One of the first things you will see are approximately 100 gals in green shirts. They are the members of the Apopka Woman’s Club. They work all year to put this festival together and are pleased to present all the proceeds to charitable organizations in the Apopka area. They will greet you with smiles and a desire to make this a pleasant experience for each of you.
Foliage: 18 Apopka nurseries bring their plants, trees and flowers for you to purchase at wholesale prices. Replace all the foliage lost during the winter.
Plant Doctors: Master Gardeners will answer your foliage questions. You can bring in a specimen or photo/not a copy of your plant and they will attempt to tell you how to care for it.
Plant Sitters: Most people will purchase their foliage first. Instead of carrying these plants around the park, leave them with the plant sitters. They will care for them and there is the possibility that they might even sing to them.
Boy Scouts: These young fellows will park your car and transport your plants from the plant sitter booth to your car.
Bus Tours: Take a bus ride to one of the Apopka Nurseries to get an up-close look at what goes on behind the scenes.
Booth Sitters: Again, the green shirt gals are available to man artists booths to allow them a much needed break.
This is only the beginning. Next week, I will introduce you to other areas of the Apopka Art and Foliage Festival. More to come. The festival will be held at Kit Land Nelson Park April 28th and April 29th.
In the meantime, check out www.apopkaartandfoliagefestival.org