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Monday, December 1, 2014

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Tasty Tapas for Your Holiday Gatherings

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 10:00 AM to
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 1:00 PM

Impress your guests and add tapas to your usual fare for a new twist to your seasonal entertaining gatherings.

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Getting to Know Your iPhone or iPad: The Basics

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 1:00 PM to
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 3:00 PM

Instructor, Alex Abate will explain what settings, apps, icons and iMessages are.

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Dale Chihuly: Panel Discussion and Book Signing

Saturday, December 6, 2014 12:00 PM to
Saturday, December 6, 2014 2:00 PM

Location: Lakeside Marquee Tent

At The Intersection of Art and Landscape: On the occasion of the exhibition "Chihuly at Fairchild" a panel moderated by Tim Richardson, a London-based garden writer and historian will discuss in broad terms a number of themes related to the history of art and the landscape. Can art be landscape? Can landscape be art? Discover more at this conversation with leading practitioners. Book signing to follow.

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Golden apple (Spondius cytherea)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The purple mombin (Spondias purpurea) is known by many names throughout its native range in Central America, including Mexican plum, jocote, jobo and hog plum. The latter name should not be taken as derogatory; it denotes the extreme usefulness of this fruit, serving not only as food for the people, but also for domestic livestock. Throughout Central America the purple mombin is essential for subsistence farmers, providing a food source with little investment of time and money....

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Sunday Sounds

Sunday, December 7, 2014 1:00 PM to
Sunday, December 7, 2014 2:00 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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Beauty unfolding

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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Tropical Chihuly Nights at Fairchild

Thursday, December 11, 2014 6:00 PM to
Thursday, December 11, 2014 9:00 PM

Tropical Chihuly Nights are back. Join us for this exclusive opportunity to see all of Chihuly’s exquisite glass forms under the stars of the South Florida sky. Stroll through the Garden to see Chihuly’s most comprehensive garden exhibition to date, dine at the Glasshouse Café or bring a blanket and watch the moon rise over our 83-acre tropical oasis.

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

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3RD ANNUAL GARDENMUSIC FESTIVAL

Friday, December 12, 2014

Coral Gables, FL, December 12, 2014 – The chamber music ensemble Sixth Floor Trio will once again bring two weeks of arts and culture to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden with the third GardenMusic Festival. From January 5 – 18, 2015, visitors can experience music spanning a diverse array of genres and centuries. Concerts will offer guests an immersive and personal experience to connect music with nature.

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Let’s Explore at Fairchild (LEAF)

Saturday, December 13, 2014 10:30 AM to
Sunday, December 14, 2014 2:00 PM

Let’s Explore at Fairchild (LEAF), a program for children and families, and consists of themed activities ensuring that kids receive as broad a botanical learning experience as possible.

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Parade of Plant Partners and Performances (ES)

Saturday, December 13, 2014 2:00 PM to
Saturday, December 13, 2014 4:00 PM

Elementary Challenge 2 participants are invited to Fairchild to model their masks,
and schools that submitted a Performance Video are invited to perform for a live audience.

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Tropical Chihuly Nights at Fairchild

Sunday, December 14, 2014 6:00 PM to
Sunday, December 14, 2014 9:00 PM

Tropical Chihuly Nights are back.  Join us for this exclusive opportunity to see all of Chihuly’s exquisite glass forms under the stars of the South Florida sky.  Stroll through the Garden to see Chihuly's most comprehensive garden exhibition to date, dine at the Glasshouse Café or bring a blanket and watch the moon rise over our 83-acre tropical oasis.

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

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Fairchild Lecture Series

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 7:00 PM to
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 8:00 PM

Join us on select evenings from December to May for a formative lecture series on art, conservation and travel from Fairchild experts and renowned authors. All lectures are held in the Lakeside Marquee. Light refreshments will be served. 

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THE FAIRCHILD CHALLENGE RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP GRANT

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Coral Gables, FL, December 18, 2014Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has received continued support from the Vaughn-Jordan Foundation to support the James Vaughn Memorial Scholarship.

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Tropical Chihuly Nights at Fairchild

Thursday, December 18, 2014 6:00 PM to
Thursday, December 18, 2014 9:00 PM

Tropical Chihuly Nights are back. Join us for this exclusive opportunity to see all of Chihuly’s exquisite glass forms under the stars of the South Florida sky. Stroll through the Garden to see Chihuly’s most comprehensive garden exhibition to date, dine at the Glasshouse Café or bring a blanket and watch the moon rise over our 83-acre tropical oasis.

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

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Tropical Chihuly Nights at Fairchild

Thursday, December 18, 2014 6:00 PM to
Thursday, December 18, 2014 9:00 PM

Tropical Chihuly Nights are back.  Join us for this exclusive opportunity to see all of Chihuly’s exquisite glass forms under the stars of the South Florida sky.  Stroll through the Garden to see Chihuly's most comprehensive garden exhibition to date, dine at the Glasshouse Café or bring a blanket and watch the moon rise over our 83-acre tropical oasis.

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

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ADAM R. ROSE AND PETER R. MCQUILLAN ARTS CENTER OPENS AT FAIRCHILD GARDEN

Friday, December 19, 2014

Coral Gables, FL, December 6, 2014 – Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation, opened the Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan Arts Center on Saturday, December 6 as a facility to enrich Miami’s cultural renaissance with programs celebrating the fine arts.

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Palmetum Walking Tours

Saturday, December 20, 2014 11:30 AM to
Saturday, December 20, 2014 12:30 PM

Tour Fairchild's world-class palmetum.

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Tropical Chihuly Nights at Fairchild

Sunday, December 21, 2014 6:00 PM to
Sunday, December 21, 2014 9:00 PM

Tropical Chihuly Nights are back.  Join us for this exclusive opportunity to see all of Chihuly’s exquisite glass forms under the stars of the South Florida sky.  Stroll through the Garden to see Chihuly's most comprehensive garden exhibition to date, dine at the Glasshouse Café or bring a blanket and watch the moon rise over our 83-acre tropical oasis.

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

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Tropical Chihuly Nights at Fairchild

Sunday, December 28, 2014 6:00 PM to
Sunday, December 28, 2014 9:00 PM

Tropical Chihuly Nights are back.  Join us for this exclusive opportunity to see all of Chihuly’s exquisite glass forms under the stars of the South Florida sky.  Stroll through the Garden to see Chihuly’s most comprehensive garden exhibition to date, dine at the Glasshouse Café or bring a blanket and watch the moon rise over our 83-acre tropical oasis.

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

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SPLENDOR IN THE GARDEN AT FAIRCHILD BLENDS FASHION AND NATURE

Monday, December 29, 2014

Coral Gables, FL, December 29, 2014Lush, tropical landscapes become the perfect setting for Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s trendiest event of the year – the 4th Annual Splendor in the Garden luncheon and fashion show fundraiser. The event benefits Fairchild’s education, conservation science, and horticulture programs and is held on Wednesday, January 14 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Up Close and Personal

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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