ABOVE: Mount Dora Plant & Garden Fair in Donnelly Park (Mount Dora Buzz photo)
Gardeners and green thumbs will descend upon Mount Dora for the 27th annual Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair on November 13 and 14.
Once again the event will be held under the oaks at Donnelly Park in the heart of the city’s historic downtown.
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. Gardeners can also seek advice from experts on plant care and other related topics.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase and volunteers will be on hand to help cart plants to cars, so visitors don’t fret about buying plants too big to carry.
The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. Drivers should look for signs for nearby public parking lots.
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