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Early Morning Macro Life Photography

Saturday, October 22, 2016 7:00 AM

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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Grafting Tropical Fruit Trees (at Fairchild Farm)

Saturday, October 22, 2016 9:00 AM

This three hour class will be spent in a practical session of the whip and tongue grafting technique; a challenge to master but has one of the highest rate of success. To many gardeners the art of grafting is a fascinating subject to learn. 

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Growing African Violets: Workshop and Sale

Saturday, October 22, 2016 9:30 AM

These captivating and colorful plants that our Mothers and Grandmothers loved are always a welcome addition to a windowsill or table top. Learn from this talented African Violet society member how to grow and keep your plants alive.

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The Basics of Drawing

Monday, October 24, 2016 10:00 AM

Our talented Helen Burgos is back for another year teaching this popular beginner class on Monday mornings.  Mastering basic drawing techniques can be a goal in itself or a tool for use in other art mediums, e.g., watercolor or acrylic.

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Intermediate Drawing with Graphite, Charcoal, Ink or Colored Pencils

Monday, October 24, 2016 1:30 PM

This class is intended for students who already have basic drawing experience and wish to work with their own themes and concepts – taking their drawing beyond an assigned class exercise.

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An Indian Vegetarian Feast

Saturday, October 29, 2016 9:30 AM

Vegetables are an integral part of Indian cuisine. Vegetarians and non vegetarians, your taste buds will be tantalized when Chef Billo creates five styles of vegetable curries using okra, eggplant and cauliflower.

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Cars in the Garden

Sunday, October 30, 2016 9:30 AM

Calling all car and costume lovers!

Join us for a day of fall fun as we welcome Cars in the Garden, with a Halloween twist, back to Fairchild!  Trick-or-treat through the cars, see how the cars and their owners dress up, explore the Garden on a Critter Hunt or stay for the car parade at 4:00 p.m. to see the cars parade out of the Garden in their costumes! 


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Howl-o-ween at Fairchild

Monday, October 31, 2016 9:30 AM

At Fairchild’s Howl-o-ween guests can take advantage of a great opportunity to enjoy the Garden with their dogs as they parade through Fairchild’s lush surroundings all the while showing off their Halloween costumes. Guests and their dog can hop on any of the trams, make it a doggie tram ride! Now that's something to wag your tail about!

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Orchid Society of Coral Gables

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 7:30 PM

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Botanical Art for Everyone – All Levels Welcome!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 1:00 PM

This class for the beginner and advanced student focuses on the representation of tropical plants in watercolor and graphite. Students draw and paint using fresh plant material collected at Fairchild (provided).

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