Mount Dora Plant & Garden Fair
Saturday November 14, 2020 9am-5pm & Sunday November 15, 2020 9am-4pm
The 26th annual Mount Dora Plant & Garden fair will be held in Donnelly Park located at 530 N. Donnelly St, Mount Dora, Florida.
November is a perfect time for PLANTING in Florida
The Mount Dora Plant & Garden Fair is the perfect place where you can pick up native and exotic plants to fill your home and yard.
Vendors and nurseries from all over the state convene in Mount Dora, Fl to sell a wide variety of Florida native and exotic plants as well as garden ware and arts & crafts at the 26th annual event. Experts will be on hand to give gardening advice and volunteers will help cart plants to your car.
Donnelly Park is located at 530 N. Donnelly St in the center of Mount Dora, Florida
In Memoriam Christine Cole
On November 18, 2019 just one week after the 25th annual Mount Dora Plant & Garden Fair, the matriarch and founder of the festival, Christine Cole passed away after a long illness. She will be missed but above all her spirit & the festival will live on. Because of her dedication to the Plant & Garden Fair, a tree will be planted in Donnelly Park . Her ashes will be placed there by her husband, Gene Packwood.
Do you have a Plant or Garden related product? Do you own a specialty nursery? Please register to participate.
Published Oct 10, 2019
November offers perfect planting weather in Florida. Stock up on unusual and native plants for your home and garden.
The “Festival City” celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair on November 9 and 10, 2019 in Donnelly Park.
Event originator Christine Cole has managed the event with partner Gene Packwood since its inception in the early 90’s.
Christine says, “I used to live in Baltimore and there is a festival there called Flower Mart. It was a beautiful event with vendors and all sorts of plants and flowers. It was held in the center of town and I just loved going to the event. “
“When I moved to Mount Dora some people approached me about having a plant sale and I said, ‘Let’s do this right’ and so I started visiting nurseries and doing my homework and started the Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair.”
Twenty five years later, Cole is the longest continuous event stake holder in Mount Dora, FL.
This year she is getting some help from well known local festival coordinator Janet Gamache who’s organizational skills helped get the Mount Dora Craft Fair ranked the #4 Craft Festival in the nation 2019 by Sunshine Artists Magazine.
Gamache says, ” I am absolutely thrilled. Combining my passion for festivals and love for plants is a perfect combination. I’m looking forward to working with Christine this year to learn the ropes and promise to make the Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair one of the best in the area.”
November is the perfect time to plant in Florida and the festival will feature both native and exotic nurseries from all over Florida. Expect to find orchids, airplants, fruit trees, bamboo, bromeliads and many other specialty vendors. Some crafters will be on hand to show and sell nature inspired products and vendors will have items like hanging chairs and bird houses to enhance your outdoor space.
The 25th annual Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair takes place Sat Nov 9, 2019 9am-5pm and Sun Nov 10, 2019 9am-4pm rain or shine in Donnelly Park. It is FREE to attend.