Come to Munn Park on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for the 9th Annual Spring Obsession, Garden and Art Festival. Enjoy a Free family day of activities while exploring the many flowers and plants for sale, attend garden presentations, purchase art for the patio and listen to live music from the jazz band Free Time.
After the unusually cold winter we have experienced, it is time to stock up on all your spring plant needs including: flowering plants for house and garden, outdoor plants for your landscaping, and garden art and accessories to spice up your lawn or patio.
Learn about jazzing up your yard from landscaping professionals as part of the garden presentations. There will also be a presentation on rain barrels and water conservation with rain barrels available for purchase.
Delight in hard to find exotics, orchids, Florida native plants, roses, herbs, gingers, and more as you stroll through Munn Park to the sounds of Free Time. Free Time will play an eclectic and entertaining blend of musical styles ranging from Al Jarreau and Stevie Wonder to Bob Marley, Miles Davis, Grover Washington, Duke Ellington and BB King.
Spring Obsession is a non-profit event with this year's proceeds going toward new bike racks for downtown that are functional and aesthetic so they look like pieces of art.
In conjunction with Spring Obsession the City of Lakeland, Polk County and the Southwest Florida Water Management District will host a rain barrel sale in the Bay Street Parking lot at 315 N. Tennessee. These ergonomic 55 gallon rain barrels are manufactured with the maximum recyclable content and they will be on sale for $60. The barrels include insect resistant stainless steel filter and spigot.