Tropical house, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (14949457092)-James Petts-wikimedia)

Out of an abundance of concern for the health, safety and welfare of their volunteers, exhibitors and patrons, the Equality Garden Club (EGC) Board of Directors unanimously agreed to delay their annual March event until the Fall of 2021.

EGC President Van Gosselin stated, “We take the well-being and safety of our patrons, vendors and volunteers seriously and is our top priority. With that being said, we elected to delay our 2021 event to November.” A Tropical Plant Fair Chairman Carl Shearer continued to say “We are excited about hosting a Fall event, as it complements the holidays and great weather. As well, it prepares us for our upcoming event first weekend in March beginning in 2022 and thereafter.”

The City of Wilton Manors along with the event venders agreed with the need to reschedule to the new dates of November 13th and 14th. Wilton Manors Director of Leisure Services Patrick Cann communicated, “We fully support the EGC’s decision to delay as we too believe it is too soon to hold this significant event.” Long-term vendor, Dan and Margie Orchids added, “We agree that having the Spring event would be a challenge and the November timeframe will work well for us.”

In addition to their annual A Tropical Plant Fair weekend that transforms Wilton Manor’s Historic Richardson Park into a colorful bazaar, supported by over 60 selected exhibitors and thousands of patrons, the Wilton Manors based 501(c)(3) non-profit also meets at 7pm every 3rd Wednesday of each month at Wilton Manors Hagen Park Community Center. The monthly event provides world-class monthly speakers to educate and entertain their members and guests