Who We Are

Fairchild is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. We are one of the premier conservation and education-based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation. Currently Fairchild has field programs in over 20 countries including support to protected areas in Madagascar and Africa and botanic garden development and renovation projects in South and Central America, the Caribbean and the Middle East.

As we work around the world, Fairchild's level of dedication to native plant conservation in South Florida remains unparalleled. We also have one of  the world's greatest living collection of palms and cycads. This year we will reach over 150,000 students with The Fairchild Challenge, Explorer and Discovery programs and more than 3,000 adults will participate in our Life Long Learning education courses.

With 45,000 members and over 1,200 volunteers, Fairchild plays many roles, including museum, laboratory, learning center and conservation research facility, but its greatest role is preserving biodiversity, which the garden's scientists, staff and volunteers all contribute to on a daily basis. In 2012, Fairchild also became the home of the American Orchid Society.

Our festivals such as the International Mango Festival, the International Orchid Festival and the International Chocolate Festival are more than just spectacular events; they also have an education component with local and global experts giving lectures, talks and classes. Fairchild is also a cultural leader in the community. Our garden showcases tremendous art exhibitions and concerts each year.

Support

Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is supported by contributions from members and friends, and in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissions, and with the support of the City of Coral Gables.


 

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8/1/2016 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Mid-Summer Studio Watercolor Workshop

Join us for an inspiring mid-summer watercolor workshop that will help you take your work to a new level. This accomplished teacher will provide both demonstrations and targeted critiques that will motivate your creativity and hone your technical skills.
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8/2/2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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8/5/2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Plant ID Workshop

Do you have a plant in your garden that you aren't familiar with? Or, perhaps are looking to find out its origins and how it came to South Florida? If so, bring your specimen to Fairchild’s Herbarium and let our scientists uncover its secrets! Bring a cutting from your plant to Fairchild’s Herbarium team on the first Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m. and participate in our Plant Identification Workshop.

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8/9/2016 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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How to Use and Master Your Digital Interchangeable Lens DSLR (Single Lens Reflex) Camera

Now that you have purchased a full-featured advanced DSLR camera, how do you take advantage of its many features? This class will cover which lenses are best suited to your particular needs and how to take full advantage of their use.
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8/11/2016 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Using Snapseed: Editing Photos with Ease

One of the most powerful editing APPS is Snapseed. By using your iPhone or iPad students will learn to edit, apply filters, crop, spot repair and how to use “stacks” to create wonderful expressions in your photos by using Snapseed.
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8/27/2016 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Early Morning Macro Life Photography

See the beauty of Fairchild up close and personal. The class will explore, discover and photograph the ecosystem at Fairchild by focusing on the small beautiful details in flowers, leaves and insects. Petals, pistils and stamens will be transformed into abstract works of art. Dragonflies, butterflies and caterpillars will become otherworldly sci-fi creatures. Your instructor will teach you how to use your equipment to capture the small wonders of the Garden.
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9/2/2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Plant ID Workshop

Do you have a plant in your garden that you aren't familiar with? Or, perhaps are looking to find out its origins and how it came to South Florida? If so, bring your specimen to Fairchild’s Herbarium and let our scientists uncover its secrets! Bring a cutting from your plant to Fairchild’s Herbarium team on the first Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m. and participate in our Plant Identification Workshop.

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9/6/2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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9/7/2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Illustration Workshop: Painting Butterflies in Watercolor

This class focuses on the accurate representation of butterflies using traditional illustration techniques. Students will be taught the basics of watercolor for doing butterfly illustration.
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