Guided tours at nature preserves, secondary forests and untouched habitats
We spend some of our time exploring, foraging and identifying plants at local parks, preserves and green spaces. This has allowed us to collect plenty of information about plants that grow locally in the wild their uses and seasons when they are available.
Some people spend a lot of time and money traveling abroad to enjoy the riches and environments the unknown offers, however, very few really know their homeland like the back of their hand. If you have ever felt like this, this is a great way to experience the real Florida!
A tour like this will allow you to better understand the native ecosystems, get familiarized with native plants and animals and learn about traditional herbal medicine and foraging. Most importantly you get to experience beautiful places with the perspective of a local and from a food and sustenance stand point.
The cost for a guided tour can range from $20 to $150 dependent on group size, duration and location.
Tour a 5+ year old homegarden. Learn about the failures and successes of growing subtropical and tropical plants in West Central Florida Zone 9B.
The cost for a homegarden tour 1h long is $25 per person.
Guided tours at botanical gardens, parks and nurseries
Are you interested specifically in native plants, orchids, bromeliads, ferns, fruit trees, edible perennials, annuals and medicinal plants? Then this kind of tour is for you.
From botanical gardens, county parks, private collections to fruit tree hot spots and nurseries, we will take you around to marvel at some of the hidden gems around central Florida related to horticulture and pomology.
Would you like to experience St. Petersburgh and Tampa with a twist? Tour different parts of the city where rare tropical an subtropical fruit trees and plants were planted years ago. Visit some of the community gardens and old neighborhoods were the passage of many cultures and generations has left wonderful gardens and specimens.