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The 71st Annual Ramble
The 71st Annual Ramble

Note: This event has already taken place. If you are interested in learning about current and upcoming Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Events, click here.

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

Members can enter The Ramble at 9:00 a.m.

Celebrate seven decades of South Florida history at our 71st Annual Ramble!

The Ramble is South Florida's most loved garden party.  Experience the blend of old and new with art, antiques, rare books, a farmers market, the largest plant sale in South Florida and much more. 

Download a pdf of the full program.

Here is a list of what’s being offered at this year’s Ramble: 

  • Plants—With more than 15,000 plants, it is the largest sale of the year in South Florida.
  • Antiques and Collectibles—Fabulous finds for anyone interested in acquiring items of quality, beauty and distinction.
  • Design: Fairchild — Green design and furniture show. More info: http://bit.ly/shsARd
  • Garden & Artist Marketplace— Large selection of garden-related items.  Original paintings, watercolors, photographs, sculptures and ceramics.
  • Old & Rare Books—Thousands of books covering a wide range of subjects including an incredible selection of botanical and art books. Donate books.
  • Delicious Food—Gourmet food trucks, conch fritters, local artisan ice cream and more.
  • Live Music—Enjoy fantastic local and visiting musicians including the unique sights and sounds of the Dutch Waterpoorter Street Organ. 
  • Farmer’s Greenmarket—Herb booth, farmers organic produce, fresh baked goods, jams, honey and more.
  • Garden of Chocolate—A world of chocolate from cacao plants to homemade chocolate cookies.
  • Nell’s Tea Garden—Tea service, umbrella tables and ladies in lovely hats serving teas of many flavors.
  • Kid Way—Educational displays, live performances, carnival games, arts and crafts, face painting and more!.
  • Science Trail—Speak to the scientists of Fairchild and learn about what they do. Along the Science Trail on the Mulch Path.

Schedule of Events

Friday, Veterans Day, November 11
Garden House Lawn

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Special Veterans Day Performance
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.      South Florida Bluegrass Association

Saturday, November 12
Garden House Lawn - Music Performances

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Brazilian Explosion
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.             The Ramblers

The Tropical Fruit Pavilion

11:00 a.m.                       Tour of the Edible Garden

The Learning Garden

12:00 p.m.                       Cooking Demonstration with Short Chef: PBB&J
2:00 p.m.                          Fantasy Theatre Factory presents 
                                           Barnabus B. Lemon Magic

Amazonica Pond - Music Performances

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  J Robert Floribbean Steel Pan

Bailey Palm Glade

Throughout the Day Performances by the Historic Dutch Street Waterpoorter 

Sunday, November 13
Garden House Lawn - Music Performances

10:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m    Solar Dogs
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.             The Ramblers

The Tropical Fruit Pavilion

11:00 a.m.                      Tour of the Edible Garden

The Learning Garden

12:00 p.m.                      Cooking Demonstration with Short Chef: PBB&J
2:00 p.m.                         Fantasy Theatre Factory presents
                                          Walking Trees

Amazonica Pond - Music Performances

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Whainy Bee, Steel Drums

Bailey Palm Glade

Throughout the Day -  Performances by the Historic Dutch Street Waterpoorter

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.

Upcoming Festivals

The Chocolate Festival with Coffee and Tea, January 20, 21 and 22, 2012

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.


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