The Florida Learning Garden, a project of Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful in partnership with the Florida State Fair Authority, is a permanent one-acre interactive educational experience. The display garden features raised beds, hydroponics, hugelkulture beds, a Florida-Friendly Walking Trail, rain gardens, over 75 types of trees, an interactive greenhouse, the Humana Educational Pavilion for presentations, sensory gardens, butterfly gardens, upcycled gardens, composting system, gazebo and the Cargill Windmill. From ‘right-plant-right-place’ to best practices for water conservation, the Florida Learning Garden educates residents on multiple growing techniques and sustainable practices to utilize in their own homes and gardens.
The Florida Learning Garden is utilized for educational presentations, community workshops, volunteer service projects, school field trips, and educational tours.
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful is proud to feature a Weather STEM unit at the Florida Learning Garden. This branded weather station features a high resolution weather camera that provides a live stream with weather health and safety alerts, lightning detection, heat monitoring, and real-time and future-cast radar.
Check it out here!