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Rootstock Plant & Garden Festival

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dig Into ROOTSTOCK Plant & Garden Festival presented by Duke Energy

A FREE Community Event Celebrating the Start of Florida’s Gardening Season

ROOTSTOCK Plant & Garden Festival presented by Duke Energy returns to Bok Tower Gardens Saturday, October 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission is free and parking is $10 per car, members free. Free admission, $10 parking per vehicle. (Please note: The $10 parking fee can be applied towards the purchase of a membership.)

The festival features dozens of plant vendors with hundreds of plants for sale, amazing musicians, healthy cuisine and a spectacular display of seasonal foliage.

Members of the Gardens get a sneak peek and opportunity to purchase plants Friday, October 19 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. members also receive a free succulent from The Shop at Bok.

Over 40 VENDORS from across the state will offer a variety of plants for sale including: orchids, plumeria, palms, herbs, tropical fruits, Florida natives, bonsai, aquatic and bog plants, ferns, bamboo, roses, heliconias, bromeliads, tillandsia air plants, and many more. Garden art, bird feeders, stained glass, pottery, wind chimes, lawn ornaments and other garden accessories are also available.

The Shop at Bok will feature an interactive succulent planting station offering festival attendees professsional design and assistance along with many great plant specials.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE
9am – 10:30am: Polkweed Muzique
10:30am – 11am: Carillon Concert
11am-1pm: AcousticDose
1pm-1:30pm: Carillon Concert
1:30pm– 3pm: Groove Infusion
3pm – 3:30pm: Carillon Concert 
3:30pm – 5:30pm: Rusty Wright Band

Resident carillonneur Geert D’hollander will perform live half-hour concerts on the 60-bell Singing Tower carillon.

FRESH AND HEALTHY FESTIVAL FOOD OPTIONS
The Gardens’ Blue Palmetto Café will prepare a fresh menu of garden-to-table favorites. Oasis Catering will also offer additional food vendors with a variety of menu options.

ROSELLE TASTING
Known as Florida Cranberry, Roselle is a beautiful and edible native plant. Enjoy samples of Roselle tea served in the Outdoor Kitchen.

ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden will provide additional family fun with nature play guides, crafts, interactive displays, live animal displays and nature exploration.

EVENT SPONSORS include presenting sponsor Duke Energy and Visit Central Florida. Additional support is provided by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Details

Date:
October 20
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Bok Tower Gardens
Phone:
863-676-1408
Website:
boktowergardens.org

Venue

Bok Tower Gardens
1151 Tower Boulevard
Lake Wales, Florida 33853 United States
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Phone:
863-676-1408

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494