University of Florida

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

North Florida Research and Education Center


Art and Garden Fall Family Festival

Saturday, October 4, 2014  9am - 2pm

Sponsored in part by: Gadsden County Tourist Development Council in collaboration with the Gadsden Arts Center, Gardening Friends of the Big Bend, Plein Air Painters, Quincy Garden Club and Tallahassee Watercolor Society.

Click here for the 2013 Art and Garden Sucess Story


UF IFAS North Florida Research and Education center will offer trolley tours of their beautiful campus and gardens.

Admission: FREE!

Once the weather has cooled and the flowers are in bloom, join us for a day filled with creative ways to explore visual art and the art of gardening. Spend the day learning, discovering and engaging in fun activities for the whole family, including:

  • plant sales (click here for a list or here for descriptions of some of the plants for sale or auction)
  • produce, plant and art sales (click here for a list of vendors)
  • children's craft activities including pumpkin painting, making bird feeders, plein air painting, potting up sweet potato sprouts, and more!
  • hourly door prizes!
  • Big Bend Woodwind Quintet
  • walking tours of Gardens of the Big Bend
  • demonstrations of flower arranging, container gardening, making a mosaic stepping stone, and making a birdbath from large leaves
  • plein air painting
  • trolley tours to view cold-hardy citrus, deciduous fruits and vegetables
  • ask the EXPERTS! 
  • gardening talks on a variety of topics
  • student art competitions
  • and more!

Click here for a detailed brochure about the day!

What: The day-long, family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

When: Saturday, October 4, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT

Where: University of Florida/IFAS, North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL. Located just north of I-10 Exit 181, 3 miles south of Quincy, off Pat Thomas Highway, SR 267.


The event will be free and open to the community!

 UF IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

155 Research Rd.

Quincy, FL  32351-5677 

 Phone: (850) 875-7100