2018 GROWvember Fall Plant Sale

2018 GROWvember Fall Plant Sale

GROWvember, Mead Botanical Garden’s fabulous annual fall plant sale, is held every November, just in time for you to prepare your fall garden and beautify your home for the holidays. No admission; parking is free. The sale will be held rain or shine. Food trucks will have delicious food and beverages for shoppers to enjoy.

GROWvember Pre-sale Event & Happy Hours – Friday, Nov. 2nd from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

GROWvember Full Event – Saturday, Nov. 3rd from 8 a.m. 4 p.m.

Join us Saturday, November 3rd for…

– Plant Vendors
– Speakers and Demonstrations
– Live Music featuring Acoustic Beach
– Beer Garden
– Mobile Plant Clinic
– Kids Activities
– Butterfly Encounter
– Beebox Making Workshop
– Winter Park Library’s Story Walk installation
– Upcycling Crafts with THE HIVE
– Wildflower Bomb Workshop
– Bob Sena Photography of Mead Garden
Food and Beverages:
– Sausage Shack
– Foxtail Coffee
– Beer Garden
– Orange Blossom Brewery
– The Bear and Peacock Brewery
– Orlando City Kombucha
– Living Vitalitea Raw Organic Kombucha


Hicks Orchids & Supplies George Griepenburg
Succulent Hive Grassroots Nursery
Tarflower Chapter of FNPS Brittany Blossoms
Tropical Needs Easy To Grow
The Peacock Cottage Shady Tree Nursery
J+P Nursery Nehrling Gardens
Bromeliad Society of Central FL John Plank Greenhouse
Wild Birds Unlimited Florida’s Finest Raw Honey
99 Market / Porch Therapy Our Vital Earth
Thimble Works Russell’s Bromeliads
McCrory’s Bromeliads Florida Urban Agriculture


Activities and information booths by:

Ideas for Us – Fleet Farming A Budget Tree Service
Florida School of Holistic Living Central Florida Orchid Society
The Hive Winter Park Garden Club
Mobile Plant Clinic Winter Park Library
Butterfly Encounter Wild Flower Seed Bombs
Polasek Museum Eco Therapy Tours
Ikebana International Lawton Environmental Study Area (LESA)


A huge Thank you to our amazing Sponsors:

Winter Park Distilling Companythe bear and peacock

Foxtail Coffee badgeOrange Blossom Brewing Co,



Lukas Nursery Quality First lawn




A Budget Tree Service





Speaker Schedule

All talks and demonstrations will be offered at the Pavilion unless otherwise indicated.

9 – 9:30 a.m. Nature as a Partner in Managing Stress
Sarafaith Pekor, Water Tiger Living Arts
10 – 10:30 a.m. The Art of Kombucha Fermentation
Daniel Koenigkann, Living Vitalitea Kombucha
10:30 – 11 a.m. Engaging Children with Nature & in The Garden
Jennifer Ferrell, Lawton Environmental Study Area
11 – 11:30 a.m. Edible and Medicinal Plants of your Central Florida Yard
Emily Ruff, Florida School of Holistic Living
11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Soil Preparation for a Vegetable Garden
Bob Hotaling
12 – 12:30 p.m. Talk in a Bucket
Tom MacCubbin
12:30 – 1 p.m. Yes, You Can Grow Hops in Florida!
Richard Smith, Florida Hops, LLC
1 – 1:30 p.m. Growing Butterflies in Your Backyard
Amanda Martin, Tarflower – FNPS
1:30 – 2 p.m. Attracting Birds To Your Yard & Garden
Laura Peliwo, Wild Birds Unlimited
2 – 2:40 p.m. Nature as a Partner in Managing Stress
Sarafaith Pekor, Water Tiger Living Arts

The sale features a variety of high quality plant vendors, plant workshops, demonstrations and “Ask the Expert” opportunities. Shoppers will find a wide selection of beautiful plants including annuals, perennials, house plants, vegetables, native plants that attract hummingbirds and pollinators, bromeliads, herbs, succulents, ferns, orchids, medicinal plants and many other specialty plants.

Mead Botanical Garden is located at 1300 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park, near the intersection of State Road 17-92 and Orange Ave.

Proceeds from GROWvember Fall Plant Sale support the revitalization of Mead Botanical Garden and its programs.