Enjoy a special experience at the Cindy Seifert Art Garden. Join an educational, inspirational tour through the many beautiful venues at the Cindy Seifert Art Garden
Beginning with a gathering inside the gate, guests enjoy the unique topiary garden, where horse, cornucopia, and lion coexist with colorful flora.
There is a year-round native plant garden, where guests learn about the different plants that grow in Central Florida’s ecosystem and these beautiful, easy-to-care-for plants sustain the pollinators who visit them.
Christmas Tree Gallery and Fantastic Brunch
Next, step into the Christmas Tree Gallery, where spectacularly decorated trees surround comfortable seating and a fresh, delicious brunch is served, buffet-style. Many delicacies are hand prepared from food grown on-site. Coffee, tea, juice, and water are all part of this delectable experience.
After your brunch break, you are able to enjoy a walking tour of the different garden areas with educational discussions of the plants and animals that make the beautiful location home.
Live Butterfly House
Tour the Butterfly house, where colorful winged creatures are emerging from their cocoons before your eyes. Learn which species of plants support each type of butterfly – at its larval, pupa and caterpillar stages, as well as its adult butterfly stage.
The Event Center is a simple barn with video and audio capabilities, as well as table/chair set-ups and magical decor options.
Pipevine Gift Shop
Stop and shop in the Pipevine Gift shop, where you will find books about butterflies and gardening, unique art made by Cindy Seifert, a nationally acclaimed artist, and nature photos by DS Damm, a local nature photographer with a gift for capturing that perfect “look” on a bird, bug or bear’s face. Other hand-crafted items are featured in the gift shop and it is a treasure trove of special pieces.
Art Studio and Nature Center
Next is a tour of the Owl Box Art Studio and Nature Center, where you may see Cindy’s latest art project, as well as learn about local, statewide and national groups who work to save our environment. Guests can also add an art project to their tours, but this must be arranged in advance.
Lastly, witness Cindy creating a wonderful piece of art in a Chainsaw Carving demonstration.
Each guest receives an information folder containing educational materials on Monarchs, butterflies, and articles on saving the Monarch Butterfly species as part of Cindy Seifert Art Garden’s commitment to education as a valuable tool in saving the Monarchs.
Members of the tour receive a small gift bag, and one tour member will win the chainsaw carving as a door prize!
Cindy Seifert Art Garden Tour Details
Participants can expect to spend about 4 hours enjoying the hospitality and beauty at the Cindy Seifert Art Garden.
The cost for the tour is $35 per person. (Special rates for children and children’s groups)
Cash, Checks, and money orders are accepted on the day of the event.
Children’s Tour Options
Two tours options are available for children ages 5-14:
1-2 hour tour – Educational tour of the gardens, art studio, and wildlife center. Children will tour the butterfly house in pairs while the other children may watch a movie about monarch butterflies and their importance. This tour is $15 per student and includes one free chaperone with a minimum of ten students.
3-4 hour tour – Special brunch meal served in the Christmas Tree Gallery with foods made from vegetables grown at Cindy Seifert Art Garden and other local gardens, fruit juice and an introduction to the experience to come. Enjoy a guided educational tour of the gardens, art studio, and wildlife center. Feed the koi fish. Watch a movie about butterflies and enjoy tours of the butterfly house in pairs. Each child receives a monarch butterfly lapel pin, a copy of Ranger Rick magazine and membership in the National Wildlife Federation, as well as a door prize drawing.
How to Reserve Your Tour
Reservations for tours can be made by contacting Cindy Seifert at 352-588-3832, or email at [email protected].
In order to provide the best service and guest experience, reservations for tours must be made at least 2 days prior to the event.
EACH TOUR MUST HAVE AT LEAST 10 PARTICIPANTS IN ORDER FOR US TO RESERVE THE DAY’S EVENT. Each tour can accommodate up to 20 guests.