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Fairchild's 9th Annual International Orchid Festival
Fairchild's 9th Annual International Orchid Festival

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When: Friday, March 11, 2011 - Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Fairchild's 9th Annual International Orchid Festival!

Choose from over 10,000 orchid plants from more than 50 vendors.

Explore the wonder of orchids during one of our many 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.

Sign up for the University of Florida's Orchidology Short Course set for Friday, March 11.

Visit the elegant Orchid Tea Room for an energizing spot of tea and dessert.

Enjoy wonderful food and entertainment.

Download a pdf of the full progam.

View a video of the Orchid Festival

View a photo gallery of previous Orchid Fesitvals


Friday, March 11 

1:00 p.m.      Introduction to Orchid Culture
                      Jill Sidran     

2:00 p.m.      Introduction to Orchid Culture
                     Betty Eber 

Saturday, March 12 

11:00 a.m.    Introduction to Orchid Culture
                     Larry Cox     

12:00 p.m.   Introduction to Orchid Culture
                    Jim Davison 

1:00 p.m.     Orchid Repotting and Care
                     Alex Lamazares  

2:30 p.m.     Cultivo de Orquideas
                    Mirta Heineman   

Sunday, March 13 

11:00 a.m.    Introduction to Orchid Culture
                       Martin Mote, Ph.D.  

12:00 p.m.    Introduction to Orchid Culture
                     Dave Foster             

1:00 p.m.      Orchid Diseases and Their Control
                       Robert McMillan, Ph.D.  

2:30 p.m.      Cultivo de Orquideas 
                       Ruben Sauleda, Ph.D.     

OrKids located at the Kidway 

Don't miss the Pollinator Match: How do plants trick and reward animals to visit them for pollination? Learn from an exciting game with flower characteristics and facts about pollinators. 

Other activities include: color your favorite pollinator and orchid trivia! 

Miami Dade Public Library System Storytelling Showcase 

Saturday and Sunday  (Under the Chickee)
12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m, 3:30 p.m. 

Yoga with Rina Yoga
Saturday and Sunday

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.     Botanic Yoga for Adults
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.     OrKids Yoga
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.         Orchid Meditation
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.         Botanic Yoga for Adults
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.         OrKids Yoga 

Bike Valet

Green Mobility Network will be here Saturday and Sunday offering their unique bike valet service at the South Gate. Bike and $5! If you walk or ride your bike to Fairchild, you will receive $5 off the admission price for adults and $2 for children. It's our way of thanking you for contributing to conservation. 

Admission: Free to Fairchild members and children 5 and under. Non-members: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17.

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