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Annual Backyard Biodiversity Day
Backyard Biodiversity Day
Volunteers make it happen - THANK YOU!
FSYO performs in The Grove
The Great DUCK!
Next Great Duck Derby -- Feb 28, 2015
Young Naturalist Summer Camp
Young Naturalist Summer Camp


Fall Plant Sale, November 8, 2014

Fall is a fabulous time to plant in Florida! Finding a great selection of high quality plants is fun and easy at 

Mead Botanical Garden’s Fall Plant Sale
Saturday ~ NOVEMBER 8, 2014 ~ 9 AM to 5 PM

Planning for holiday foliage and displays? New to Florida Gardening? Need a little help getting started? Want some fresh winter produce from your own yard?

Florida fall gardens promise abundance along with celebrations - with pleasant weather, fewer bugs, and less disease pressure.

Air Potato Leaf Beetles released in Mead Botanical Garden

In early August, 2014, 200 air potato leaf beetles were intentionally released in Mead Garden in an effort to combat the invasive air potato vine. 

Volunteer Profile: Susan League

The beautiful pops of color seen at the entrance to the Community Garden are thanks to the ongoing work of Susan League, devoted garden volunteer and MBG Board Member. Susan also deserves tremendous credit for the dozens upon dozens of hours she spends planting and tending beds in the Legacy Garden, working on various horticultural projects, and maintaining the expanding collection of camellias.

In Bloom: Partridge pea

Partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata) blooms from summer through late fall, attracting mostly bees and butterflies, although ants are also attracted to its nectar glands. It is the host plant to several species of butterfly, including the gray hairstreak (Strymon melinus) and cloudless sulfur (Phoebis sennae), and its seeds are consumed by birds and other wildlife. 

Come see our new staghorn ferns

A special thank you to Laurie Heatley and her family for their in-kind donations of Platyceriums, also known as staghorn ferns, to the Legacy Garden. Their uniquely shaped fronds can be seen hanging from the large oak trees to the left as you enter the garden from S. Denning Drive.


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by Dr. Radut