Garden Fair 2013

The Sweetwater Oaks Garden Club


Eighth Annual Garden Fair and Floral Design Exhibit

The Sweetwater Oaks Garden Club will host this exciting community event at Sweetwater Square, 900 Fox Valley Drive/ 1000 Wekiva Springs Road, in Longwood, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 10, 2013. Located in the heart of the community, this is the perfect venue, creating a sense of community for the local residents and visitors.
Admission and parking are free. Free parking is available at the Sabal Point Elementary School and local businesses. Handicapped parking is available at the Sweetwater Square.

The Garden Fair is a family event. Jim Payne of WESH 2 will open the event at 10 a.m. The vendors will have an array of plants, shrubs, nature photography, yard art, garden accessories and more. The children will find plenty of activities especially for them, such as sidewalk chalking and Cookie the Clown. Visitors also have an opportunity to learn directly from the Master Gardeners, Water Conservation, and other education booths. The food court and open-air café provides the perfect place to meet a friend for lunch or a snack.

Tom MacCubbin, foremost expert on lawn and garden issues, well known author, TV and radio broadcaster will be the featured speaker. The Floral Design Exhibit will have beautiful, creative and traditional floral arrangements displayed in the new Community Center at 810 Fox Valley Drive. It is the only exhibit of its kind in the area.

The purpose of the club is to educate both members and the community in horticulture, conservation, the environment and the art of floral design. It has been and continues to be an educational, social and community service organization. As a member of Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, The National Council of State Garden Clubs and a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, the Sweetwater Oaks Garden Club has been serving the Sweetwater community since 1974.

The proceeds of the 2013 Garden Fair will provide scholarships to deserving students at the University of Florida (Apoka Campus) who are studying for Agriculture, Conservation, Environmental or Ecological degrees. In addition, it provides scholarships for children to attend the Wekiva Youth Camp, located in our local Wekiva Springs Park. In the past, the club has contributed to the Hospice of the Comforter, Friends of Lake Apopka, Save the Manatee, Nature Conservancy and Sweetwater Oaks Community Center Beautification.

The fair provides a perfect venue for local businesses to display and sell their garden related merchandise. Vendors who wish to participate should contact Marjorie at 407-880-8758.

Thank you,
Marjorie Abbas,
Chairman 2013 Garden Fair & Floral Design Exhibit
Sweetwater Oaks Garden Club