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National Public Gardens Day-Free Admission
National Public Gardens Day-Free Admission

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When: Friday, May 11, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Held just two days before Mother’s Day, National Public Gardens Day is a national day of celebration that invites communities to explore the beauty of their local green spaces, while raising awareness of the important role public gardens play in promoting conservation, education and environmental preservation.  

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will mark this special day with FREE admission for everyone to enjoy its 83 acres of lush landscaping and admire the monumental sculptures of American artists Will Ryman and Dale Chihuly or simply sit on a bench and read a favorite book. As a special treat, visitors will also enjoy a free native plant giveaway―while supplies last. 

Garden Tours

10:30 a.m.                 A Tour of the Edible Garden
                                    Beginning at the Edible Garden Entrance

11:30 a.m.                 A Tour of the Edible Garden in Spanish  
                                    Beginning at the Edible Garden Entrance

12:30 p.m.                 Palmetum Walking Tour
                                    Beginning at the Cycad Circle

1:30 p.m.                   A Tour of the Edible Garden
                                    Beginning at The Edible Garden Entrance

2:30 p.m.                   Palmetum Walking Tour
                                    Beginning at the Cycad Circle

Learning Centers

11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the Rainforest Plaza 

Learn about rainforest dynamics and plant and animal interactions including pollination, seed dispersal and herbivory. 

Photography Competition

Are you a great photographer? Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is proud to launch a special opportunity with its “The Art of the Flower” photography competition in honor of National Public Gardens Day on Friday, May 11. The winners will be on display on from Friday, May 11 to Sunday May 13.

Membership Special

Enjoy 20% off of new memberships on May 11, 2012 for National Public Gardens Day. 

This promotion must be redeemed in person or by phone. Offer valid for the following membership categories, individual, dual, family, grandparents and family and friends, only on May 11, 2012. Please mention the code: National Public Gardens Day 2012. 

For more information on becoming a member, please contact Member Services and Donor Relations at 305.667.1651 ext. 3301 or ext. 3373. 

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