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Early-Bird Walks

Sunday, May 1, 2016 7:30 AM

Join us for an Early-Bird Walk in the Garden!

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Sunday Sounds

Sunday, May 1, 2016 1:00 PM

Enjoy live music performed by students of University of Miami's Frost School of Music on select Sundays, in the Glasshouse Café.  

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Soft Pastels in the Garden

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1:00 PM

Students at all levels are welcome to learn the fascinating art of pastels. Discover how to paint in Soft Pastel, considered by many as the purest of painting mediums. Soft pastel is bright, colorful and easy to learn. Award winning Miami artist, Dan Bondroff will teach students how to create tropical landscape paintings in Soft Pastel from concept to completion.

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Bromeliads: Easy Tropicals for Your South Florida Garden

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 6:30 PM

Learn the basics of growing these attractive, adaptable and colorful epiphytes.  While most often seen growing in the ground or on trees, they also do well in pots.  Our instructor/grower will take you through propagating pups, choosing the optimum growing medium and containers, watering and misting, providing air circulation and lighting, fertilizing and methods of combating pests.

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Orchid Society of Coral Gables

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 7:30 PM

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All Things Kimchee

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 6:00 PM

Chef Johnson is back and this time he has brought a bounty of spices. Are spicy Korean pickles a favorite of yours? Kimchee is not just a fabulous condiment but a fascinating ingredient all on its own and should always be in your refrigerator.

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Top 40 Orchids for South Florida

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 6:30 PM

Professional orchid collector and American Orchid Society student judge, Guillermo Salazar, will take you on a wonderful visual journey of the most beautiful, colorful and  easy orchids to grow in your South Florida garden.

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Creative iPhoneography

Thursday, May 5, 2016 6:00 PM

In this class you will explore various ways to capture and process images with your iPhone, and you’ll learn to create stunning results using a variety of apps. There are over 10,000 photography apps available and you will be introduced to some of the more popular ones.

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National Public Gardens Day – Reduced Admission

Friday, May 6, 2016 9:30 AM

Created by the American Public Gardens Association, National Public Gardens Day is a countrywide 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.

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Plant ID Workshop

Friday, May 6, 2016 1:00 PM

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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