Event rescheduled due to hurricane aftermath


Due to Hurricane Irma damage and complications, the Florida Wildflower Foundation is moving the date of its Florida Wildflower Symposium, which was to take place Sept. 22 and 23 in Orlando. The new date for the event is April 27 and 28.

If you have registered for the symposium, please let us know what you’d like to do by sending an email to Stacey Matrazzo at smatrazzo@flawildflowers.org.

You can ask us to do one of the following:

•    Provide a refund. At your request, your registration fee, lunch and field trip fee will be reimbursed, either by check or through PayPal, depending on your original method of payment. Please allow 30 days for your refund to be processed.
•    Apply your registration and other fees to the rescheduled spring event.
•    Make a donation. Have the Florida Wildflower Foundation retain some or all of your fee as a donation to the Florida Wildflower Foundation. If you select this option, you will receive a letter for tax purposes noting the amount of your donation.

If you joined the Florida Wildflower Foundation as member in order to attend the symposium, we are grateful for your support through membership. Be assured that you will be able to attend the rescheduled event at the member rate.We must hear from you as soon as possible no matter which of these options you choose.

If you have questions or concerns, you may contact us at Info@FlaWildflowers.org or 407-622-1606.

The Orange County Extension campus will soon expand its plantings of Florida’s native wildflowers with the support of the Florida Wildflower Foundation.


Contact us at info@flawildflowers.org or 407-622-1606.


If you booked a hotel room, you will need to cancel or reschedule your reservations. See contact and new rate information below:

Hyatt Place Orlando Airport

(2 miles from UF/IFAS Extension)
5435 Forbes Place, Orlando, FL 32812 (Map)
Florida Wildflower Foundation group room rate of $119 per room applies. Must book by April 14, 2018. Rate includes breakfast, onsite parking and WiFi. Complimentary shuttle service to/from the symposium available. Use this link or call 888-492-8847 and mention code G-WLD1 to book.

Holiday Inn Express Orlando Airport

(1.5 miles from UF/IFAS Extension)
7900 S. Conway Rd., Orlando, FL 32812 (Map)
Florida Wildflower Foundation group room rate of $109 per room applies. Mention code FWP. Must book by March 31, 2018. Rate includes breakfast, onsite parking and WiFi. Newly renovated rooms.

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