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  1. Garden Club of St. Petersburg: Gulf Restoration

    Garden Club of St. Petersburg

    St. Petersburg : 500 Sunset Drive S, St. Petersburg, 33707

    Club meets with programs to help home gardeners enhance their outdoor spaces and learn more about horticulture and plants.

    Gulf Restoration speaker talks about efforts to restore local waters at the Dracaena Circle of the Club.

    Price: Free.

  2. Florida Herb Society: Herbal Rituals

    Moccasin Lake Nature Park

    Clearwater : 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater, 33759

    Learn about the benefits of using herbs in culinary, medicinal, and decorative purposes; club meets every third Tuesday from Sept.-June; bring plants, cuttings for herbal swap.

    Learn how herbs are used in 'smudging' and blessing practices and rituals.

    Price: First meeting free, $25 yearly membership.

  3. Help for Home Gardeners

    Palm Harbor Library

    Palm Harbor : 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor, 34683

    Got garden questions? Find answers to common landscape, pest and garden problems from Master Gardeners at weekly plant clinic on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring plant samples, no appointment needed.

    Price: Free.

  4. Sunsets at Selby

    Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

    Sarasota : 811 S Palm Ave., Sarasota, 34236

    The Gardens stay open for extended hours with craft beer tastings, wine walks, tapas samples, entertainment and live music.

    Price: $12, $10 members, 12 and younger free.

  5. Cold Hardy Annuals

    Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library

    Spring Hill / West Hernando : 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, 34608

    A free class for Hernando County residents on Cold Hardy Annuals. Learn which annuals like the cooler weather, and which will provide a colorful landscape all winter.

    Price: Free.

  6. Vegetable, Herb and Tropicals Tour

    Florida Botanical Gardens

    Largo : 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, 33774

    Explore the vegetable garden, compost demonstration area, and learn how to grow food in a home garden. Best for adults. Registration required.

    Price: Free. Best for adults.

  7. Lunch and Learn: Florida's Food Editors in the 1950s and 1960s

    Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum

    Tarpon Springs : 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs, 34689

    Author and historian Kimberly Wilmot Voss explores Florida's 'Golden Era' of 'women's page' journalists of the 1950s-60s, with her new book: The Food Section: Newspaper Women and the Culinary Community.

    Price: $17, $15 members and students.

  8. Wildflower Garden Club

    Brooker Creek Preserve

    Tarpon Springs : 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, 34688

    Bring garden gloves, hat and dig in the garden with the Friends of Brooker Creek. Light snacks usually provided.

    Price: Free, but registration required.

  9. Cactus & Succulent Sale

    Kessler's Cacti & Things

    Tampa : 1220 LaBrad Lane, Tampa, 33613

    Hundreds of cactus and succulent plants for sale, from jade plants to ponytail palms, and desert rose, rare collector specimens to add a unique feature to the landscape, along with pots, soil, garden items.Rain or shine, under the tent.


  10. Plant Sale to Benefit Agriculture Program

    Lavoy Exceptional Center

    International Plaza District : 4410 W Main St., Tampa, 33607

    Find plants to refresh a fall garden and support the student agriculture program at sale of wide variety of Florida-friendly, landscape, herbs and other plants at budget prices. Arrive early for best selection, cash preferred. Held at bus ramp.

    Price: Free admission.

  11. Holiday Bazaar Benefit

    First Lutheran Church

    Clearwater : 1644 Nursery Road, Clearwater, 33756

    Find homemade crafts and holiday items, jewelry, candles, silk flowers, rugs and more, with lunch and baked treats for sale, at bazaar to support needy area families.

    Price: Free admission.

  12. Outdoor Living and Home Expo

    North Straub Park

    Downtown St. Petersburg : Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Professionals guide you through the process of turning your home and yard improvement ideas into an indoor or outdoor paradise.

    Price: Free.

  13. Orchid Expo

    University of South Florida Botanical Gardens

    University Area : 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa, 33620

    See the best of the best orchid winners at the AOS judged show, browse the vendors with an array of orchids and supplies for sale; lecture on orchid culture and care (at 2 p.m.) at Tampa Orchid Club's annual show and sale.

    Price: $5.

  14. Preparing Bonsai for Fall

    Eve's Garden Gifts

    Land o' Lakes : 5602 Land O' Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes, 34639

    Demonstrations throughout the day on Saturdays in October show how to trim, shape and care for bonsai trees during the coming cooler weather. Bring your bonsai for demonstration and expert advice, then take a stroll through the serene gardens.

    Price: Free.

  15. Winterizing Hibiscus

    Pinellas Park Library

    Pinellas Park : 7770 52nd St., Pinellas Park, 33781

     Find out how to get hibiscus plants ready for cooler weather at the Sunset Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society meeting; with hibiscus care book offered at $10. 

    Price: Free.

  16. Citrus for the Home Garden

    Home Depot

    West Pasco : 10017 US Highway 19, Port Richey, 34668

    Want a bumper crop of citrus fruit? This Extension Service seminar teaches how to grow citrus in the home landscape and how to manage common pests and problems.

    Price: Free.

  17. Home Buyer Workshop

    ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions

    South Tampa : 4100 W. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, 33609

    This program will take you through the steps of turning your dream of buying a house, into a reality. Determine the price you can afford, shop for interest rates and more.

    Price: Free.

  18. Master Gardeners' Fall Plant Sale

    Master Gardener Nursery

    Brooksville / East Hernando : 19490 Oliver St., Brooksville, 34601

    Florida-friendly plants including trees, shrubs, ground covers, perennials and Florida native plants, all propagated and grown by the Master Gardeners. Other vendors on site selling a variety of fruit trees and worm manure. Proceeds used to maintain and grown the Hernando County Master Gardener  …


  19. Wildflower Walk

    Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

    St. Petersburg : 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg, 33705

    Explore Florida's beautiful wildflowers in a guided stroll through the preserve.

    Price: $3, $1.50 children.

  20. Perilous Plants

    Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center

    Tarpon Springs : 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, 34688

    Learn about common poisonous plants that could cause problems for children, pets or home gardeners.

    Price: Free.

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