The annual Plant City Garden Club Garden Fest drew waves of attendees despite the heat last weekend to the heart of downtown.
The event lasted for six hours and vendors sold everything from Fairy Gardens to cacti. Some shoppers walked home with hand-carved wooden bowls, while others flexed their muscles and lugged giant pots filled with soil and young trees toward their trucks. The vendors were just as quick to chat about growing techniques as they were to guide shoppers toward the plants that would grow best in their back yards.
It was as much about education as it was shopping, and several of the attendees said they come every year to pick up a new “adventurous project” and try their hand at a new type of gardening. Whether it was locally-sourced honey sellers or passionate garden enthusiasts, each booth held its own wide breadth of knowledge.