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Mead Garden salutes Randy Knight!

Link to Photos from Randy's Celebration

Join us Friday, January 30 for a celebration honoring Randy Knight for his significant contribution to Mead Botanical Garden and the Central Florida community.
Program at 10a.m. with reception to follow. 


Winter birding in Mead Garden

Although we haven't seen the variety of birds that we have in spring or fall, there is plenty to see during the winter months in Mead Botanical Garden if you take some time to look.

Our winter residents include flocks of yellow-rumped and palm warblers, especially down in the wetland area. We've seen robins, goldfinches, wrens and catbirds.

While on the boardwalk, keep an eye out for the hermit thrush. In the creek by the cement bridge, there have been several wood ducks. They are shy and usually keep hidden back in the bushes, but are worth the effort to spot them. Other water birds can be seen along the creek and in the pond.

Open Christmas Day!

The Garden is open Christmas Day from sunrise to sunset, so bring the family and enjoy a morning or afternoon walk together around Winter Park's natural place. 



Monarch Waystation Planting, November 15

Grab your gloves and join us on Saturday, November 15 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and help us build a home for the monarchs! 

You’ve probably heard that monarch populations have been on the decline due to significant habitat loss. Specifically, they are losing their larval food source, milkweed, which grows in many of the areas that we humans desire for development. Monarch caterpillars eat only milkeed, and monarch butterflies only lay their eggs on milkweed. So... no milkweed means no monarchs! 

Artist finds joy in updating mural

Look closely at the picture of Georgia Roark (right) taken during a recent visit to Mead Garden. Behind her you will see a lush landscape alive with wildlife, birds, trees, flowers and trails to explore. That beautiful scene is actually Georgia’s own work of art — a Mead Garden-inspired mural that adorns an outside wall of the Little Environmental building. Georgia, a well-known Winter Park artist, first painted the 40-foot long landscape several years ago.


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