Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden - Member's Edition
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Featured Events

Classes this Month

Coming Soon

Make a Difference

Make a Difference

Explore all the wonderful possibilities that the Garden has to offer by attending Volunteer Days at Fairchild.

Astounding Aroids

Astounding Aroids

Shop and view hundreds of incredible aroids at this show and sale September 15 and 16.

Membership Special

Membership Special

Treat your grandparents to a Fairchild membership for Grandparents Day and receive a 10% discount.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

It's not too late to register for Summer Camp at Fairchild! For more information, click on the link or call 305.667.1651, ext. 3322

Learn Something New

Learn Something New

Many new classes are being offered at the Fairchild Farm.

Feathered Friends

Feathered Friends

Fairchild's Bird Festival is two days of birding tours, October 4 and 5, and a full weekend of events October 6 and 7.

74th Annual

74th Annual

Members can shop thousands of hard-to-find plants on Saturday, October 6.

Get Growing

Get Growing

Join us for cooking demos, edible gardening, how-to workshops and more, October 20 and 21.

Bring Your Dog!

Bring Your Dog!

Bring your dog to Fairchild on October 31 in costume for a Howl-o-ween like no other! 

Free Days at Fairchild

Wednesday, September 5, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Enjoy 83 acres of paradise for free on the first Wednesday of each month from now until November.

Plant ID Workshop

Friday, September 7, 1:00 p.m. (The first Friday of every month)
Bring your plant cutting or sample to Fairchild’s Herbarium and participate in our Plant Identification Workshop. Space is limited to the first twelve people who register online. Please no photographs, real specimens only. The Fairchild Herbarium is located at 11935 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. 

Volunteer Information Days

Saturday, September 8, 10:00 a.m.
Monday, October 1, 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 6, 10:00 a.m.

Learn all you need to know to become a Fairchild Volunteer and make a difference in your community while learning new things, sharing lasting memories and making friends that will last a lifetime during volunteer information days.

Please RSVP for one of the days with Sandy Schoenfeldt, 305.667.1651 ext. 3324.

Plant Show and Sale:
Presented by the International Aroid Society

Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

View and shop hundreds of aroids, attend lectures and talk with experts from the International Aroid Society at this show and sale. Aroids are an excellent, low maintenance choice for your garden that instantly evoke the feeling of the tropics. 

L.E.A.F. Let's Explore at Fairchild!

Saturday, September 15, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Enjoy fun, hands-on activities that are fun for the whole family. This month's theme is Fairchild Fruits. For children ages 5 - 12. Limit three children per adult. Fee: Members $12 per person, per session; Non-members $15 per person, per session.

To register, please call Marilyn Caputo at 305.667.1651, ext. 3322.



At Fairchild

The new class schedule is now available online, where you can find classes on cooking, garden crafts, horticulture and much more. Visit our website for a full listing and description of all of Fairchild's amazing classes. 

At the Fairchild Farm

Enjoy a variety of tropical fruit horticulture classes offered in conjunction with Miami Dade College at the beautiful Fairchild Farm. For a complete list of the classes visit our website.

To register, call 305.258.0464, ext. 309 or email lwerner@fairchildgarden.org. The Fairchild Farm is located at 14885 SW 248 Street, Redland, FL 33032.



Fairchild's 4th Annual Bird Festival

Thursday through Sunday, October 4 – 7, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This event begins with birding tours on Thursday and Friday and culminates with a weekend full of activities to inspire life-long ‘birders’ and bird novices alike. Leading ornithological experts, including Pete Dunne, will give presentations and answer your bird questions. Take a Bird Walk with an expert birder, buy bird-attracting plants for your garden and learn all about our feathered friends at this annual event! 

74th Annual Members’ Day Plant Sale

Saturday, October 6, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Shop hundreds of unique and interesting plants chosen specifically for South Florida by Senior Horticulturist Mary Collins. This event is exclusively for members.

Garden Wedding Experience

Thursday, October 11, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Are you looking for the perfect place to have your wedding? Experience the charm of a Fairchild wedding with sunset cocktails on the Garden House Lawn featuring light bites from Fairchild’s Preferred Caterers, a Meet & greet with Fairchild’s Preferred Vendors and a Fashion Show featuring bridal designs from EllaBellaRozio, Bloomingdale’s and Hugo Boss in the Bailey Palm Glade.

For ticket info and event details, please call 305.663.8058 or visit our website.

The Fairchild Challenge Presents:
Plant Superhero Performances

Wednesday and Thursday, October 17 and 18, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Watch middle school students from around South Florida compete and present mini-musicals (Wednesday) and skits (Thursday) celebrating plant superheroes and the amazing ethnobotanical properties of plants.

Fairchild's 4th Annual Edible Garden Festival

Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Fairchild’s 4th Annual Edible Garden Festival will feature informative lectures, delicious food, cooking demonstrations, plant vendors and demonstrations on how to create your own fruit and vegetable garden.

Howl-o-ween at Fairchild, Bring your Dog!

Wednesday, October 31, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Enjoy special activities for pups as you parade through Fairchild’s lush surroundings showing off your Howl-o-ween costumes. This is a special doggy-day at Fairchild that you won't want to miss. Now that's something to wag your tail about!

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