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. On the Camino de Santiago, Day 17: Think 11 miles of nothing but straight trail and open, flat fields sounds easy? Think again.


    Day 17: Villarmentero de Campos to Lédigos: 33.5 km, 10.25 hours. Total for Days 1-17 = 394 km (245 miles)

  2. Tom Sawyer with a revolver? Twain house has live 'Clue' game


    HARTFORD, Conn. — Was it Tom Sawyer in Samuel Clemens' billiard room with a revolver?

    In this July 14 photo, actor Dan Russell, left, portraying the character Arkansas from Mark Twain's book Roughing it, responds to a question from 10-year-old Emma Connell, center, of Arizona during a "Clue" tour at the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Conn. The tour allows visitors to interact with Twain characters while playing a live-action version of the board game. [AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb]
  3. Until this song, Alan Parsons Project stood on much higher ground


    Listening to yesterday's Keats song made me pine for more Alan Parsons Project music and today we dig deeper into their catalogue with Standing On Higher Ground.

  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 23


    Marie Antoinette: Freefall 411: A contemporary look at the historic pariah looks at Marie Antoinette through the lens of society's obsession with celebrity. Through August 13. A brief talk prior to the performance provides insight to the production. 1 p.m., show starts at 2 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central …

    Lucas Wells as King Louis XVI, left, and Megan Rippey as Marie Antoinette in Freefall Theatre's "Marie Antoinette."
  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 22


    Snooty the Manatee's 69th Birthday Bash: Snooty, documented by Guinness World Records as the oldest known manatee in captivity, turns 69 and celebrates with children's games, art activities, cookies, drinks , interaction with Snooty the mascot and reduced price museum admission. 10 a.m., South Florida Museum, 201 …

    Snooty the manatee poses for a photo Thursday morning while three young manatees are unloaded from Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa Thursday morning at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton.
PAUL VIDELA/ 12/20/07