Amelia Island Garden Show
Amelia Island Garden Show

The Fernandina Farmer’s Market is hosting the first ever, two day, Amelia Island Garden Show with over 50 “invitation only” vendors and industry experts. This exciting new event will be held on March 6 and 7th at Central Park, on Atlantic Avenue, on Amelia Island, Florida. This is a great opportunity to come see flowers, plants, trees and garden accessories.

Featured in this inaugural show will be The Raptor Experience and The Butterfly Encounter. The Raptor Experience brings live birds of prey from the Avian Reconditioning Center. These Florida birds and their handlers will share information about how they rehabilitate these spectacular creatures when they are found injured or ill. In The Butterfly Encounter, you get to walk through beatifully landscaped gardens while over 300 wild butterflies, from 15 different species flutter about. Experts from both of these attractions will be on hand to answer your questions.

Other experts will offer short, 30 to 45 minute, presentations and demonstrations at the “Ask the Expert” booth covering topics like sustainable gardening, landscape solutions, conservation and Orchids 101.

The merchants found at the Fernandina Farmers Market will have their treats available at the Central Park location during the Amelia Island Garden show, so you will still be able to find your favorite produce, baked goods, coffee and crab cakes.

Mark your calendars now and plan to attend the Amelia Island Garden Show on March 6th, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM or on Sunday, March 7th, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The event is open to the public and free to attend, but the parking lot across the street will cost you $5.00. There will be a raffle drawing on Sunday afternoon and you don’t have to be present to win.

One of the most interesting features of the show is the Tote & Carry Service they are offering. While you are welcomed and encouraged to bring your wagon or wheelbarrow, Youth groups will deliver your plants to the Pick-Up area where they will be loaded into your car once you have finished shopping. How thoughtful is that?

If you are coming from out of town, Amelia Hotel at the Beach is offering discounted room rates if you mention “GARDGU” when you call (904) 206-5200 to make your reservation.

Amelia Hotel at the Beach is located at 1997 South Fletcher Avenue on Amelia Island and is a family-owned ocean view hotel, just minutes from the show with well-appointed rooms including microwaves, a mini-fridge, complimentary HBO and breakfast, and Wi-Fi access.

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