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Fall Plant Sale Vendor and Sponsor Registration now open!

Mead Botanical Garden’s 2nd Annual GrowVember Fall Plant Sale is scheduled for Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 8 AM to 4 PM.

Sponsorships are now available. Click here for more information on sponsorship levels and opportunities.

Vendors, please click here for the vendor application.

Backyard Biodiversity Day, October 24

3rd Annual Backyard Biodiversity Day and Native Plant Sale, October 25, 2015, presented by the Tarflower Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society and Mead Botanical Garden. 

Backyard Biodiversity Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the native flora and fauna. Come out and enjoy noted speakers, workshops, informative hikes and a huge native plant sale! 

The FREE, family-friendly event features:  

  • Presentations on natural and backyard habitats; landscaping for wildlife; native pollinators; the importance of biodiversity; and the birds of Mead Garden. 

Wetlands Restoration and Boardwalk Improvement Underway

The Lake Lillian wetlands restoration and boardwalk improvement project is now underway.  Construction will take approximately 90 days to complete and result in increased biodiversity and an improved aquatic wildlife habitat.  

The wetlands restoration is funded by two grants:  $400,000 from the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection and $50,000 from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).  

Winter Park Community Foundation Selects Mead Garden for Grant Award

New donors to MBG can help "unlock" a $19,000 grant award from the Winter Park Community Foundation! 

Mead Botanical Garden (MBG) is excited to announce that it has been selected as a grant award winner by the Winter Park Community Foundation during the Foundation’s recent Grant Round held in collaboration with Rollins College’s “Impact Investing” undergraduate course. The Winter Park Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Central Florida Foundation.

The capacity-building award is made to MBG Inc. in two parts:

Volunteer profile: Nancy Tyree

  Back in the day, Nancy Tyree recalls, she would escape to Mead Garden at lunch time to relax in nature and rejuvenate before having to go back to work -- and sometimes find herself returning a little late! Retired since 2007, Nancy still comes to the garden regularly to relax, now as a Garden volunteer.  

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