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Volunteer Information Days

Thursday, October 1, 2015 8:00 PM to
Thursday, October 1, 2015 10:00 PM

Add to Calendar 10/1/2015 8:00:00 PM 10/1/2015 10:00:00 PM Volunteer Information Days Volunteer Information Days  Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

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PURE HIPSTAMATIC

Friday, October 2, 2015 11:30 AM to
Friday, October 2, 2015 2:30 PM

Add to Calendar 10/2/2015 11:30:00 AM 10/2/2015 2:30:00 PM PURE HIPSTAMATIC Having your camera phone ready and available at a moment’s notice can enable you to capture that perfect photo. With the Hipstamatic camera app you can capture that photo like never before without post processing. Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

Having your camera phone ready and available at a moment’s notice can enable you to capture that perfect photo. With the Hipstamatic camera app you can capture that photo like never before without post processing.

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LEXUS OF KENDALL AND KENDALL TOYOTA DONATE MINIVAN TO FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANIC GARDEN’S EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Coral Gables, FL, October 4, 2015 – On Wednesday, September 30, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden staff and students of its BioTECH @ Richmond Heights High School botany magnet joined Kendall Toyota and Lexus of Kendall staff for the unveiling of a generously donated Toyota Sienna minivan.

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Members' Day Plant Sale at Fairchild

Saturday, October 3, 2015 10:30 AM to
Sunday, October 4, 2015 5:30 PM

Add to Calendar 10/3/2015 10:30:00 AM 10/4/2015 5:30:00 PM Members' Day Plant Sale at Fairchild Welcome to the 77th Annual Members' Day Plant Sale and Plant Distribution. This annual celebration of plants grown exclusively by Fairchild for Members promises to be one of the most exciting in our history Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

Welcome to the 77th Annual Members' Day Plant Sale and Plant Distribution. This annual celebration of plants grown exclusively by Fairchild for Members promises to be one of the most exciting in our history

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Flights of Fancy – Watercolor Fun With Hillary Parker

Saturday, October 3, 2015 11:30 AM to
Saturday, October 3, 2015 1:30 PM

Add to Calendar 10/3/2015 11:30:00 AM 10/3/2015 1:30:00 PM Flights of Fancy – Watercolor Fun With Hillary Parker If you are a bird enthusiast who enjoys art, come join the fun! Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

If you are a bird enthusiast who enjoys art, come join the fun!

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Sunday Sounds

Sunday, October 4, 2015 2:00 PM to
Sunday, October 4, 2015 3:30 PM

Add to Calendar 10/4/2015 2:00:00 PM 10/4/2015 3:30:00 PM Sunday Sounds Enjoy live music performed by students of University of Miami's Frost School of Music on select Sundays, in the Glasshouse Café.   Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

Enjoy live music performed by students of University of Miami's Frost School of Music on select Sundays, in the Glasshouse Café.  

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Watercolor II – Washes, Glazes, Textures and Details with Artist Hillary Parker

Monday, October 5, 2015 2:30 PM to
Monday, October 5, 2015 5:30 PM

Add to Calendar 10/5/2015 2:30:00 PM 10/5/2015 5:30:00 PM Watercolor II – Washes, Glazes, Textures and Details with Artist Hillary Parker Whether you have taken Watercolor Basics or Watercolors II before, this class is a great way to continue to practice and build upon your watercolor skills by developing successful habits with washes, glazes, textures and details. Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

Whether you have taken Watercolor Basics or Watercolors II before, this class is a great way to continue to practice and build upon your watercolor skills by developing successful habits with washes, glazes, textures and details.

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South Florida Palm Society

Monday, October 5, 2015 8:00 PM to
Monday, October 5, 2015 10:30 PM

Add to Calendar 10/5/2015 8:00:00 PM 10/5/2015 10:30:00 PM South Florida Palm Society While southern Florida's climate allows us to grow tropical flora that hobbyists in most of the rest of the country can enjoy only through photos, our many seaports make it fairly easy for plant diseases to enter the state. To stay on top of what's affecting some palms here, plan to attend Dr. Monica Elliott's program, "Palm Disease Updates on the Top Three Diseases in Florida." Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

While southern Florida's climate allows us to grow tropical flora that hobbyists in most of the rest of the country can enjoy only through photos, our many seaports make it fairly easy for plant diseases to enter the state. To stay on top of what's affecting some palms here, plan to attend Dr. Monica Elliott's program, "Palm Disease Updates on the Top Three Diseases in Florida."

