February 4 & 5, 2017
Our 16th year!

Vero Beach's perennial favorite Gardenfest! was held the first weekend of February, a beautiful weekend for such an event. As is the tradition, it was held in the lovely oak filled public Riverside Park, beachside in Vero Beach.

Thousands attended looking forward to this popular event hosted by the Garden Club of Indian River County. They were greeted by 85 vendors from all over Florida chosen for their quality and variety giving an incredible selection of items for the garden and home. Included were palms, ferns, orchids, bromeliads, Florida natives, herbs, succulents, bamboo and roses. In addition to the live plant material there was an assortment of yard art, pots, fertilizer, chimes, growing boxes and other creative items.

A highlight of each day was the collection of "experts" available to the public discussing and demonstrating their expertise in the "Ask The Expert" tent.

The well-known BBQ restaurant, "14 Bones", offered food for sale. Children were greeted mid-day both days with activities and there was a fun raffle offering many items donated by local businesses.

The Garden Club of Indian River County had a tent where they helped with raffle decisions as well as selling Gardenfest! aprons, their yearly collectable ornaments, cookbooks and other books. Proceeds from the event are used by the club to study and assist in the protection and conservation of native plants and natural resources, to provide scholarships and for civic beautification projects throughout the county..

This is a by-invitation only event for vendors. Interested in becoming a vendor for 2018?
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The Garden Club of Indian River County Inc. has been a member of The Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. since 1933 and is affiliated with the National Garden Clubs, Inc.

THE 2017 "EXPERTS" with topics…

Fairy Gardens - Elaine Erlanger - Rock City Gardens
Living Healthy with Tower Gardens - Lori Long - Personal Health & Fitness Coach
Gardening for Wildlife - Nickie Munroe - UF Extension Horticulture Agent
Color in the Florida Garden - Spencer Porteous - DIGG Gardens
Orchids in Your Landscape - Paul Price - Treasure Coast Orchid Society
Gardening for the Shade - Kathy Roberts - Central Florida Ferns
Caladiums - Merry Savoy - Fancy Leaf Caladiums
Unusual Tropicals - Antone Jones - Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Epiphytes & Old Cypress, A Perfect Marriage - Dee & Jesse Vance - Nature’s Relic
- Gardenfest! vendors

Thanks To Our Wonderful Sponsors!!  

Blue Ribbon Gardeners
American Outdoor Living
American Pools & Spas
Don's Import Service, Inc.
Pak Mail Beachside/White Glove Moving and Storage
Press Journal
Treasure and Space Coast Radio  97.1 and 93.7
Treasure Coast Sotheby's International Realty
Vero Beach Magazine

Award Winning Gardeners
Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc.

Green Thumb Gardeners
Allamanda Garden Circle of GCIRC
Tom Collins Insurance Agency Inc.
Florida Power and Light Company, Inc.
Jack's Complete Tree Service
Jasmine Garden Circle of GCIRC
Lee and Helena Pearson
Poinsettia Garden Circle of GCIRC

Backyard Gardeners
In memory of  Beverly M. Graves
Dace and King Stubbs


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For more information contact (772) 567-4602 or email us

Sponsorships and Advertising Opportunities are available for 2018 ? please contact us

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Please note that inquiries from potential vendors must be done through mail and can not be accepted by email or by telephone. Inquiries are reviewed by a committee of members which decides if invitations will be issued.

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