We are always looking forward to new and growing events on the Island and this weekend is the start of the Garden Show for the Island. It is a Saturday/Sunday event held at central park and was very crowded as we visited this morning. Cars are parked all along the streets and lots making it look like a typical Shrimp Festival day. A large variety of vendors were on hand with quite a diversity of flowers, herbs, bushes and even small trees. Food vendors were set up with some interesting choices, and live music appeared to be getting started as we left. It appeared a lot of people need new plants after the chilly winter we have had, and we are among those getting some replacements.
We have a weekly Saturday morning farmer’s market in downtown Fernandina Beach, and some of the same vendors were at the Garden Show, but also a lot of new ones. We hope this becomes at least an annual event and grows in scope as vendors find willing customers for spring flowers.