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Let’s Explore at Fairchild (LEAF)

Saturday, October 10, 2015 10:30 AM to
Sunday, October 11, 2015 5:30 PM

Add to Calendar 10/10/2015 10:30:00 AM 10/11/2015 5:30:00 PM Let’s Explore at Fairchild (LEAF) Let’s Explore at Fairchild (LEAF), a program for children and families, and consists of themed activities ensuring that kids receive as broad a botanical learning experience as possible. Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

Let’s Explore at Fairchild (LEAF), a program for children and families, and consists of themed activities ensuring that kids receive as broad a botanical learning experience as possible.

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Creating a Perennial Butterfly and Hummingbird Attractant Garden with Guillermo Salazar

Saturday, October 10, 2015 11:00 AM to
Saturday, October 10, 2015 2:00 PM

Add to Calendar 10/10/2015 11:00:00 AM 10/10/2015 2:00:00 PM Creating a Perennial Butterfly and Hummingbird Attractant Garden with Guillermo Salazar Have you ever wondered why butterflies skip your garden despite your endless efforts to attract them? Did you know colorful hummingbirds visit our sunny South Florida once a year during the fall/winter cooler months? Do you know which are the most colorful, exotic or native perennial plants that entice local butterflies for our area? Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

Have you ever wondered why butterflies skip your garden despite your endless efforts to attract them? Did you know colorful hummingbirds visit our sunny South Florida once a year during the fall/winter cooler months? Do you know which are the most colorful, exotic or native perennial plants that entice local butterflies for our area?

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Native plants make good hedges—usually

Monday, October 12, 2015

Good fences make good neighbors, and so indeed do good hedges. But what makes a good hedge? While no plant is perfect, many types of plants can be grown and shaped into a properly dense and attractive hedge.

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Get to know your friendly neighborhood lizard

Monday, October 12, 2015

As a gardener, you undoubtedly encounter many lizard visitors in your yard. Knowing a little about who they are will enrich your outdoor experience, and possibly increase your appreciation of these little dinosaurs.

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A World without Monarch Butterflies

Monday, October 12, 2015

Monarch butterflies are plentiful and seem to be everywhere, so we take it for granted that they will always be here. But soon they could be hanging out with the passenger pigeon and the dodo. Precipitous declines in monarch populations have been reported. We need to look deeper into what’s going on and what we can do about it so we don’t lose this beautiful, iconic animal.

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What to do with holiday rescue plants

Monday, October 12, 2015

All those sad-looking plants that no one bought—now is the time for you to swoop in and rescue them at bargain prices. Holiday gift plants can provide you with beauty long past the winter celebrations. Here are some I recommend you take home from the hardware store sale area.

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The humble gumbo limbo

Monday, October 12, 2015

Gumbo limbo, though a common tree in most South Florida neighborhoods, is one of the most important members of our hammock ecosystem.

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Growing annatto

Monday, October 12, 2015

Answer this plant riddle.

What small tree:

A) is not found in a home improvement store or even in many nurseries;
B) is pretty rare in landscaping, but common commercially;
C) can probably be found in your own kitchen.

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Tropical Flowering Tree Society

Monday, October 12, 2015 8:30 PM to
Monday, October 12, 2015 11:00 PM

Add to Calendar 10/12/2015 8:30:00 PM 10/12/2015 11:00:00 PM Tropical Flowering Tree Society Join the Tropical Flowering Tree Society and this month's speaker Dr. Brett Jestrow for his presentation on "The Flora of Haiti." Brett is the Herbarium Curator at Fairchild and has a B.S. in Botany and a Ph.D. in Biology. He actively researches the phylogenetics of endemic genera of the Caribbean. Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

Join the Tropical Flowering Tree Society and this month's speaker Dr. Brett Jestrow for his presentation on "The Flora of Haiti." Brett is the Herbarium Curator at Fairchild and has a B.S. in Botany and a Ph.D. in Biology. He actively researches the phylogenetics of endemic genera of the Caribbean.

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It’s fall — let’s grow some herbs!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

As gardening in most of the country slows down for fall, South Florida is waking up. Now we can plant some of the temperate herbs our northern friends and family have enjoyed all summer long. Here’s how to get started, whether you have a big garden or like to keep things small by sticking to containers.

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Rare Fruit Council International

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 8:30 PM to
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 11:00 PM

Add to Calendar 10/14/2015 8:30:00 PM 10/14/2015 11:00:00 PM Rare Fruit Council International Dr. Richard Raid:  “ Use of Barn Owls for Sustainable Rodent Control in Tropical Fruit Production” Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

Dr. Richard Raid:  “ Use of Barn Owls for Sustainable Rodent Control in Tropical Fruit Production”

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Sunrise and Early Morning Photography at Fairchild with Pedro Lastra

Saturday, October 17, 2015 8:00 AM to
Saturday, October 17, 2015 11:00 AM

Add to Calendar 10/17/2015 8:00:00 AM 10/17/2015 11:00:00 AM Sunrise and Early Morning Photography at Fairchild with Pedro Lastra Students will experience the sunrise as they photograph Fairchild’s spectacular garden landscapes. This course will offer students the opportunity to photograph the Garden’s lush greenery, dramatically lit by the rising sun. Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

Students will experience the sunrise as they photograph Fairchild’s spectacular garden landscapes. This course will offer students the opportunity to photograph the Garden’s lush greenery, dramatically lit by the rising sun.

