Boktoberfest Plant Sale & Festival


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Grab your lederhosen and join us for the sixth annual Boktoberfest Plant Sale on Saturday, October 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.! The event features live entertainment, German food, craft beers, tree climbing, activities for kids, and much more!

“Boktoberfest celebrates the start of Florida’s gardening season,” explains David Price, Gardens’ president, “where plant lovers and gardeners can come to find a wide variety of Florida plants and learn from experts to help make the most of their garden.”

Our Members Only Plant Sale Preview is Friday, October 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Members get exclusive access to the plant sale before it opens to the public. Skip the crowds, meet the vendors, and get first pick of plants and other natural products. Not a member? Sign up today!

Some of the plants for sale will include orchids, palms, trees, tropical fruits, Florida natives, ferns, bamboo, roses, heliconias, bromeliads, tillandsia air plants and water lilies. Education will be provided by Master Gardeners, plant societies, garden clubs and the UF-IFAS Extension Service. Expert gardeners will host free educational workshops throughout the day.

This year’s festivities will again feature the Jimmy & Eckhard Oktoberfest Show, a three-member lederhosen ensemble performing authentic German music. The group plays instruments from Germany, Austria and Switzerland including long Swiss alphorns the size of trees; a wooden Alpine xylophone, that is often referred to as “wooden laughter;” the “Singing Saw” and more.

Children can experience the thrill of scaling one of Bok Tower Gardens’ tall live oak trees! Climb more than 40 feet above the ground or just sit in the harness for a bird’s eye view of the upper canopy and Singing Tower carillon.

Check out our schedule of events, and mark your calendar for Boktoberfest on Saturday, October 18!