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 21, 2023 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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


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 joining the BBD planning committee, 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:

UF/IFAS Extension Orange County    • Yaupon Brothers Tea
• O-Town Compost    • Earth Angel Potter
• Limpkin Nation [nature based jewelry]    • Orange Audubon Society
• Orange County Environmental Protection Division    • Keep Winter Park Beautiful
• Oakland Nature Preserve    • Orlando Wetlands Park
• Mead Botanical Garden    • Commissioner Emily Bonilla District 5
• Florida School of Holistic Living    • Regenerative Designs
• Central Florida Sierra Club    • Paintings by Chonody
• Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge    • Friends of Split Oak
• Seminole County Natural Lands    • Quail Forever
• Save the Manatee Club    • UCF Arboretum
• Ten Thousand Villages Winter Park    • Sierra Club of Central Florida


FOOD:  Island Life Cuisine   Drip Juice Therapy






Thank you to our 2023 event sponsors::

Central Florida Audubon    Borrelli + Partners
Track Shack    Bowman and Blair
Sierra Club    Grounded Solutions
Category Architecture    Florida Wildflower Foundation
Pegasus Engineering, LLC    Pine Creek Development