Gardeners and green thumbs will descend into downtown Mount Dora for the 25th annual Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair on November 9 and 10.
Once again the event will be held under the oaks at Donnelly Park. In past years, other locations have been used, such as along the Lake Dora shoreline at Simpson Cove and at downtown’s Sunset Park.
The free festival features native and exotic nurseries from across Florida, as well as vendors selling garden decor and nature-inspired items. Gardeners can expect to find blooming orchids, flowering shrubs, fruit trees, and camellias, as well as succulents, bamboo, bromeliads, bonzai and other specialty plant vendors. There will also be vintage garden items and statuary for sale to enhance outdoor space. Food vendors will be on hand selling a variety of culinary options. The rain-or-shine hours are Saturday, November 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday the 10th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drivers should look for signs for public parking lots.