Holiday Lights       

November 29, 2013 through January 1, 2014,
 5:30pm to 9:30pm.

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Holiday lights at Florida Botanical Gardens
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The Florida Botanical Garden foundation  sponsors the “Holiday Lights in the Garden”.  Share the Holiday Spirit and enjoy the beautiful gardens that sparkle with the warmth of the season.  A community tradition strolling through the shining gardens adds a touch of festivity to everyone’s holiday.  Our garden glows with tropical plants, roses, fruits, herbs, hibiscus, bromeliads and more.  A dedication to sustainability shines through with many environmentally friendly LED lights – more than 500,000 twinkling lights in all.

The FBGF Board supports the H
oliday Lights every night, along with many volunteers.  Admission is free to children under 12, with a suggested minimum donation of $2 per adult.  All donations go directly to support the gardens. 

Holiday Lights in the GardensVinery by Chucks son

Celebrate the season at the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation's annual Holiday Lights. More than 500,000 lights will illuminate the thousands of plants and trees that already make the gardens shine year-round.   Home-grown entertainers perform nightly. Refreshments are available. Santa Claus is on hand whenever he can get away from the North Pole.  A $2 per person donation is requested (no fee for children 12 and younger) to help pay for this family-friendly extravaganza.

Gift and Plant Sale

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Gift and Plant Show 2012

The day-long special event in the formal gardens will feature more than 35 vendors selling an assortment of plants, including orchids, hibiscus, iris, bromeliads, native plants, herbs and citrus, and a variety of items perfect for gift giving, including unique clothing, outdoor items, select food items, crafts, jewelry, candies and more. The Botanical Bounty Gift shop will also be offering its beautiful merchandise. Free entry for visitors during the daylight hours.

Dog Parade

Saturday, Dec 29, 2013

     Registration for the parade will be from 1 to 1:45 p.m. and the parade will begin promptly at 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in several categories
: Best Costume, Best Trick, Best sit and stay on command, Prettiest (girls), Handsomest (boys), Best Fetch &  Drop on command.  Registration will be $5 per category. dog parade surfing