Mar 09, 2019
9:30am - 1:00pm
Cedar Point Environmental Park
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16th Annual Plant Native Day at Cedar Point, March 9
The Mangrove Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society will hold its 16th Annual “Plant Native” Day on Saturday, March 9th, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Cedar Point Environmental Park, 2300 Placida Road, Englewood, FL. This half-day event is free and open to the public. The theme of this year’s event is “SHADE: Planting for it & Planting in it”. Learn about the various native trees, palms and shrubs that can be used to create shade in your sunny yard. Find out which native shrubs, ferns, groundcovers and wildflowers do well in a shady landscape.
The guest speaker is Laurel Schiller, Florida Native Plants, Inc., Sarasota, Florida. She will use live plants to demonstrate her lectures, which take place between 10:00 a.m. and Noon. Her nursery plants will be offered for sale, beginning at 9:00 a.m., outside the Environmental Center during the day’s program. Mangrove Chapter members will also be offering their home-grown native plants for donations out in the Native Plant Demonstration Garden. The Peace River Butterfly Society is also participating in the event, with their monarch-raising paraphernalia, as well as nectar and larval host plants for sale at their booth. Additionally, educational handouts will be available, a light refreshment will be served and the program will be followed by a choice of a Garden Tour or Guided Trail Walk. For more information, contact Cedar Point Environmental Park at 941-475-0769.