2017 Green Thumb Festival
Walter Fuller Park, 7891 26th Ave. N.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Green Thumb Festival, St. Petersburg's annual Arbor Day celebration, returns for its 31st year to Walter Fuller Park, featuring activities for both children and adults with over 120 vendors to shop from, horticultural and environmental exhibits, Garden Wagon Parade, programs and seminars highlighting ways to landscape effectively, conserve natural resources, and recycle and improve the environment. Mayor Rick Kriseman will accept the Tree City USA award and present the Green Thumb Annual Awards on Saturday, April 22. Highlights also include 1,200 trees for sale for $5, tree care demonstrations, Plant Auction, Plant Diagnostic Clinic, and tool sharpening. The children’s area has been expanded and includes tree climbing for $10, children’s plant fair, crafts and more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., both days.
The Garden Club of St. Petersburg Flower Show is presented by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs District VIII. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Walter Fuller Recreation Center.
Come for breakfast and lunch at the Food Court. Volunteers are also needed and will receive a free T-shirt. Visit www.stpeteparksrec.org/greenthumb or call 893-7441.