|Florida wildflower seeds sell quickly.|
This year’s family-friendly event again blends education, entertainment and fun. Vendors will line West Indiana Avenue selling potted wildflowers and plants, seeds, garden utensils, yard ornaments, books and more. Joining them will be organizations such as the Florida Wildflower Foundation, local Florida Native Plant Society chapters, and garden clubs, all which will offer information on native wildflowers and plants, as well as Florida gardening in general.
|Last year's festival was well attended.|
Children are invited to participate in a drawing for $50 in MainStreet Money which can be spent at Downtown DeLand Stores & Restaurants by submitting a wildflower coloring page to the Information booth during the festival. Coloring pages can be picked up at the MainStreet DeLand Office, 100 N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand or downloaded for printing at www.floridawildflowerfestival.com. Free art activities for kids also will be offered at the Museum of Florida Art booth.
|The Florida Native Plant Society's booth at last year's festival.|
The Wildflower & Garden Festival, attended by 9,000 people in 2010, was the recent recipient of the Florida Secretary of State's Award for Outstanding Special Event. 2011 sponsors and partners include MainStreet DeLand Association, Florida Wildflower Foundation, University of Florida/IFAS Volusia County Extension Office, River of Lakes Heritage Corridor, the Florida Wildflower Seed and Plant Growers Association, Garden Club of DeLand and Museum of Florida Art.
Executive director of Florida Wildflower Foundation