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Spring Fever in The Garden
Returns

April 5th & 6th, 2025

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Bloom and Grow Garden Society

& City of Winter Garden

April 6th & 7th, 2024

The Bloom & Grow Garden Society of West Orange County will hold its 22nd

 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.  Be sure to see Flora, our copper Monarch sculpture in Butterfly Park. Come join us for a wonderful ode to spring!

Presenting Sponsors:
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At Orlando HealthHealth Central Hospital, we’re not just your doctor or nurse. We’re your neighbor. For more than 70 years, we've been honored to provide nationally recognized care for the west Orange County community we proudly call home. As our neighbor, you get a lifetime of healing just minutes away. 

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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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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 and Woodland Street. 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, $450 for people’s choice and $750 for best overall

And, "Vote for People's Choice by 2:00pm on Saturday!

The Winners will be announced on the Spring Fever in the Garden Facebook Page

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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.

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local love

We are a 501C3 organization.

Since the inception of Bloom and Grow in 1997;

 

$536,000.00
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.

This year Financial support for various planting and education projects goes to the Oakland Nature Center, Nehrling Gardens, West Orange Habitat for Humanity and Ocoee High School.

 

We support school gardens at local elementary and middle schools. Plus, our sweat equity is visible at projects like the Butterfly Garden at the West Orange Trail, 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 6th & 7th, 2023, 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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