Spring Garden Festival featuring the Spring Plant Sale at Fairchild

Spring Garden Festival featuring the Spring Plant Sale at Fairchild

When: Saturday, April 11, 2015 9:30 AM to Sunday, April 12, 2015 4:30 PM

What's growin' on this spring? Join us as we celebrate the season with local foods and the gorgeous gardens they grow in. Learn tips to keep your garden thriving during the summer months, pick up a trick from local chefs at a cooking demonstration, shop artisan vendors or pick up delicious foods from local vendors. And, take home a spectacular plant from our 36th Annual Spring Plant Sale

Click here for more information on the 36th Annual Spring Plant Sale

Spring Garden Festival at Fairchild admission is included with Garden admission. $25 for non members and free for Fairchild Members. Tickets for non members can be purchased the day of the festival or pre-purchased below.  


Saturday, April 11

11:00 a.m. Gardening Demonstration by Noris Ledesma, Curator of Tropical Fruit, Fairchild
Cycad Vista Demonstration Tent
Gardening in South Florida
11:30 a.m. Talk & Walk by Glenn Huberman, Master Gardener
South Florida Butterfly Garden
How to Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds to your Garden
12:00 p.m. Gardening Demonstration by Dylan Terry, Ready-to-Grow Gardens
Cycad Vista Demonstration Tent
Growing Food with Sun, Water, and Soil
1:00 p.m. Cooking Demonstration by Camilla Portuondo, Whole Foods Market
Cycad Vista Demonstration Tent
Mushroom Ceviche Tostadas 
2:00 p.m. Cooking Demonstration by Loren Pulitzer, Meals that Heal
Cycad Vista Demonstration Tent
Very Veggie Coconut Curry with Aromatic Brown Rice
2:00 p.m. Talk & Walk by Georgia Tasker, Fairchild*
South Florida Butterfly Garden
Butterfly Gardening in South Florida

Sunday, April 12

11:00 a.m. Gardening Demonstration by Richard Campbell, Ph.D., Director of Horticulture, Fairchild
Cycad Vista Demonstration Tent
Backyard Beekeeping in South Florida
11:30 a.m. Talk & Walk by Glenn Huberman, Master Gardener
South Florida Butterfly Garden
How to Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds to your Garden
12:00 p.m. Gardening Demonstration by Sara Edelman, Palm and Cycad Manager, Fairchild
Cycad Vista Demonstration Tent
How to Safely Eat Your Palms
1:00 p.m. Cooking Demonstration by Rose Flynn, Choices Cafe 
Cycad Vista Demonstration Tent
TBD
1:30 p.m. Kids Demonstration by Ray Newlands, Short Chef
Kidway-Cycad Circle Tent
Roasted Spring Fruit and Vegetable Wraps
2:00 p.m. Cooking Demonstration by Temple
Cycad Vista Demonstration Tent
TBD
2:00 p.m. Talk & Walk by Georgia Tasker, Fairchild*
South Florida Butterfly Garden
Butterfly Gardening in South Florida
2:30 p.m. Kids Interactive Presentation by Kiki Mutis, Fairchild
KidWay-Cycad Circle
Kitchen Botany: The Roots, Stems and Flowers We Eat 
3:00 p.m. Cooking Demonstration by Angie Steinhofer, Angie's Vanilla
Cycad Vista Demonstration Tent
Mango Tango Brownies

Beer Tasting Garden

Celebrate the season with the crisp and refreshing spring brews! Enjoy brews from New Belgium Brewing, sampling Fat Tire Amber, Slow Ride Session IPA and Skinny Dip Lager; Vermont Hard Cider Company, and much more!

Spring Tea Garden

Enjoy our outdoor Tea Garden in the Baobab Courtyard located next to 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 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
For more information and reservations, please call Marnie Valent at 305.663.8059 or e-mail mvalent@fairchildgarden.org.

South Florida Butterfly Garden

Each day, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., join us at our South Florida Butterfly Garden, located at the top of the mulch path and discover all about butterflies! Check out the metamorphosis interactive cart where you will be able to sneak a peek at caterpillars and chrysalises, and learn about the different kinds of butterflies living in South Florida.

Saturday and Sunday
11:30 a.m. Talk & Walk by Glenn Huberman, Master Gardener
How to Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds to your Garden
2:00 p.m. Talk & Walk by Georgia Tasker, Fairchild*
Butterfly Gardening in South Florida
*Book signing to follow.

Kids' Activities

Kitchen Botany!  When you eat celery, broccoli, tomatoes or asparagus, what part of the plant are you eating? The leaves, flowers, stem or roots?  Join us at KidWay, located near Cycad Circle, where using hand lenses and microscopes, children examine every day foods to discover the intricacies within.   Children can then make a "Seed baby" to take home and see the germination process in front of their eyes. 

Sunday
1:30 p.m. Kids Demonstration by Ray Newlands, Short Chef
Roasted Spring Fruit and Vegetable Wraps
2:30 p.m. Kids Interactive Presentation by Kiki Mutis, Fairchild
From far and near learn about the roots, stems and flowers we eat.  Did you know tomatoes are not Italian and the potato is not from Ireland?  Discover the long journey plants have taken to get to our tables.  Let’s dissect a seed together and see what lies within.    

Vendors

Eats-and-Treats
Bangkok Cuisine
Bollywood Masala
Crêpemaker
Eccolo Pops
Gerbaud Bakery
Karts of All Kinds
Native Conch
Schnebly Winery
The Empanada Lady 

Garden Market
André Art Glass
Angie's Vanilla 
Astoria Designs
Blackie's Best
Candles by Fatima
Crackerman Crackers
Gardens Gone Wire
Martita's Banana Cake
Tio Gazpacho

Please Check Back for More Vendors.

Travel Information

The Spring Garden Festival is located in Coral Gables, FL, 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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