October 2016

Lunch & Learn: Exploring Cuba

October 5, 2016, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join our Director of Horticulture Greg Kramer as he takes you on an armchair journey to Cuba. Greg will share highlights from his recent trip exploring Cuba’s natural and cultural wonders.

Florida Gardening Series: Perennial Vegetables

October 8, 2016, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join h.e.a.r.t. Agricultural Manager Josh Jamison to learn about growing, propagating, and using highly nutritious and versatile crops selected from subtropical locations around the world.

Edward Bok Birthday Concert

October 9, 2016,

Celebrate Edward Bok’s gift to America with special concerts by Gardens’ Carilloneur Geert D’hollander. Included with admission.

Rootstock Plant & Garden Festival

October 15, 2016 8:00 am to October 16, 2016 5:00 pm

October 15 and 16, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The good news keeps growing as Bok Tower Gardens enhances the signature fall plant sale with the debut of ROOTSTOCK featuring dozens of plant vendors,…

Lunch & Learn: Natural Products for Pest Control

October 19, 2016, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The most difficult part of pest control is figuring out what the pest is. We will show pictures of many different pests and the natural products that can be used in the garden. At the end of the talk, there will be plenty of time for Q&A.

Cooking Classes: Paella & Sangria

October 20, 2016, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Designed for couples, this class showcases the classic Spanish duo of Paella and Sangria. Perfect for a unique date night experience.

Carolyn Cohen and Redenta Soprano were brought together as friends because of their mutual love for plants and art. Both originally lived in the northeast, and both for most of their lives, have observed natural forms in detail and have drawn and painted what they’ve seen.This exhibition contains a collection of their works, which are portraits of plants rendered in the traditional vein of botanical illustration.

Digital Camera School & Photo Safari

October 29, 2016, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Learn to use YOUR digital camera in this half-day photography basics course led by Robbin Joachim. Learn those buttons and dials to demystify your camera, the essential techniques, and the fundamentals of composition. We will then walk the Gardens to photograph the beautiful grounds to learn how to take amazing photographs!

Fresh Bites: Craft Beer & Cuisine

October 29, 2016, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Food and beverage pairing isn’t just for wine. Join University of Central Florida Adjunct Professor Edmund Measom to learn how to identify the specific profile of a variety of beers and what makes good pairing.

Lunch & Learn: Proper Pruning

November 2, 2016, 12:00 pm,

Pruning landscape trees and shrubs can be difficult to do properly. Horticulture experts at UF/IFAS Extension will teach to when and how to prune common landscape plants for optimum health and appearance.

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