UF/IFAS Milton Campus, Pensacola State College to host Spring Festival of Flowers on April 7-9

MILTON, Fla. — The seasons are changing and it’s time to enjoy the blooming plants across the state. Families are invited to enjoy the Spring Festival of Flowers on April 7 to 9 in Milton. The University of Florida IFAS Milton Campus and the Pensacola State College are sponsoring the free event.

The festival will be held at the UF/IFAS and Pensacola State College Milton Campus, 5988 Hwy. 90, Building 4900, Milton, Florida 32583. The festival hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The festival will feature arts and crafts, plants, flower and herbs, garden supplies, locally grown vegetables, and great food and music. Educational booths will feature UF/IFAS Extension agents answering questions about plants and flowers, eclectic gardening, good bugs and bad bugs, sprinklers and air layering demonstrations, and experts offering advice and hands-on demonstrations on wildlife for your backyard.

The public is invited to enter a Small Standard Flower Show sponsored by the Milton Garden Club. Also, the festival features plant nurseries and UF student club plant sale. The student club will feature a variety of plants such as hallmark bulbind, Bolivian sunset, indigo spires salvia and much more.

For more information, contact Robin Vickers at rvickers@ufl.edu or 850-983-7134. Want to be a vendor? You can register call or register online here.

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By: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu