What’s Happening at Goodwood

Carriage House Jams Sessions

Friday, February 16 | 5:30 p.m. – Performance at 7 p.m.
Carriage House | tickets $30 – $35

Join Goodwood and Word of South in a singer/song-writer event with Grammy and CMA award-winning blues artist, Chris Thomas King. Tallahassee’s own Good Little Chickens” will open. Food trucks and a cash bar round out an updated version of this signature event.

Eventbrite - Carriage House Jams Sessions 2018

Chris Thomas King

Ascension Exhibit

Through April 1st | 5:30 p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Main House

This partnership exhibit with the Meek-Eaton Southeastern Regional Black Archives (FAMU) explores the early 20th Century rise of the African American middle class.

The special exhibit will remain open until April and is FREE and open to the public.

Old Garden Rose Sale

Saturday, February 10| 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rose Nursery next to the
Virginia McKee Greenhouse

Take home a beautiful memento of Goodwood’s rose legacy for your valentine! Goodwood has more dozens of varieties of Old Garden roses to choose from.

Invasives/Exotics ID and Removal Workshop

Saturday, March 3 | 9:30 a.m.
Virginia McKee Greenhouse

UF/IFAS Master Gardener Glenn Mayne will conduct a hands-on workshop on identifying and removing invasive/exotic plants from Goodwood’s wooded landscape. Bring gloves, hand pruners, and a shovel and wear close-toed shoes. Free and open to the public.

Garden Symposium Speaker Reception

Wednesday, April 4 | 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Jubilee Cottage | tickets $75

Meet and mingle with Symposium speaker Brooks Garcia and local landscape expert Frank Douglas in an upscale reception to celebrate the finer side of farm to table. (A combined April 4-5 ticket for both Garden Symposium events is $100.)

Goodwood Garden Symposium and Southern Sampler

Thursday, April 5 | 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carriage House | tickets $40
($20 for Goodwood Volunteers)

This year’s program features Brooks Garcia, garden designer turned organic vegetable farmer, and regionally-sourced treats for your table. (A combined April 4-5 ticket for both Garden Symposium events is $100.)

Spring Celebration and
Ice Cream Social

Sunday, April 8 | 3:00 to 5 p.m.
on the front lawn

This spring tradition is a favorite for families. Build your own sundaes, play old-fashioned games, and enjoy live music on Goodwood’s beautiful front lawn! Free and open to the public.

The Hush Arbor

Thursday, April 12 | 6:30 p.m.
behind the Sunken Garden

Join us for this returning event that features presentations exploring the many forms of resistance enslaved people used to maintain important personal freedoms despite great risk. Free and open to the public.

Goodwood Heirloom
Plant Sale

Saturday, April 14 | 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Virginia McKee Greenhouse

Presented by Goodwood’s dedicated garden volunteers, the plant sale will feature hundreds of heirloom perennials, annuals, ornamental vines, herbs, vegetables, shrubs, trees and ground covers. A number of hard-to-find heirloom varieties are featured. Come early for the best selection!

Friday Lecture Series

Generally the First Friday of the Month, Noon

Goodwood’s free lecture series has an interesting line-up for the first half of 2018. Bring a lunch or just come and listen to our Friday lecturers on a variety of topics related to gardening and local history.

March 2

Uncovering the Mysteries of Wakulla Springs Archaeology,” presented by Dr. James Dunbar of the Panhandle Archaeological Society of Tallahassee (P.A.S.T.)

April 6

“Camellia Air Layering” presented by area camellia expert Randolph Maphis

May 4

“Apalachicola’s Historic Orman House” presented by Michael Kinnett, Florida State Parks

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