14th Annual International Orchid Festival

Immerse yourself within the world of orchids with over 10,000 orchid plants from local and international vendors. Learn about growing and care for orchids at home, pick up handmade products from artisan vendors, enjoy delicious foods from local vendors or marvel at the rare orchid species in the American Orchid Society juried show, presented by the Orchid Society of Coral Gables. 

Friday, March 11—9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 12—9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 13—9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Admission Pricing

Free for Fairchild Members
Adults: $25
Seniors (age 65 and up): $18
Children (ages 6-17): $12
Free for children 5 and younger

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What to Do All Weekend!

Orchid Odyssey 

While strolling the Garden, be sure to experience the beautiful exhibit Orchid Odyssey, a truly tropical display of rare orchids, in the widest variety of species and colors you'll find anywhere. The Simons Rainforest features a colorwheel of beautiful orchids from around the world. Over two acres of rainforest and orchids in a beautiful display of nature's magic.

Take the Orchid Odyssey Journey through these stops: 

Orchid Plaza, Simons Rainforest – enjoy interactive discussions on the natural history of orchids and growing tips. 
The Tropical Fruit Pavilion – take a journey through the beautiful and aromatic world of the vanilla orchid. 
Hsiao Labs, Science Village – learn about the Million Orchid Project and how Fairchild is cultivating rare native orchids to be reintroduced into South Florida habitats
Orchid Society of Coral Gables Juried Show 
Marvel in more than 30 table top orchid displays put together by the Orchid Festival Vendors. Who will win best in show this year? Stop by to find out! 

OrKids – Fun for the Whole Family! 

The whole family can learn about the diversity of plant-animal pollination through fun, interactive, hands-on activities and lecture. Learn how plants have evolved to attract, sometimes even trick, and ultimately reward, their pollinators. Do the “beers waggles” to let other bees in your hive know where the flowers are, then create a mask of your favorite pollinator! 

Wings of the Tropics 

Visit Clinton Family Conservatory featuring the Wings of the Tropics exhibit to enjoy thousands of exotic butterflies along with hummingbirds, fish and some of the world most beautiful rare plants. You will see the famous Blue Morpho butterflies, Bamboo Page butterflies, Leopard Lacewing butterflies and hummingbird hovering overhead. There are butterfly releases twice daily, where kids of all ages will have a chance to experience these winged wonders up close.

American Orchid Society 

Did you know that Fairchild is the proud home of the American Orchid Society, and our display contains many plants from their collection? And, did you know that we are working to reintroduce one million native orchids in South Florida as part of our Million Orchid Project?

There's plenty to do at the Orchid Festival!

Orchid and Garden Vendors 
Lectures and Demonstrations 
All Weekend 
Million Orchid Demonstrations 
Experience the Million Orchid Project through hands-on demonstrations in the STEM Lab
Saturday, March 12 
Lectures in Corbin Building, Classroom A 
Sunday March 13 
Lectures in Corbin Building, Classroom A 

There's plenty to eat during the Orchid Festival!

Food on the Garden House Lawn
Food Trucks at the Cycad Circle

Admission Pricing

The Orchid Festival is included with the price of admission to the Garden. 

Free for Fairchild Members
Adults: $25
Seniors (age 65 and up): $18
Children (ages 6-17): $12
Free for children 5 and younger

Buy Tickets Now

Join today and save on the ticket price! 

Become a Fairchild Member now to enjoy free admission to the Orchid Festival and so many other benefits!

Become a Fairchild Member Now 

Join today and save on the ticket price! 

Convert Your Admission toward a Fairchild Membership

We're sure you'll enjoy the Orchid Festival and your visit to the Garden, so we've made it easy for you to apply the price of your admission toward a membership on the day of your visit. Any of our friendly admission personnel can assist you during your visit. 

Click here to learn about becoming a member.

Travel Information

The Orchid Festival is located in Coral Gables, Florida, about 10 miles south of Miami International Airport, detailed driving directions can be found here. Nearby hotels include Hotel Indigo (call hotel for discounted rate and shuttle service offered to FTBG guests), Sonesta Coconut Grove,The Biltmore Hotel, and the Miami Marriott Dadeland.

 

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Note: To ensure the safety of our guests, there will be no tram tours during this event.