The CFWS season begins in September and ends in May. Monthly meetings are held on first Sunday of the month*. Always check this event calendar to confirm meeting dates and times. Special events, show submission deadlines, drop-off and pick-up dates are also included in the calendar.
*First Sundays unless date is in conflict with a major holiday.
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Plein Air- February 17, 2018
February 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pmFREE
Our next Plein Air event is at Dickson Azalea Park in downtown Orlando. There are trails, bridges, a stream, birds, tables and historic old trees.
Dickson Azalea Park has a lot of history in the Orlando area – it was originally a watering hole for cattle herders, and officially became a City of Orlando park in 1924. The land was donated by State Senator Walter Rose who had set the land aside to be enjoyed by the public. The park gets its current name from the azaleas that were planted in the area, and from Col. H. H. Dickson, an Orlando business pioneer and civil leader, who was instrumental in planting azaleas across the City.
One of the major highlights of the park is the Washington Street Bridge, a South Florida-style structure that was built in 1926. During the Great Depression, Dickson Azalea Park was the first location of a garden center for the Orlando Garden Club, and it was during this time that this group and other organizations kept the park beautiful through the Works Progress Administration.