Fairchild Events


Plant ID Workshop

Friday, January 6, 2017 1:00 PM to
Friday, January 6, 2017 3:00 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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Splendor in the Garden

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 10:30 AM to
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 2:30 PM

FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANIC GARDEN and Neiman Marcus Coral Gables along with co chairs Barbara Hevia and Lydia Touzet and honorary chairs Swanee DiMare and Frances Sevilla Sacasa and presenting sponsor MERCEDES–BENZ Coral Gables and Cutler Bay cordially invite you to the 6th annual Splendor in the Garden, an afternoon of Fashion and Philanthropy


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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 1:00 PM to
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 3:30 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).  Combining traditional botanical illustration techniques and contemporary interpretations of flora, this class encourages expressive freedom while honoring the beauty inherent in its plant subjects. Basic instruction in watercolor will be given as well as advanced. Join us for lively discussions and exchange of ideas on materials, techniques and composition.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017 5:00 PM to
Thursday, January 12, 2017 7:00 PM

Here is your chance to photograph Fairchild during that magic hour of sunset as it highlights the winter evening sky. This class affords you the opportunity to benefit from an expert’s instruction in photographing the Garden just as the moon is rising. A very sturdy tripod and a camera with interchangeable lenses or a point-and-shoot camera with close-up settings and user-adjustable settings are strongly recommended. This class is limited to 12 participants, 18 years and older.

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Thursday Nights and Moonlight Tour at Fairchild

Thursday, January 12, 2017 6:00 PM to
Thursday, January 12, 2017 9:00 PM

Enjoy Fairchild after dark on select Thursday Nights for informative lectures, art exhibitions and tram tours highlighting night blooming plants.

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Friday, January 13, 2017 10:00 AM to
Friday, January 13, 2017 1:00 PM

If you have always wanted to try watercolor painting but thought it looked too difficult, this is the class for you. This class will explore the many facets of watercolor in a fun and relaxing way. As a beginner, the first two classes are mandatory since basic instruction will be given which will be the foundation for your success in watercolor painting. The class focuses on the principles and elements of design and offers instruction in the various techniques. Students will be encouraged to work at their own pace to develop their unique, creative style. 

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Coral Gables, FL, January 9, 2017 – Indulge in artisanal chocolate and sweet treats at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s 11th Annual International Chocolate Festival. Celebrate Fairchild’s sweetest event throughout 83 acres of tropical paradise with artisan chocolatiers, interactive chocolate making displays, sweet samples, and cooking demonstrations. The three-day festival runs from FridayJanuary 20 – Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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11th Annual International Chocolate Festival

Friday, January 20, 2017 9:30 AM to
Sunday, January 22, 2017 4:30 PM

Indulge in chocolate delicacies during the season's most delicious event: The International Chocolate Festival! Enjoy fine chocolate samples from artisan chocolatiers, lectures on chocolate making and demonstrations from Miami's master chefs and chocolatiers! Take our ChocoWalk to learn about the life cycle of a cacao plant, with stops in our Rainforest and more. Find out everything you ever needed to know about chocolate from the experts. 

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