Garden fair takes root

The sixth annual Landscape and Garden Fair is a free botanical-themed festival filled with activities for the entire family.

Slated 9am to 4pm March 25 and 10am to 3pm March 26 at the Lake County Extension Center’s Discovery Gardens, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares, the fair is sponsored by Lake County, University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County, and Lake County Master Gardeners.

The indoor/outdoor event features vendors selling landscaping, native plants, roses, and fruit trees.

Guest speakers share their expertise on butterfly gardening, unusual edibles, shade gardening, and hydroponics.

Several activities are planned for kids including a Maze Scavenger Hunt, complete with prizes, and a special butterfly release set for the morning of March 25. Call 352.343.4101 for more details.

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