Make us your home page

October garden events in the bay area


Growing Herbs and Vegetables: Land O'Lakes Garden Club meets at community center to carpool to Villa Verde Cafe, 12634 U.S. 41, Spring Hill. Learn about the benefits of growing your own herbs and vegetables, with tour of restaurant's butterfly and herb garden. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, community center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. (813) 961-2697.

Make a Birdhouse: Attract feathered friends to your garden with a home of their own. Paint and brushes provided; bring extra decorative materials if desired. Orange Blossom Garden Club. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Lutz Community Center, 98 First Ave. NW, Lutz. (813) 949-1301.

Pasco Master Gardeners Sale: Roses, herbs and orchids from local vendors, with rain barrel workshop (preregistration required). Free admission. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Pasco County Fairgrounds Greenhouse, 36702 State Road 52, Dade City. (352) 518-0156.

Oct. 6-Oct. 31

Garden Club of Tarpon Springs Tea: Refreshments served. 11 a.m. Oct. 7, St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 812 E Tarpon Ave. (727) 251-6424.

Creating a Backyard Wildlife Habitat: Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society meeting. 7 p.m. Oct. 8, Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. (727) 849-2335.

Spring Hill Garden Club's Fall Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 11; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 12; Also: "Scarecrow in the Gardens" Oct. 12. Donations appreciated. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933.

Fall Plant Festival: Plants for sale, scarecrow display, broom-making (while supplies last). Vegetable Gardening workshop 11 a.m. Oct. 12. $5, free for members and kids under 12. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 13, University of South Florida Botanical Gardens, 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa. (813) 974-2329.

Palm Harbor Garden Club: Create a wreath, swag flowers or a dried arrangement. Bring wreath form or small container, other flowers provided. 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1555 Windmill Pointe Road, Palm Harbor. (727) 251-6424.

Tillandsias: Learn about the air plant at Bay Bouquet Garden Club meeting. 11 a.m. Oct. 16, at Dunedin Library, 223 Douglas Ave. (727) 447-7805.

Native Plant Sale: Florida Native Plant Society, Nature Coast Chapter. Free admission. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19, Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd.

Ferns of Brooker Creek: Learn the history of these ancient plants, then take a stroll to identify them. Free (registration required). 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 19, Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 453-6800.

Wildflower Festival: Exhibits, wildflower scavenger hunt, honey beehive exhibit and colorful wildflowers for sale, butterfly tent at family festival. Free. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26, Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 453-6800.

Orchid Expo: Tampa Orchid Club show and sale. Show winners on display; vendors with blooming starter plants and hybrids and supplies; care talks (1 p.m. Oct. 26, 27). $5 admission. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27, University of South Florida Botanical Gardens, 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa. (813) 244-7564.

Send submissions to Garden Calendar, Newsfeatures, Tampa Bay Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731; email, or fax (727) 892-2256. Deadline is two weeks before publication.

October garden events in the bay area 09/26/13 [Last modified: Friday, September 27, 2013 7:30pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 24


    Zac Brown Band: The country, folk and Southern rockers embark on the "Welcome Home" tour in support of the album. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $27.50-$77.50. (813) 740-2446.

    Handout photo of the Zac Brown Band, performing at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on 9/24/17. Credit: Shore Fire Media
  2. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 23


    Smithsonian Museum Day Live: Museums across the nation partner with the Smithsonian to offer free admission for one day. Among them are Florida Holocaust Museum, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs.Cracker Country in Tampa, Ringling Museum of Art. Note: Dalí Museum is free for Pinellas County …

    The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg is among the museums participating in the Smithsonian's Museum Day Live, offering free admission. (LANCE ROTHSTEIN   |  Special to the Times)
  3. Tampa Repertory's 'Flying' soars in some places, sputters in others


    TAMPA — Tampa Repertory Theatre has always insisted on putting on plays that mean something. Several shows over the last couple of years have zeroed in on the social and cultural baggage that comes with being female (The Children's Hour, Silent Sky and Grounded come to mind). None of those …

    The Southeastern premiere of Flying, Sheila Cowley's play at Tampa Repertory Theatre about veterans of the Women's Air Force Service Pilots, includes (from left) Holly Marie Weber, Rosemary Orlando, and Becca McCoy. Photo by Megan Lamasney.
  4. After 22 years, it's last call for beloved Ybor venue New World Brewery

    Music & Concerts

    YBOR CITY — Steve Bird spreads his tools across a patio table. He has awnings to unbolt and paraphernalia to unpry, from the busted Bop City neon by the stage to the Simpsons "El Duffo o Muerte" mural in the courtyard. He'll uproot a fountain and dismantle a roof and attempt to keep his bar intact. The …

    Various decor and memorabilia fill the walls and shelves at New World Brewery in Ybor City.
Long time music venue and hangout New World Brewery in Ybor City will be closing it's doors and moving locations. Patrons enjoy one of the last events before New World Brewery changes its location to Busch Blvd in Tampa.  [Photo Luis Santana | Times]