New Date for 2023!

April 1st & 2nd, 2023

Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 11 am to 4 pm

Bloom & Grow Garden Society is pleased to announce that Spring Fever in the Garden will be on April 1st & 2nd of 2023. We are looking forward to the whole community joining us for our chalk art contest, Kid Zone, vendor booths, selling a wide array of flowers and foliage, nature related arts and crafts, while enjoying live entertainment in historic downtown Winter Garden.

Spring Fever in the Garden is a “Rain or Shine” event. This means we will be on Plant St. for the festival this Saturday and Sunday. There is no rain date or do over. The festival will be up and running.

Presented by

Bloom and Grow Society and the City of Winter Garden

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April 1st & 2nd, 2023

The Bloom & Grow Garden Society of West Orange County will hold its 21th annual Spring Fever in the Garden festival in Downtown Winter Garden. Plant Street will be filled with the quintessential homage to spring and gardening. 

 

We invite you experience it first hand by strolling Plant Street to take in all the festival has to offer.

This festival is set in charming, historic downtown Winter Garden, with its brick lined streets, quaint shops, great restaurants, a splash pad for the kids, the city clock tower, lush hanging flower baskets, a vine covered gazebo area with a fountain offers a calming respite from the festival activity.  Come join us for a wonderful ode to spring!

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PRESENTING SPONSOR

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Healthy West Orange is a grassroots movement to inspire west Orange County to become the healthiest community in the nation. We provide important tools and social connections to help local residents eat well, stay active and enjoy life.

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PRESENTING MEDIA SPONSOR

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The App is everything you need to have the best experience at this years 20th Anniversary of Spring Fever in the Garden including an AR Scavenger Hunt, Photo Contests, Giveaways and so much more.

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KID ZONE

Sponsored by

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KID ZONE is always the happiest place at the Spring Fever in the Garden festival because we know what kids like! We will have booths and activities geared to children with fun ways to learn about nature and the environment. There will be hands on crafts, face painting and balloon animals made by a stilt walker and more.

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ENtertainment

Sponsored by

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There’s free entertainment located in front of city hall. We provide a tent and chairs for you to enjoy area musicians and singers. In previous years, we’ve had jazz bands, dance groups, and a variety of singers performing pop, easy listening, folk music, opera and more.

Click here for the event times

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CHALKIN' IT UP

Sponsored by

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Artists of all ages are invited to participate in our sidewalk chalk art contest. On Saturday morning, the tents go up in front of city hall and you can watch the artists bring the cement squares to life with nature related chalk art. $2000 in prizes will be awarded in numerous categories such as adult, individual elementary, middle and high school student, elementary, middle and high school group, $400 for people’s choice and $700 for best overall.  And, you can vote for your favorites!

 

The Winners will be announced on the Winter Garden App

and the Spring Fever in the Garden Facebook Page

T-SHIRTS

Stop by the two Bloom & Grow booths where you will find the 20th anniversary tee shirt and the Year of the Butterfly limited edition shirt. Artist, Andy Crabtree is the first and only designer of the Spring Fever tee shirts. He’s been designing the Spring Fever graphic since the first festival in 2000.

The designs on each shirt come to life! Just download the Winter Garden app on your cell phone and point it at the design on the shirt and watch them fly! 💜

Along with the shirts, we will have Spring Fever ball caps, our fabulous gardening gloves, the sterling butterfly pendant and the Tucker Ranch Oak print for sale.

T-SHIRT SPONSOR

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Download the Winter Garden app, open the Secret Garden and scan the shirt!
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Official 20th

Anniversary

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Limited Edition

Year of the Monarch

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Ask the Experts

The Ask the Expert booth is your chance to get your questions answered on a variety of topics from some of the best horticulturists and nursery people in the Central Florida area. For those who just moved from a northern climate, this is your chance to get educated in the Florida growing seasons. Are you planning a Monarch or pollinator garden? Come on down.  For indoor plants, find out how to grow your favorite decorative plants. Looking for a flowering tree for your yard? Talk to our experts! For a complete list of topics and times go to: click here

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We are a 501C3 organization.

Since the inception of Bloom and Grow in 1997;

 

$483,000.00
in charitable donations has been made to the West Orange community.

All proceeds

from the festival go to spread the love of gardening and nature in many ways like yearly scholarships to students in environmental and horticultural studies at the University of Florida and Valencia College.

Financial support for various planting and education projects goes to the Oakland Nature Center, Nehrling Gardens, Tucker Ranch, Florida Elks youth camps, and many more.

 

We support school gardens at local elementary and middle schools. Plus, our sweat equity is visible at projects like Habitat for Humanity, meditation garden at Heath Central Park and a sensory garden at the United Cerebral Palsy West Orange Campus, to name a few.

Bloom & Grow Garden Society is a designated 501(c)(3); Registration#:CH23240. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. 1-800-435-7352 

The Avian Reconditioning Center

The Avian Reconditioning Center which specializes in raptor reconditioning and education will be at its same spot near the corner of Lakeview and Plant Street You can view owls and raptors up close and learn to appreciate Florida’s magnificent birds of prey and the natural habitats in which they live. The birds and their handlers will be there from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday to answer questions.

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Videotaping & Photography During The Festival

Saturday and Sunday, April 2nd & 3rd Spring Fever in the Garden Activities will be Video taped or Photographed.

By entering the festival space, you are agreeing to have your likeness captured for possible magazine, promotional and/or social media use.

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