Tarflower Chapter

Orange County, Florida

Mead Botanical Garden

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Help bring native sandhill habitat back to Mead Botanical Garden to provide natural habitat for threatened gopher tortoises and showcase the beautiful seasonal changes in the native plants!

The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month.  We gather in the parking circle at the end of the entrance drive before walking to the restoration area or to the Discovery Barn, depending on the agenda for the each meeting.

Here are a few videos about ongoing restoration work: Boardwalk      Uplands Sandhill



A great book, Hope Springs Eternal, was written by a volunteer, Paul Butler, if you'd like to know more about the history of the Garden.


Click on or scan the QR Codes below to learn about the types of relevant ecosystems at Mead from excerpts from the Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) Guide to the Natural Communities of Florida - 2010 Edition

      Sandhill          Xeric Hammock          Scrubby Flatwoods
Sandhill    Xeric Hammock    Scrubby Flatwoods

Please email Catherine Bowman with questions about how to get involved. Check the calendar page of this site for meeting details.