Searle Brothers Nursery, Inc. & The Rainforest Collection ® presents... The 19th Annual Spring Plant Extravaganza! March 3rd 4th 5th – 10th 11th 12th 2017 The Searle Brothers Plant Extravaganzas have become exciting plant sales and a great way for IPS Members, Palmtalk Forum Members and fellow tropical palm & plant enthusiasts to come together and meet in the South Florida area. The events have always been a great way to spend a weekend in the company of those who share your passion for gardening and collecting tropical ornamental plants. To describe the events as just mere plant sales would be an understatement; as they have become much more in the form of social events for our friends and family. Forum members, friends and fellow plant collectors have all come from far and wide to attend and we are continuously surprised in the distances they will cover to share in the event. In regards to the following details, I have tried to include as much information about the upcoming Spring 'Ganza as I could. If you see something that you know should be included and it is missing, please post the idea(s) here or contact me, Jeff Searle or the nursery with the methods listed below and let us know... South Florida Location: Searle Brothers Nursery, Inc. 6640 SW 172nd Avenue Southwest Ranches, Florida 33331 Western Broward County *see Map below... Spring 2017 Schedule: Friday, March 3rd - 8:00AM - 5:00PM Saturday, March 4th - 8:00AM - 5:00PM Sunday, March 5th - 9:00AM - 4:00PM also the following weekend... Friday, March 10th - 8:00AM - 5:00PM Saturday, March 11th - 8:00AM - 5:00PM Sunday, March 12th - 9:00AM - 4:00PM Barbecue Lunch: Our Famous Weekend Free BBQ Lunch First Weekend: (Saturday 11:00AM - 2:00PM) & (Sunday, 11:00AM - 2:00PM) (or until supplies last) Contact List: Nursery Office #: (954) 434-7681 Nursery Fax #: (954) 680-2750 Nursery Website: http://www.rainforestcollection.com/ Jeff Searle: phone #: (954) 658-4317 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ryan (Palmarum) Email: email@example.com or PM me a message through the Forum Directions: The map below is a general street map of western Broward County, Florida showing the location of the nursery (Palm tree symbol). Using Sheridan Street would be the best option to get to the nursery if you are heading west through the area. If you are taking the Florida Turnpike, use the Griffin Road exit from the north, or the Pines Blvd. exit from the south. If you need any additional directions, please contact the nursery, Jeff or I (Ryan). When you get close to the nursery, look for large power lines as they run east and west above the nursery. Parking is along the shoulder of 172nd Avenue in front of, and down the street from, the nursery entrance. If you intend to arrive early before sunrise (and many usually do) be wary of hard-to-see speed bumps along 172nd Avenue and there is a possibility of a speed trap as well. The has been considerable construction along I-75 so the exit near Sheridan Street has been changed slightly.