FloraFEST 2016

April 23, 2016 - April 24, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Corner of University Avenue and Wiggins Road on the UTEP campus

UTEP - Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens - Education Center
Contact Phone Number:
915-747-8994 and 915-747-5565

FloraFEST is the annual fundraiser for the maintenance and operation of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens and is the LARGEST sale of its kind in the region. Shoppers can purchase native and desert adapted plants. Guests can visit with local Master Gardeners and other plant experts for advice on how to care for their plants at home. Most of the plants sold at FloraFEST are not available at local nurseries or retailers.

FEATURED LECTURE - 6 P.M., FRIDAY, APRIL 22 in UTEP’s Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 106 events for florafest 2016


Marcy Scott, author of “Hummingbird Plants of the Southwest,” will present the lecture “Plant a Hummingbird Haven.” Scott will provide audiences with a glimpse into the lives of the most commonly seen hummingbirds in our area, including when they might be seen. She will discuss important nearby natural habitats and some of their signature flowers. Audiences will learn important tips on how to make a hummingbird-friendly habitat in their own backyards. Participants will get the opportunity to preview the plants to be sold at FloraFEST 2016. Light refreshments will be served. Copies of Scott’s book will be available for purchase at the lecture. For more infromation call 915-747-5565 or 915-747-8994.

Children’s Coloring Contest – April 1 – 20. (Details at

“Fun in the Desert” Photo Contest – April 1 – 20. (Details at

Make your own Earth Day Crafts - Friday, April 22 at 1 p.m.

“How to Make a Terrarium” by the El Paso Rock and Cactus Club - Saturday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m.

“How to Make a Terrarium” - Sunday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m.

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