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Enchanted Garden Festival with a 14-foot gnome coming to Safety Harbor

Lush green nature preserve
Entering the enchanting 9.95-acre Folly Farm | Photo via Safety Harbor Parks Department

Folly Farm has been enchanted with fairies, gnomes, and all things garden related. Shop from local plant vendors and explore the gardens as you search for fairy doors and landings during the Enchanted Garden Festival on March 26 from 10am-2pm. This is an absolutely fantastical, family friendly experience that invites locals to get out and enjoy one of the most resplendent nature preserves in the region.

Gnomio will be built onsite at Folly Farm as a 14-foot gnome during the festival by artist Chris Dotson and local contractor, Sean Carbery. Food Vendors include Cabo San Taco – Mexican Food Truck and Harbor Dish. The Safety Harbor Parks Department will be planting trees at Folly Farm during the event and asking for your help to locate, dig and plant the tree!

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The Safety Harbor Parks Department will be planting trees at Folly Farm during the event and asking for your help to locate, dig and plant the tree. The parks department will also host several workshops during the event.

These programs include a backyard composting workshop, a DIY rain barrel workshop, and a vertical garden workshop. Anyone interested in signing up for these workshops can find links on the official event page.

This event will also include a mini vendor market with purveys such as How’s Your Day Honey,  Living Roots Ecodesign, Keep Pinellas Beautiful, Musa Sur, and Knotty Nanna Macrame.

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Folly Farm Nature Preserve, a 9.95 acre preserve, has something for every nature lover. Walk through the native and butterfly gardens, leading to the natural walking trail that leads around the whole property.

WHAT: Enchanted Garden Festival
WHERE: Folly Farm Nature Preserve
WHEN: March 26, 10am-2pm
COST: FREE to attend
MORE INFO: Festival Event Page

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