A Master Site Plan for the development of The Packing District's largest park has just been submitted to the City of Orlando along with a project narrative outlining the intention of the developer for greater connectivity to the surrounding...
Dr. Phillips Charities announced their 200-acre Packing District development last December, planned for western College Park, with an estimated economic impact of $41 million. Since that time we've shared a few news stories concerning updated plans and their first official...
The OnePulse Foundation has launched an initiative to aggregate suggestions for their permanent memorial at the Pulse Nightclub site in Downtown South. An interim memorial was opened to the public on May 8, but as the name alludes to, the...
Leu Gardens will be hosting a movie night on Friday, August 3 featuring the hit Marvel film, Black Panther.  The gardens open at 6 p.m. with the movie starting at 8:30 p.m. Attendees can bring their own picnic basket and alcohol...
H.H. Dickson was a co-founder of the Dickson-Ives Grocery, in Downtown Orlando. The mercantile, co-owned with Sidney Ives Sr., opened in the 1880s on Church Street and moved to a larger space at the corner of Central and Orange...
Inhabit is a series by local photographer David Lawrence (Website), that shares stories about the people who call Orlando home. It’s an exploration of where people live and spend their days, whether that be at home, in an office, the streets of...
If you follow our Instagram, you already know that Leu Gardens has gone to the fairies. On the heels of its blockbuster exhibits with dinosaurs and LEGO bricks, comes a new exhibition featuring 15 one-of-a-kind fairy doors. The doors, created by...
As seen in the viral video above, Mexico City has installed vertical gardens on their highway pillars, not only for aesthetic reasons but also to help the environment. Via Verde (Website), when completed, will wrap roughly 1,000 highway support pillars...
Savvy, skyward looking night owls may have noticed massive flowers hanging over their heads this week in Colonialtown. The night-blooming cereus, an epiphytic cactus that grows in mature trees, has been blooming since the weekend. The special cacti are long...
We've been reached out to by multiple couples over the holiday weekend asking about some of our favorite places to get hitched - outside of crowd favorites like the Orlando Science Center, Mennello Museum Sculpture Gardens, Leu Gardens, and...
The Orange County Mosquito Safety Division is charged with the task to battle the mosquito populations and keep their populations under control. In part because they're annoying and make you itchy, but mainly because mosquitoes sometimes carry diseases that...
The City is offering free trees to Orlando residents via their One Person, One Tree initiative, presented in partnership with Arbor Day's Energy Saving Trees Program and funding from OUC and the Florida Forest Service. Residents can get up to...
The Orange County School Board applied for a Conditional Use Permit that would allow for a new development to the north of Edgewater High School that would host a new Agricultural Education Center. When completed, the Educational Center would house...
The City of Orlando has entered a Lease Agreement with Dr. Phillips City Center, LLC in regards to a vacant parcel of land at 274 N. Orange Avenue at the corner of Orange Avenue and Robinson Street  . As we...
The Council of 101, a fundraising group that supports the Orlando Museum of Art, will be hosting their 36th annual Antiques Vintage and Garden Show, from Friday, February 16-Sunday, February 18 at OMA. The event will feature antiques, art, jewelry, vintage collectibles,...
Keep Winter Park Beautiful and the City of Winter Park's Sustainability Program are looking for schools to apply to their Green School Grants program by Friday, February 23. Green School Grants support sustainability efforts by schools in Winter Park as...
EDIT: Fleet Farming is a program that operates under the non-profit IDEAS For Us and not a separate non-profit as we posted earlier.  The local pedal-powered Fleet Farming (Website) has recently announced that they will be expanding their yard-farming services...
Energy-Saving Trees is a program designed by the City of Orlando, Arbor Day Foundation, Orlando Utilities commission, and the Florida Forest Service that helps Orlando residents to increase the City's tree canopy while reducing energy consumption. Residents who live in...
Following on the earlier announcement that Dr. Phillips Charities would be transforming western College Park with their new Packing District development, even more information has been released. We already knew that the 100+ acres that are being gifted to the...
The Thornton Park Main Street District hired local plant experts, Seed 2 Source (Website) to redo their tree wells in the neighborhood. Which they've recently done, using drought tolerant species like in the photo below. While there, the crew also...
Editor's Note: I sit on the Board of Trustees for Harry P. Leu Gardens   Harry P. Leu Gardens is 70 percent open following the damage left behind by Hurricane Irma and they are in the process of rallying themselves for...
As mentioned in a recent blog post on the City of Orlando website, the City is looking to transform an empty Downtown lot into a "modern interactive public gathering space." The lot in question sits on the corner of Orange...
WalletHub (Website) the constant list-making resource for last-minute blog posters around the world, has just ranked Orlando as the Third Best City for Vegetarians and Vegans in the United States. The list, based on a 2016 Harris Poll paid for...
The City of Orlando has released a Debris Collection by Neighborhood map that shares how the cleanup is progressing thus far. Scroll below to see the map for yourself   Debris collectionbyneighborhoodsmap2017 7 from Brendan O'Connor
Original estimates on the damage Leu Gardens experienced from Hurricane Irma seem to have been drastically low-balled. Leu Gardens Director Robert Bowden told his Board of Directors early Wednesday morning that his staff has performed a comprehensive inventory of the...