LET THERE BE LIGHTS: Florida Botanical Gardens lights up the night and the plants with thousands of festive holiday lights from 6 to 10 p.m. through Jan. 4 at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Admission is free. For information, call (727) 582-2100 or visit www.flbg.org.
CAMELLIAS: Camellia growers are invited to enter their favorite blooms in the 18th annual Camellia Show and Plant Sale, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 3 at Tampa Woman's Club, 2901 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa. The Tampa Bay Area Camellia Society hosts the event; the contest is open to members and non-members. Drop off entries from 7 to 9 a.m. Judging takes place 10:30 a.m. to noon. For information, call Mary Digan at (863) 640-3381.
TAKE COVER: During the seminar The Wild Side of Your Neighborhood - Consider Cover, learn how to provide shady places in your yard where both you and wildlife can seek refuge. The class is 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 453-6800 for reservations.
EXOTIC GARDEN: Papayas, mangoes and bananas, oh my! Join the Town 'N Country Garden Circle and Master Gardener Jim Hawke for a discussion of Dooryard Fruit for Central Florida at noon Jan. 7 at Town 'N Country Recreation Center, 6039 Hanley Road, Tampa. Questions? Call Fran Gamester at (813) 884-3462.