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Green Thumb Festival

The Green Thumb Festival takes place April 27-28 from 9am–4pm at Walter Fuller Park

7891 26th Avenue North.

Full schedule & event here

The Green Thumb Festival returns to the city with two days of plants, workshops, exhibitions and fun, featuring more than 120 garden, plant and flower vendors and exhibitors. The free festival is part of the city’s annual Arbor Day celebration and includes workshops, a flower show and the Garden Wagon Parade & Decorating Contest, in addition to the vendors on hand. There will also be a butterfly tent, tree sale, food trucks, and children’s crafts areas. And if you need help getting your garden started (for the locals), the parks and recreation department will be giving away free plants, pine seedlings and mulch.

The Garden Club of St. Petersburg will enchant visitors with their floral displays. Their creations represent gardens from around the world. The public is invited to vote for the best of show in both the horticulture and floral design category.

This festival always showcases an incredible series of workshops hosted by Pinellas County Farm Bureau and UF/IFAS Extension. Last year’s included a build-your-own succulent planter, DIY wildflower seed balls, upcycled herb planter creation, and guided Koko Dema displays.

The Green Thumb Festival was established by the St. Petersburg Parks Department as an Arbor Day celebration on April 11, 1986 at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. The concept was introduced by the Parks Director at the time, Litdell “Dell” Holmes, to meet the requirements of the prestigious Tree City USA award, and as a result, the City has been a recipient of the award every year since 1986.

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