• 25 Feb '17
    February 25 @ 9 am February 25 @ 12 pm
    Learn how to create a fruit grove in South Florida. This workshop will include: planning; crop selection; security; equipment; legal requirements; harvest and marketing. Instructor: Jim Stribling
  • 04 Mar '17
    March 4 @ 10 am March 5 @ 6 pm
    The festival features Asian crafts, art and exotic music and dance, highlighted by a tasty selection of authentic Far Eastern cuisine. Admission: $12 Children 6-12: $5 (children under 6 years of age are free)
  • 18 Mar '17
    March 18 @ 10 am March 18 @ 12 pm
    Learn the basics of home water gardening: design; materials and techniques. Includes a demonstration in the water garden area. Instructor: Jerry Frye
  • 08 Apr '17
    April 8 @ 10 am April 8 @ 12 pm
    Learn the basics of home hydroponic gardening: design; materials; equipment and techniques. Instructor: Jerry Frye
  • 22 Apr '17
    April 22 @ 10 am April 23 @ 5 pm
    The Festival features award winning BBQ and incredible blues and country music. Lots of children’s activities including pony rides will be available. Admission: $8.00 (children 11 and under are free)
  • 06 May '17
    May 6 @ 9 am May 6 @ 12 pm
    Discover the methods utilized in pruning fruit trees for safety, health and production. Demonstration to follow on selected park trees. All materials supplied. Instructor: TBD
  • 19 May '17
    May 19 @ 9 am May 21 @ 5 pm
    Truly the largest annual orchid show in the U.S. featuring educational exhibits and orchid vendors. An American Orchid Society judged event that showcases various types of orchids, plant and supplies for sale. Hear lectures, try your look at one of...
  • 03 Jun '17
    June 3 @ 10 am June 3 @ 1 pm
    Discover the methods used in producing fruit trees: how to plant seeds; air layer; root cuttings and grafting. Participants receive a tree to graft to take home. All materials supplied. Instructor: Jim Stribling and Louise King
  • 10 Jun '17
    June 10 @ 9 am June 10 @ 12 pm
    It’s mango mania! Learn how to grow and propagate this delicious fruit, how to address the problems of insects and manage diseases. Last year, 250 mango varieties were exhibited! Sample a large selection of rare mangos. The class is held in...
  • 10 Jun '17
    June 10 @ 10 am June 11 @ 5 pm
    This event showcases local agriculture and tropical fruits. Vendor booths featuring local wines, tasty cuisine and rare fruit samplings will be available. Admission $8: (children 11 and under are free)
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Jaboticaba Ice Cream Recipe
Jaboticaba Ice Cream Recipe

  2 liters milk (8 cups)   1.54 lb sugar   1 1/2-2 kg jaboticabas (need 3 cups juice) Instructions To obtain juice, crush the fruit in a saucepan and add enough water to just cover the fruit. Bring to a boil and then turn the heat down to a simmer. Simmer until tender. Leave

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  • 25 Feb '17
    February 25 @ 9 am February 25 @ 12 pm
    Learn how to create a fruit grove in South Florida. This workshop will include: planning; crop selection; security; equipment; legal requirements; harvest and marketing. Instructor: Jim Stribling
  • 04 Mar '17
    March 4 @ 10 am March 5 @ 6 pm
    The festival features Asian crafts, art and exotic music and dance, highlighted by a tasty selection of authentic Far Eastern cuisine. Admission: $12 Children 6-12: $5 (children under 6 years of age are free)
  • 18 Mar '17
    March 18 @ 10 am March 18 @ 12 pm
    Learn the basics of home water gardening: design; materials and techniques. Includes a demonstration in the water garden area. Instructor: Jerry Frye
The Fruit & Spice Park

We’re the only tropical botanical garden
of its kind in the United States

The Park’s tropical climate can be found nowhere else in the continental U.S. and hosts over 500 varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, and nuts, and other commercially important plant specimens from around the world.
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