Mead Botanical Garden (Facebook | Website) will host its popular annual event, The Great Duck Derby, on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Winter Park.

The derby features a rubber duck race on a section of Howell Creek, which flows through the Mead Garden property. Event-goers can adopt a duck for $5 that will be dumped into the river en masse via a ceremonial bucket. The first to cross the finish line will win. What, we’re not sure, but bragging rights for sure.

Ducks can also be adopted in 5-duck “quack packs” for $20 and they can be decorated pre-race at the official “Duckoration Station.” There will be three races throughout the day including 11:15 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m.

All proceeds from the race will go towards supporting the botanical garden’s child-focused nature programs.

Click HERE for the event listing.

Mead Botanical Garden is located at 1300 S. Denning Drive [GMap] in Winter Park.

Brendan O'Connor

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