Tarflower Chapter

Orange County, Florida

Backyard Biodiversity Day


Presented by the Florida Native Plant Society to benefit habitat restoration projects at Mead Botanical Garden

Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Mead Botanical Garden 1300 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park, FL 32789

Parking at Mead Botanical Gardening is free but limited. If parking is full, please park legally on nearby streets. Even better, walk, bike or carpool!


FREE, family-friendly event features:

  • Informative presentations about creating biodiverse backyard habitats with native plants which help support bees & native wildlife
  • Interpretive hikes focusing on pollinator insects, edible plants, herpetology, gopher tortoises and the ongoing sandhill habitat restoration project
  • Native plant & wildflower seed sale
  • Environmentally conscious exhibitors and vendors
  • Kids Activities
  • Food trucks
  • Live Music

For more information about exhibiting or sponsorship, please email bbd.director@fnps.org

We’re looking for volunteers to help with event setup and breakdown, native plant sales, assisting exhibitors, vendors, speakers, and hike leaders, guiding guests to parking areas, and helping with children’s activities. If you can help out, please click here to register: SignUp.com


Exhibitors and Vendors include:

• Native FL Snakes & Local Honey    • Yaupon Brothers Tea
• O-Town Compost    • Randee's Salves and Essential Oil Products
• Nature based jewelry by Laura    • Orange Audubon Society
• Florida Trail Association    • Keep Winter Park Beautiful
• Oakland Nature Preserve    • Orlando Wetlands Park
• Mead Botanical Garden    • Winter Park Library
• Florida School of Holistic Living    • Quail Forever
• Wild Florida Photo    • Ten Thousand Villages
• Central Florida Sierra Club    • Paintings by Chonody
• Right to Clean Water    • UCF Entomological Society
• Environmentally Conscious Handsewn Goods    • Revival Gardening
• League of Women Voters    • Friends of Split Oak
• Chair Massages    • Regenerative Designs
• Wild Birds Unlimited    • Orange County Environmental Protection Division
• First Congregational Church and Preschool     


FOOD:  Sweetfleet   Island Life Cuisine   Drip Juice Therapy






Thank you to our 2022 event sponsors::

Central Florida Audubon    Borrelli + Partners
Deviant Wolfe Brewing    Bowman and Blair
Ethos    Grounded Solutions
Ethos    Grounded Solutions

Pegasus Engineering, LLC