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A Tour of Chris Migliaccio’s Biodiverse Garden

Saturday, October 17, 2015 11:00 AM to
Saturday, October 17, 2015 1:00 PM

Add to Calendar 10/17/2015 11:00:00 AM 10/17/2015 1:00:00 PM A Tour of Chris Migliaccio’s Biodiverse Garden This garden tour will feature longtime palm and aroid instructor Chris Migliaccio’s beautiful, biodiverse, budget-minded and animal-friendly garden landscape. Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

This garden tour will feature longtime palm and aroid instructor Chris Migliaccio’s beautiful, biodiverse, budget-minded and animal-friendly garden landscape.

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A (somewhat) rare bird

Sunday, October 18, 2015

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How to Use and Master Your Digital Interchangeable Lens DSLR Camera with Pedro Lastra

Monday, October 19, 2015 7:00 PM to
Monday, October 19, 2015 10:00 PM

Add to Calendar 10/19/2015 7:00:00 PM 10/19/2015 10:00:00 PM How to Use and Master Your Digital Interchangeable Lens DSLR Camera with Pedro Lastra Now that you have purchased a full-featured advanced DSLR camera, how do you take advantage of its many features? Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

Now that you have purchased a full-featured advanced DSLR camera, how do you take advantage of its many features?

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Coalition for Orchid Species' Annual Orchid Species Auction

Monday, October 19, 2015 7:30 PM to
Monday, October 19, 2015 11:00 PM

Add to Calendar 10/19/2015 7:30:00 PM 10/19/2015 11:00:00 PM Coalition for Orchid Species' Annual Orchid Species Auction COS will be holding their annual auction in the Garden House beginning at 7:00 p.m. with a preview at 6:30 p.m. There will be a variety of orchid species to bid on, and food and beverages will be provided. COS accepts cash, check or credit cards. Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

COS will be holding their annual auction in the Garden House beginning at 7:00 p.m. with a preview at 6:30 p.m. There will be a variety of orchid species to bid on, and food and beverages will be provided. COS accepts cash, check or credit cards.

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FAIRCHILD CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF THE RAMBLE FESTIVAL

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Coral Gables, FL, October 20, 2015 – Fairchild’s most beloved garden tradition is turning 75 this year. Celebrate this Ramble & Fall Garden Festival milestone with classic festival favorites like antiques and books sales, cooking and gardening demonstrations, a tea garden, artists and guilds, and plant sales. This year’s festival is Friday, November 13 – Sunday, November 15 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Auction fever

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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Bromeliad Society of South Florida's Rare Plant Auction

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 8:00 PM to
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 11:00 PM

Add to Calendar 10/20/2015 8:00:00 PM 10/20/2015 11:00:00 PM Bromeliad Society of South Florida's Rare Plant Auction The Bromeliad Society promises an entertaining evening with their annual auction to be held in the Garden House starting at 7:00 p.m. Come bid on rare and beautiful bromeliads donated by members of the society and local growers. Food and beverages will be provided. Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

The Bromeliad Society promises an entertaining evening with their annual auction to be held in the Garden House starting at 7:00 p.m. Come bid on rare and beautiful bromeliads donated by members of the society and local growers. Food and beverages will be provided.

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A monstrous beauty of a beetle

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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BEV MURPHY DECORATES FAIRCHILD WITH BOO-TANICAL HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Coral Gables, FL, October 22, 2015 Talented artist and longtime volunteer Bev Murphy is bringing her incredible handmade Halloween decorations to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden this fall. Fun and friendly witches and ghosts created with a uniquely South Florida twist are dotted throughout the Garden’s 83 acres. What makes these decorations stand out among the rest? They are all created using repurposed plant material collected during the year.

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iPhoneography: Artistic Creative iPhone Photography with Shirley Drevich

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 11:30 AM to
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 2:30 PM

Add to Calendar 10/21/2015 11:30:00 AM 10/21/2015 2:30:00 PM iPhoneography: Artistic Creative iPhone Photography with Shirley Drevich In this class you will explore various ways to capture and process images with your iPhone, and you’ll learn to create stunning results using a variety of apps. Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

In this class you will explore various ways to capture and process images with your iPhone, and you’ll learn to create stunning results using a variety of apps.

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