15th Annual Spring Fever In The Winter Garden Is Upon Us!
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
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Mark your calendar for this upcoming Saturday (9:00 am-5:00 pm) & Sunday (11:00 am-4:00 pm), April 9-10, 2016, in beautiful downtown Winter Garden for the Spring Fever in the Garden Festival. This event is sponsored by Bloom and Grow Garden Society, free admission and pet friendly. There will be live music,
fruit trees, blueberry plants bearing fruits, cold hardy avocado trees, edible plants and vegetable starters,
educational activities for children and grown-ups. You can also find the full plant list and pricing of these plants at: www.anaturalfarm.com. Let Luc know if you’d like any specific plants to be brought to the Spring Fever in the Winter Garden Festival by calling Luc at: 352-536-3112. One of the great features of this festival is the free plant carrying service that the city offers by bringing the plants you buy to a pick-up point where you can drive to. Luc’s nursery will also be open in Howey in the Hills (23630 SR19) on Saturday if you let him know ahead of your preference.
One of Bloom and Grow Garden Society’s most ambitious projects is “The Path of Life”
located at the Chapin Station on the West Orange Trail. Benches have been installed throughout the pathway for people to sit and enjoy the surrounding garden. Engraved bricks can be purchased, and all donations and proceeds go back into the maintenance of The Path of Life. The engraved bricks sell for $30.00 each. This is a unique opportunity for members of the community to honor friends, relatives or someone special in their life. Directions to The Path of Life: Take the 429 north (either from the Turnpike or Highway 50 (just East of Winter Garden) and Exit on Plant Street. Go West on Plant St to Crown Point Springs Rd., turn right. Go to Crown Point Cross Rd and turn left. Go past the 4-way stop sign and turn right into the Chapin Station Park. Follow the sidewalk past the trailhead to The Path of Life. Enjoy!!!
There will also be artists of all ages being invited to participate in “CHALKIN’ IT UP!”
Each entry will have a 6′ x 6′ square and will be asked to create something related to nature and appropriate for all ages to view. $2000 in prizes will be awarded in multiple categories: adult, individual (elementary, middle and high school student), and group (elementary, middle and high school), $400 for people’s choice and $700 for best overall. Call the event sponsor for details if you want to participate.
Another aspect of art will be presented via the Silent Auction at Spring Fever. The cardinal paintings were done by Artist Debra Rhoads.
The Gator scarf was knitted by Bloom and Grow member Ann Blastic. The watercolor painting of the hummingbird is by Artisit Glen Ward.
Now, for some views of Spring Fever of Winter Garden from the past, viewed from different lenses, below:
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