April 10 & 11, 2021
April 10 & 11, 2021
Bloom & Grow Garden Society
and the City of Winter Garden
The Bloom & Grow Garden Society of West Orange County will hold its 20th anniversary 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 our 20th anniversary celebration festival!
DOWNLOAD THE WINTER GARDEN APP
AR Scavenger Hunt
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.
KIDZONE 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.
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.
Set times will be available on the Winter Garden App.
Stop by the Bloom & Grow booths where you will find the 20th anniversary tee shirt. Artist, Andy Crabtree is the first and only designer of the Spring Fever tee shirts. He’s been with us since the first festival in 2000.
This year’s shirt pays special homage to our Monarch butterfly project. And, the design comes to life! Just download the Winter Garden app on your cell phone and point it at the design on the shirt and watch it come to life! 💜 The shirts will be available at our Bloom & Grow booths along with Spring Fever ball caps and gardening gloves.
CHALKIN IT UP
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.
Ask the Experts
Have questions regarding your landscaping, lawn, garden pests, water conservation or attracting certain wildlife to your yard? Go to the Ask the Garden Experts booth and speak directly with someone who will answer your specific garden questions.
We are a 501C3 organization.
Since the inception of Bloom and Grow in 1997, $459,000.00
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.
In December 2019, the Bloom and Grow Garden Society announced plans to present the city of Winter Garden with a Monarch butterfly sculpture to be placed in a proposed park on Plant St. This significant piece of public art is a thank you for the guidance and help the city has provided in the 20 years of the Spring Fever festival.
One of the most favorite booths at the festival is the Avian Reconditioning Center which specializes in raptor reconditioning and education. 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.