A festival dedicated to gardening and environmental conservationGreenFest 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 am 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 am Virginia Overstreet Groundcovers
1 pm Brad Ward Organic Gardening
2 pm Liz Eginton Water Gardens
2 pm Lynn Barber Rain Barrels
We would like to thank the following corporate sponsors for GreenFest 2016: The Tampa Tribune, Davis Islands Garden Club, and Publix Greenwise Market.