WINTER GARDEN CITY HALL
April 1st & 2nd, 2023
Saturday, April 1, 2023
9:30 am - 11:30 am THE JIM YOUNG TRIO
Jim young band specializes in bebop,blues,cool and fusion era music! They have been performing around Central Florida for over 10+ years!
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm 3MPOWERED
Female vocal singing trio called 3mpowered that sing covers of mainly pop songs. “We Want to perform songs with the goal of showcasing female empowerment, hence our group name. We really want the group to reflect females in a positive light and be positive role models for females in this community.
1:00 pm- 4 :00 pm ASTRONOMICS
50’s/60’s band led by Les Soltesz Classic Rock and Roll from the 50’s and 60’s Elvis to the Beatles and much more! We will keep you dancing!
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm BRUCE SARAFIAN, JUGGLER
Bruce’s outside performances are geared towards both adults and children and he involves the audience in many routines. He has been a performing juggler everywhere including all the major Central FL theme parks. Bruce has held Guinness book of world records in juggling consistently since 1993 and has been seen juggling & unicycling on syndicated television!
Sunday, April 2, 2023
10:00 am – 12:30 pm THE SANDY BACK PORCH BAND
Traditional bluegrass the way it’s supposed to be played. Prepare to chuckle at their humorous gardening tunes. They are the home of lightning guitar leads, three-part harmony, hotter that fire banjo leads, and flying fiddle tunes.
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm THE CITRUS SINGERS GIRL SCOUT CHOIR
Girls Scouts from all different troops and different counties who come together to rehearse and perform year- round. Their songs include pop parodies, patriotic favorites and holiday classics.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ORLANDO GENTLEMEN OF JAZZ & DIXIELAND
Jazz, Patriotic, Spiritual and Classic American pop songs that everybody knows. Toes will tap and hearts will sing as you revisit songs you might not have heard in a while! These musicians have played for decades at Walt Disney World, on paddle-wheeled cruise ships on the Mississippi, in clubs in New Orleans, and as members of Rosy O’Grady’s Good Time Jazz Band at Church Street Station in Orlando!
ASK THE EXPERTS
New This Year
Ask a question. Get a Free Plant!
Plants donated by: Agristarts, Sunshine Horticulture, Moss Hill Foliage
Ask the Experts is located in front of the Garden Theatre
in Zone 10
Saturday, April 1, 2023
9:00 am - 11:00 am COLOR THROUGH THE SEASON-ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS
Cindy Christmas is creative designer who loves to use color in the garden. Melissa Shepherd is a bedding plant expert at Disney.
11:00 am - 1:00 pm INTERESTING NEW HOUSE PLANTS
Shane Malloy is owner of Gabriella Plants in Oviedo one of the most innovative on-line hous plant nurseries. Van Donnan is a profession plant geek! He's, also, a collector of houseplants with an emphasis on Philodendron, elephant ears and anthurium.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm GROWING FOOD IN YOUR GARDEN
Robert Bowden is Executive Director at Leu Gardens & author of Florida Fruit and Vegetable Gardening. He loves to eat what he grows! Tom McCubbin is author of Vegetables you can Grow; Orlando Sentinel columnist; Radio and TV garden commentator: passionate vegetable gardener & expert in everything gardening.
3:00 - 5:00 pm FLORIDA FRIENDLY GARDENING
Brooke Moffis-IFAS Lake County Commercial Horticultural Agent. She has a passion for plants, insects and nature and loves to help gardeners create Florida Friendly Gardens.
Billy Butterfield is owner of Ameriscapes Landscape Management and is a lifelong dirt gardener who knows all about irrigation, pest managment, lawn care, plant care, proper pruning, etc.
Sunday, April 2, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 am BEST TREES FOR CENTRAL FLORIDA
Wes Parrish was the Tree Consultant for the Winter Garden Heritage Tree Project. He is passionate about trees and palms. Andy Kittsley is the former Urban Forrester for the city of Orlando. He is a tree climber and arborist lead at Walt Disney World.
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm LANDSCAPING WITH NATIVE
Mark Russell is manager of Landscape Horticulture at the four Seasons Resort, Orlando. Patrice Ragusa is the Landscape Architect with Universal Studios.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CARING FOR YOUR HOUSE PLANTS
Quincy Kolp is Live Good Sourcing and Innovation Manager at Live Trends. Kathrine Markle is President of Wekiwa Garden in Apopka which specializes in new and unusual house plants.
AVIAN RECONDITIONING CENTER
And there is MORE! Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 2:00
THE AVIAN RECONDITIONING CENTER
This educational display will again feature live owls and other birds of prey, called raptors, and present important information about Florida’s native and migratory raptors. These unique presentations appeal to all ages. Check out their website at www.arc4raptors.org They will be at the festival both Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 2:00.