Save the Date!

Central Florida Palm and Cycad Society’s

Autumn Field Trip

Saturday, October 28, 2017

10:00am – 5pm

Sunken Gardens, St. Petersburg


Tropiflora, Sarasota

Note: Due to County regulations and our members still organizing their palm collections from the hurricane, there will be NO PRIVATE PLANT AUCTION & SALE at this meeting! 

CFPACS will be paying entrance for current members who do not have a participating garden membership.


10:00am – Arrive at Sunken Gardens for CFPACS guided tour

12pm – BYO Lunch – Sunken Garden amphitheater. See below for lunch info.

1pm – Travel to Tropiflora (about 45 mins from Sunken Gardens)

2pm – Tour Tropiflora at your leisure

About the Gardens:

Sunken Gardens:

1825 4th St. N., St Petersburg

Sunken Gardens is a 6 acre, 100 year old botanical paradise in the midst of a bustling city. As St. Petersburg’s oldest living museum, this 100-year-old garden is home to some of the oldest tropical plants in the region.

Unwind as you stroll through meandering paths, lush with exotic plants from around the world. Explore cascading waterfalls, beautiful demonstration gardens, more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers.

We will have a guided tour from one of our CFPACS members.

Entry fee will be free for active CFPACS members. Be prompt so we can get head count to pay members entrance fee. This is a reciprocal garden admission site, so if you are a member to another RAP garden, please state so during head count.

Bring a box lunch and drinks for a scheduled picnic at Sunken Gardens amphitheater at 12:00. There are plenty of restaurants nearby to walk to also.

Keep an eye out for some of the cycads from Dr. U.A. Young’s collection that have been relocated here!

Tropiflora’s Fall Festival

3530 Tallevast Road, Sarasota

Tropiflora hosts a three day event featuring thousands of Tropiflora’s own plants placed on sale in special tents and on benches set up for the sale. All are sale-priced and marked for your convenience. In addition to their own plants, they host about 20 outside vendors selling plant material from bamboo to bougainvilleas, crotons, aroids, ferns, orchids, succulents, shrubs, annuals, fruit trees and palms. Free coffee and donuts in the morning. The Oaks barbecue restaurant has a tent with delicious lunches for sale. Live music brightens the atmosphere. Free parking and Free admission! Pet friendly! Open Saturday until 5pm.