Orban's annual poinsettia open house Saturday is a Bradenton holiday tradition

HERALD STAFF REPORTNovember 22, 2012 

BRADENTON -- Orban's Nursery, 9601 Ninth Ave. N.W., invites the public to its 22nd annual open house and drive-through 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday .

The star attraction: 100,000 brilliantly colored poinsettias.

Orban's open house, a Bradenton holiday tradition, is for one day only and is a rare opportunity to see acres and acres of poinsettias.

The public is invited to walk around the 30-acre nursery and take photos.

Visitors will also be able to buy poinsettias directly from Orban's.

Plants cost between $3 and $50.

There is no cost to visit the nursery Saturday, the only day of the year that Orban's is open to the public.

In addition to poinsettias, ferns, herbs, tomatoes, annuals and hundreds of roses will be for sale.

A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the nonprofit Southeastern Guide Dogs.

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