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Friday, February 3, 2017

Gamble Mansion Show and Sat. Morning Market Feb. 4/5 weekend news

Hollyhocks are back !

This weekend is suppose to be gorgeous and we are participating in 2 events -

Our regular spot at Saturday Morning Market, downtown St. Pete, on Sat. Feb. 4th from 9am-2pm

We will also be set up down at the lovely Gamble Mansion property in Ellenton, FL.  The land is actually a Florida State park, and this beautiful piece of land has the only surviving plantation house in South Florida. The antebellum mansion and land were home to an extensive sugar plantation and it has a long history of historic tenants.

(pic above is from our set-up last year)

This Saturday and Sunday, we will be part of the large Arts and Craft Show event on the property, put on my MY Promotions, and, we will be there with our Unusual Exotic plants, Mini Succulent and Cacti, Hollyhocks, loads of Butterfly friendly specimens, Air Plants and colorful Hanging Baskets.

They give tours of the mansion during the weekend which are very popular with locals and snowbirds.  If you are in the area, stop on by for a unique experience.  There is no charge for entrance to the park or the Arts and Crafts Show and just a  minimal charge for touring the mansion.

Another interesting fact about the Gamble Mansion property...the property originally had many Palm Trees planted all over, and about 40 years ago, they decided to pull out all non-natives and replace them with Oak Trees and a very young Mitch was part of the Installation crew that put those Oaks in place, so it's pretty amazing to see the towering Oaks now and know that Mitch was part of making that happen !

For more info about the mansion and the event, directions etc, check it out
 The show runs Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday 10 am - 4pm.
(Easy 30 minute drive from the Tampa Bay area!)

(Note: If you are coming from south of Palmetto/Bradenton Area, the Green Bridge will be closed on Saturday due to a regatta, so work your way up from the US 41 bridge, or Northbound I-75).

While Susan and I are running the show down in Ellenton, the guys will be running the show at our booth at Saturday Morning Market, downtown St. Pete. 

Here's the scoop on both places:

Saturday Morning Market
Al Lang Field Parking Lot
Corner of 1st street and 1st Ave. south, St. Pete
Market hours 9am-2pm

Gamble Mansion Arts, Crafts (and Plant!) Show
Gamble Mansion
3708 Patten Avenue  ( US 301) , Ellenton, FL 34222
Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm

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