When: Friday, March 7, 2014 - Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Choose from over 10,000 orchid plants from vendors from around the world.
Explore the wonder of orchids during our garden workshops and walking tours.
Marvel at rare orchid species in the American Orchid Society juried show, presented by the Orchid Society of Coral Gables.
Enjoy wonderful food and live entertainment !
Did you know vanilla comes from the vanilla orchid that is found in tropical rainforests? Join us at the Kidway to discover what other tasty treats and products come from the rainforest. We will have educational displays, arts & crafts, face painting and more!
The Veranda and Ballroom of the Jean Ellen DuPont Shehan Visitor Center is the site of the Orchid Tea Room which will be open daily during the International Orchid Festival. Come and enjoy a lovely tea, complete with live music, after shopping for your favorite orchids. Guests will be served scones, savories and desserts, as well as several choices of tea, by our delightful garden volunteers. Tea service is from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost per person for the Orchid Tea Room is $27 for members, $37 for non-members and $17 for children 12 and under. For information or reservations, please call Marnie Valent at 305.663.8059.
Vanilla orchids in the Tropical Fruit Pavilion
Did you know that vanilla comes from an orchid?
Visit the Tropical Fruit Pavilion and see how these orchids grow, while interpreters at the discovery cart tell you all about the natural history of this edible orchid!
The Edible Garden will also feature smoothies.
Enjoy interactive discussions on the natural history of orchids, as well as growing tips.
Join plant writer extraordinaire Georgia Tasker for an expert-led walking tour and book signing on Saturday and Sunday in our Rainforest.
2:00 p.m. Growing Orchids in South Florida
Georgia Tasker, FTBG
Take a journey through the beautiful and aromatic world of the vanilla orchid and other orchids.
Marvel at our beautiful orchids on display in our Wings of the Tropics and the Tropical Fruit Conservatories.
Participating Orchid Vendors:
Adkins Orchids, Inc.
Carib Plants, Inc.
Dan & Margie Orchids
Krull Smith Landscapes
Odom's Orchids Inc
OFE Orchid Supply
Plantio La Orquidea
Pelican Coast Farms, Inc.
Ritter Tropical Orchids
Ruben In Orchids
Soroa Orchids, Inc.
Stelmar Gardens, Inc
Water Orchids Nursery
Participating Garden Vendors:
A Touch of Ecuador
Broward Orchid Supply
Candles by Fatima
Crushable Seagrass Hats
Gardens Gone Wire
Garden of Silver
Market Baskets & Hats
World Flavorz Spice & Tea Co.
Thank you to our sponsor:
Admission: Free for Fairchild Members and children 5 and under.
Non-members: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17.
Eco-discount: If you walk, ride your bike or take public transportation to Fairchild, receive $5 off admission for adults and $2 off admission for children. Members, remember to bring your Rewards Card to earn your gift passes!
Military Discount: We are pleased to offer active military personnel free admission. In addition, admission for spouses is $20 and children $10. Please present Military IDs.
Note: To ensure the safety of our guests, there will be no tram tours during this event.