13th Annual International Orchid Festival

13th Annual International Orchid Festival

When: Friday, March 13, 2015 10:30 AM to Sunday, March 15, 2015 5:30 PM

Add to Calendar 3/13/2015 10:30:00 AM 3/15/2015 5:30:00 PM 13th Annual International Orchid Festival Immerse yourself within the world of orchids with over 10,000 orchid plants from local and international vendors. Learn about growing and care for orchids at home, pick up handmade products from artisan vendors, enjoy delicious foods from local vendors or marvel at the rare orchid species in the American Orchid Society juried show, presented by the Orchid Society of Coral Gables. 

Friday, March 13—9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 14—9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 15—9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Immerse yourself within the world of orchids with over 10,000 orchid plants from local and international vendors. Learn about growing and care for orchids at home, pick up handmade products from artisan vendors, enjoy delicious foods from local vendors or marvel at the rare orchid species in the American Orchid Society juried show, presented by the Orchid Society of Coral Gables. 

Friday, March 13—9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 14—9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 15—9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday
12:00 p.m. Lecture by Sandi Jones, Broward Orchid Supply
Corbin Classroom A
Introduction to Orchid Culture
1:00 p.m. Lecture by Larry Cox
Corbin Classroom A
Introduction to Orchid Culture
2:00 p.m. Lecture by Jill Sidran, American Orchid Society Judge
Corbin Classroom A
Introduction to Orchid Culture
2:00 p.m. Talk and Walking Tour by Georgia Tasker, Fairchild
Rainforest Plaza
Growing Orchids in South Florida
3:00 p.m. Lecture by Martin Motes, Ph.D.
Corbin Classroom A
Introduction to Orchid Culture

Saturday
11:00 a.m. Lecture by Sandi Jones, Broward Orchid Supply

Corbin Classroom A
Introduction to Orchid Culture
12:00 p.m. Lecture by Jim Davison, Vice President of Orchid Society of Coral Gables, AOS Judge
Corbin Classroom A
Advanced Orchid Culture, Mounting
1:00 p.m. Lecture by Dr. Carl Lewis, Ph.D.,  Director of Fairchild
Corbin Classroom A
The Million Orchid Project
2:00 p.m. Lecture by Betty Eber
Corbin Classroom A
Introduction to Orchid Culture
2:00 p.m. Talk and Walking Tour by Georgia Tasker, Fairchild
Rainforest Plaza
Growing Orchids in South Florida
3:00 p.m. Lecture by Alex Lamazares, OrchidMania
Corbin Classroom A
Cultivo de Orquideas (En Espanol) 

Sunday
11:00 a.m. Lecture by Melana Davison, President of Orchid Society of Coral Gables, AOS Judge, 
Corbin Classroom A
Introduction to Orchid Culture
12:00 p.m. Lecture by Jim Davison, Vice President of Orchid Society of Coral Gables, AOS Judge
Corbin Classroom A
Advanced Orchid Culture
1:00 p.m. Lecture by Dr. Carl Lewis, Ph.D.,  Director of Fairchild
Corbin Classroom A
The Million Orchid Project
1:00 pm Kids Interactive Presentation by Kiki Mutis, Fairchild
KidWay-Cycad Circle
Pollination! The Birds and The Bees. 
2:00 p.m. Lecture by Alex Lamazares, OrchidMania
Corbin Classroom A
Cultivo de Orquideas (En Espanol) 
2:00 p.m. Walking Tour by Georgia Tasker, Fairchild
Rainforest Plaza
Growing Orchids in South Florida
3:00 p.m. Lecture by Carlos Cahiz, OFE Orchid Supply
Corbin Classroom A
Orchid Medium, Fertilizers, Fungicides

OrKids at KidWay-Cycad Circle

The whole family can learn about the diversity of plant-animal pollination relationships through fun, interactive, hands-on activities and lectures.  Learn how plants have evolved to attract, sometimes even trick, and ultimately reward, their pollinators.  Do the bee waggles to let other bees in you hive know where the flowers are. Make a mask of your favorite pollinator!

Sunday
1:00 pm Kids Interactive Presentation by Kiki Mutis, Fairchild
KidWay-Cycad Circle
Pollination! The Birds and The Bees. Discover the closely interwoven pollination relationship between plants and animals in this kid friendly interactive presentation. 

The Orchid Tea at the Baobab Tree Garden

A new addition to some of the Fairchild festivals will be a lovely outdoor Tea Garden in the Baobab Courtyard beside the historic Gate House.   Under the shade of a tent you will find beautifully set tables and volunteers waiting to serve you a delicious tea complete with scones, savories, and sweets and of course the same wonderful teas blended especially for Fairchild. Live music is provided and the cost is $15.00 per person after admission.  Open 10:00am until 3:00pm. 
For information and reservations, please call Marnie Valent at 305.663.8059 or e-mail mvalent@fairchildgarden.org.

The Million Orchid Project

Learn about the Million Orchid Project and how Fairchild is cultivating rare native orchids to be reintroduced into South Florida habitats (takes place in our Science Village Laboratories).

Orchid Extravaganza in our Rainforest

Join orchid educators throughout the weekend, Friday-Sunday 9:30a.m.-4:30p.m., at the Rainforest Plaza Discovery Cart and learn cool facts about the Orchid family and what makes these beautiful flowers unique! 

2:00 p.m. Growing Orchids in South Florida 
Rainforest Plaza
Friday through Sunday, join Georgia Tasker for an expert lead walking tour through the rainforest, followed by a book signing. 

Orchids in our Tropical Fruit Pavilion

Take a journey through the beautiful and aromatic world of the vanilla orchid.

Vendors

Garden House Lawn
Broward Orchid Supply
Market Baskets & Hats
Near the Butterfly Garden
A Touch of Ecuador  
Angie’s Vanilla
Bee My Honey                      
BirdsSquirrelsN.com
Candles by Fatima
Carib Plants
Emilio Robba
Mike’s Seagrass Hats
Motes Orchids
Orchid Mania
Quest Orchids
Soroa Orchids 
Near the Spiny Forest of Madagascar
Carmela Orchids
EFG Orchids
GreenHouse Orchids
Plantio La Orquidea
Ritter Tropical Orchids
Springwater Orchids
Stelmar Gardens Inc.
Water Orchids Nursery
Near the Amazonica Pond and Vine Pergola
Adkins Orchids
Amazonia Orchids
BACTRA Orchid Benches
Dan & Margie Orchids
Gardens Gone Wire
Hangapot
Hamlyn Orchids
Krull Smith
Nature’s Relics
Odom’s Orchids
Macs Orchids
O.F.E. Orchid Supply
Pamela Andre
PCK Orchids
Pelican Coast Farms
Real Orchid Jewelry
Ruben In Orchids
So Orchids
Food Vendors, Garden House Lawn
Casa Paella
Cinnamon-Horn-Rolls
CJ's Peruvian Food
Crepemaker
Dutch Magic 
Flip's Country Kettle Corn
Fresh Strawberry Lemonade
Gerbaud Bakery
Greek Food
Karts of All Kinds
M&R Caribbean Conch
Native Conch
Victoria's Flavors

Travel Information

The Orchid Festival is located in Coral Gables, Florida, about 10 miles south of Miami International Airport, detailed driving directions can be found here. Nearby hotels include Hotel Indigo (call hotel for discounted rate and shuttle service offered to FTBG guests), Sonesta Coconut Grove,The Biltmore Hotel, and the Miami Marriott Dadeland.

 

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