Betty Crowder, Mr. Plant and Laura Barber

Bette Crowder, Mr. Plant and Laura Barber, 2015 Greenfest



A festival dedicated to gardening 
and environmental conservation,GreenFest is an educational nature festival designed to give the Tampa Bay community an opportunity to learn more about the care and cultivation of indigenous plants and flowers. This annual event is held at Plant Park on the historical campus of the University of Tampa.

The Friends of Plant Park, a non-profit volunteer organization, initiated GreenFest in 1997. The proceeds from GreenFest have allowed the restoration and additional enhancement of the historical garden, located in the heart of downtown Tampa.


GreenFest 2016 will be held on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3,  from 9AM to 4PM (Rain or Shine) in HB Plant Park, on the campus of the University of Tampa at the corner of the Hillsborough River and Kennedy Boulevard.  This years UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County Master Gardener speakers are as follows:

Saturday April 2

10 am      Jim Hawk       Orchid Repotting

11 am       Bob Dickey    Compost Happens

12 Noon   Nicole Pinson     Butterfly Gardening

1 pm         Heather Diaz     Get those Hummers

2 pm         Debbie McLaury       Bonsai

3 pm          Eileen Hart      Begonias

Sunday   April 3

12 Noon    Virginia Overstreet        Groundcovers

1 pm           Brad Ward        Organic Gardening

2 pm          Liz Eginton         Water Gardens

2 pm          Lynn Barber        Rain Barrels




GreenFest 2016 At Plant Park

GreenFest 2016   From the river with a view of the Plant Hall minarets.

GreenFest 2016 ColorsGreenFest 2016 lots for sale

A splash of Color                                            All sorts of things for sale about plants


GREENFEST 2017  will be March 25 and 26.


Past GreenFest Luncheon Speakers

Children’s Pavilion

GreenFest 2015 program

Forms and Schedules

We would like to thank the following corporate sponsors for GreenFest 2016:  The Tampa Tribune, Davis Islands Garden Club, and Publix Greenwise Market.