Members' Day Plant Sale

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Distribution of rare, unusual plants to Fairchild members has had a long, rich tradition in South Florida. In 1939, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden had the first Members Plant Distribution. On Saturday, October 6, Fairchild will continue that tradition with hundreds of plants available for sale to its members! 

Fairchild’s Member’s Day Plant Sale is a wonderful opportunity for members to purchase plants that are carefully selected and chosen for their color, rarity, beauty and interest by Fairchild’s horticulture staff. In recent years, most of the plants offered for sale are propagated from plants growing in Fairchild or in the gardens of staff or volunteers.  In fact, many of the plants Fairchild offers are not available in local nurseries. The selection of plants for sale has an emphasis on rare native species in addition to introducing more common native plants to members who want to establish their own backyard habitats to attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife. 

Not a Fairchild member? Don’t worry! Fairchild Membership Associates will be on hand to assist guests to become members both at the entrance to Fairchild’s Visitors Center and on-site at the entrance to the plant sale area. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to get some wonderful plants you won’t find anywhere else! 

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About Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. Considered the greatest tropical botanic garden in the world, Fairchild exhibits some of the tropical world‘s rarest and most beautiful plants within the tapestry of an iconic landscape design. Fairchild is a one of the world‘s best science, conservation and education-based gardens and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation. It has conservation programs in over 20 countries throughout the tropical world including the Indonesia, South America, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia. Fairchild’s palm and cycad collections are considered the best collections in the world and are nationally recognized by the American Public Gardens Association. It is also home to the American Orchid Society. The Fairchild Challenge is the largest science-based education program in the U.S. reaching more than 150,000 schoolchildren. Fairchild hosts popular events like the Chocolate, Mango, Orchid, Food and Garden, Ramble and Edible Garden Festivals, as well as an internationally acclaimed Art Program, GardenMusic Festival, concerts, plant shows and sales, and evening events and is the cultural and community hub in South Florida. Fairchild is a not-for-profit organization with 45,000 members and over 1,200 volunteers. Fairchild is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, Florida, 33156. Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and Fairchild members. Information at www.fairchildgarden.org and on Facebook and Twitter.