The Florida Master Gardener program’s state office is located on the Gainesville campus of the University of Florida, so the annual Poinsettia Show and Sale always feels like the official start of the holiday season for us.
The 2013 Poinsettia Show and Sale
Thursday, December 5th
8am – 5:30pm
Friday, December 6th
8am – 3pm
At Fifield Hall on Hull Road, UF Campus
The Poinsettia Show and Sale is one of the biggest fundraisers for the UF Environmental Horticulture Club, and features over 30 varieties for sale, including traditional reds and novelties such as Shimmer Surprise, Orange Spice, Winter Rose, and Ice Punch. Dr. Jim Barrett and his research team hold their annual show at the same time. The poinsettia show displays 150 varieties (more than 6,000 plants) and is the largest of its kind in North America. Many of these are the newest and most novel poinsettias. The researchers conduct a consumer survey during the show to determine preferences of the public. They encourage all attendees to participate in this survey while visiting the sale.
Visit their website for more information: http://www.gatorpoinsettia.com/