13th Annual International Orchid Festival

13th Annual International Orchid Festival

When: Friday, March 13, 2015 9:30 AM to Sunday, March 15, 2015 4:30 PM

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. 

Check back for updates on vendors, lectures, and more! 

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 Baobob 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 habitatsin our Science Village Laboratores.

Orchids in our Rainforest

Enjoy interactive discussions on the natural history of orchids and growing tips.

2:00 p.m. Growing Orchids in South Florida 
Rainforest Plaza
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.

Orchids in our Conservatories

Marvel at our beautiful orchids on display in our Wings of the Tropics Exhibit and the Tropical Plant Conservatories

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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Note: To ensure the safety of our guests, there will be no tram tours during this event.


 

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