Plant Sale Extravaganza!
October 6, 2018 - Starts at 9:00 am
Click Here for Plant List

The GFBB Mission
Our mission is to support and assist the faculty and staff of the University of Florida IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) - Quincy to accomplish their mission.  Our goals are to expand outreach by fostering research and providing educational programs through partnerships with community organizations, schools and the horticulture industry.  To organize and participate in:
  • Special Events in support of the NFREC Center
  • Routine garden maintenance and operation
  • Development of new and expanded public gardens
  • Volunteer Days
The Gardening Friends of the Big Bend, Inc.
Officers for 2018
Mike ChappellPresident
George McEntire,Vice Pres.
Ben White,Treasurer
Barbara Laskowski, Secretary
Sue WatkinsEvents

Dr. Gary Knox,NFREC              Liaison
North Florida 
Research and Education
University of Florida's Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences Quincy

"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies" 

- Gertrude Jekyll
The Demonstration Gardens of the Big Bend
NFREC  Gardens and Plant Collections
  • Magnolia Garden
  • Hydrangea Garden
  • Crape Myrtle Garden
  • Native Florida Wildflowers
  • Ornamental Grass Garden
  • Ornamental Vine Collection
  • Camellia Garden
  • Perennial Trial Garden featuring hardy hibiscus and salvias

GFBB Member Benefits! 
  • Early notification of special events.
  • Discount tickets to most sponsored events
  • Additional learning opportunities at the NFREC