Check out our "Water in the Garden" event!
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
GFBB
The Gardening Friends of the Big Bend, Inc.
Officers for 2014
Ben White, President
Charles Brasher, V.President
Donna Wright,Treasurer
Linda Gaskin, Secretary
 
Kathy Carmichael, At large 
Edna Hussein, At large
 
Dr. Gary Knox, NFREC               Liaison
NFREC/UF/IFAS
North Florida
Research and Education
Center
University of Florida's Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences Quincy
Testimonials

"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 Benefits!
1. Early notification of special events.
2. Discount tickets to most sponsored events
3. Additional learning opportunities at the NFREC