june, 2018

06jun5:30 pm8:00 pmFlorida Plants Sustainability WorkshopLed by Robert Bowden, Executive Director of Harry P. Leu Gardens5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Event Details

In a class led by Harry P. Leu Gardens’ Executive Director, Robert Bowden, discover a surprisingly wide variety of vegetables and fruits that perform their best in our region’s intense summer heat and humidity. As much as we try, there are many herbs that simply cannot take the summer heat of Florida. Cilantro, Thyme, and Sage, for example, are best grown during the winter months. So what’s left? In this informative presentation by the Gardens’ Director (and avid vegetable grower), learn how to grow armloads of vegetables for your family without poisons and pesky weeds. Learn more about which varieties grow best here, proper garden spacing, and when to harvest. If you enjoy eating market fresh vegetables, imagine how incredible freshly picked vegetables can taste.

Robert Bowden is the Director of Leu Gardens and author of several books including Florida Fruit and Vegetable Gardening: Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles by Cool Springs Press and Florida Top Ten Garden Guide (Time/Warner). He was the former Director of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and Director of Horticulture at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.

Florida Plants Talk at the Mennello Museum: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Tour the Vegetable Garden at Leu Gardens: 7:45-8:15 p.m.

Admission: Non-members $10, Members $5


(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Mennello Museum

900 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32832


Mennello Museum