297,179 in charitable donations to the West Orange community.
Contact Amy Quesinberry Rhode at [email protected]