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January

  • A New Year at the Park
  • Camellias, daffodils in bloom

February

  • Black History Month

March - April

  • Antique Tractor and Car Day - The Antique Tractors Club will plow a field using antique tractors and plows. Many antique tractors and some antique cars will be on display.
  • Front yard in bloom: Roses, Amaryllis, Coreopsis, Crinums
  • Planting field crops and garden planting days
  • Cracker cows calving in March

April - May

  • Dudley Farm: A Show Place - Front yard in bloom: heirloom roses, lilies, and flowers
  • Earth Day

June - August

  • Fruit trees - Harvesting peaches, pears, and figs
  • August - Restoration and repair

September - October

  • Corn harvest, sweet potato harvest
  • Reconstruction Era event showcasing the period of history after the Civil War.
  • National Public Lands Day

October - November

  • Quilt Day
  • Corn shucking, shelling, winnowing & grinding
  • Pecan harvesting

November - December

  • Cane Day Festival - making syrup from sugar cane, 1st Saturday of December, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Earth Day & Heritage Plant SaleSaturday, April 15, 2017 09:00am - 01:00pm

Learn about what plants to use to attract pollinating insects to your garden. Learn how to make a rain barrel. GRU will have info on their "Save Energy" program. The Master Gardeners will have a table on Florida Friendly Landscaping. The No Central FL Beekeepers Assoc will tell you about how to Save the Bees. Find out about renewable solar energy from Pure Energy Solar.  Our park ranger will give a Jr Ranger program. Browse our plant sale with heritage plants from the Dudley gardens and native plants. Walk around the Dudley farm and 1880s farmhouse.

National Public Lands DaySaturday, September 30, 2017 09:00am - 12:00pm

Join us as we remove exotic coral ardisia and air yam from the park, work in our Visitor Center butterfly garden or historic site. Groups, families and individuals are welcome. Please meet at the Visitors Center; bring clippers or loppers, bug spray, and water. Dress appropriately, wear closed toe shoes, and bring work gloves. A day to give a lifetime to enjoy.

Quilt Day & Heritage Nursery Plant SaleSaturday, October 07, 2017 09:30am - 03:00pm

Let's Talk Quilts -  TBA will be our guest speaker from 10:00 am until 10:30 am.  The popular bed turning program, beginning at 11 am, features traditional, appliquéd, and vintage quilts representative of the Dudley era. Our quilters would love you to share your favorite old family heritage quilts, or one you just finished, and hear its story.  Please feel free to bring your quilt/s.  Also including the Levy County Quilt Museum, quilt groups, quilt-related vendors and quilts for sale.

Also plants from the Dudley flower garden and native plants will be for sale.

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