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Let’s Explore at Fairchild (LEAF)

Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:30 AM to
Sunday, March 1, 2015 2:30 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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Palmetum Walking Tours

Saturday, February 28, 2015 11:30 AM to
Sunday, March 1, 2015 12:30 PM

Tour Fairchild's world-class palmetum.

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Sunday Sounds

Sunday, March 1, 2015 1:00 PM to
Sunday, March 1, 2015 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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Tropical Chihuly Nights at Fairchild

Sunday, March 1, 2015 6:00 PM to
Sunday, March 1, 2015 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 OFFERS SUMMER CAMP FOR NATURE AND ART ENTHUSIASTS

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Coral Gables, FL, March 2, 2015 – Exploring tropical flora and fauna, investigating the rich world of science and art, and fun and exciting outdoor activities are in store at the summer camps held at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Become a certified Junior Naturalist at the Junior Naturalist Summer Camp or sharpen your creative talents at the new Drawn to Nature Art Camp.

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Soft Pastels in the Garden with Dan Bondroff

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 1:00 PM to
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 4:00 PM

Soft Pastels in the Garden with Dan Bondroff

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Photographing the Garden at Sunset and During the Full Moon with Pedro Lastra

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 5:00 PM to
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 8:00 PM

Photographing the Garden at Sunset and During the Full Moon with Pedro Lastra

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In the Watercolor Studio with Artist Dottie Greene

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 9:30 AM to
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 12:00 PM

In the Watercolor Studio with Artist Dottie Greene

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The Secret Lives of Ferns

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 1:30 PM to
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 3:30 PM

Fairchild aims to provide up-to-date, practical gardening information and techniques to visitors and volunteers. Fairchild’s Horticulture team has prepared a fantastic selection of classes for our volunteers to use in their home gardens, while working at Fairchild, or to share with Garden visitors.

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Tropical Chihuly Nights at Fairchild

Thursday, March 5, 2015 6:00 PM to
Thursday, March 5, 2015 9:30 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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Garnishing Techniques Using Fruits and Vegetables with Chef Billo Jolly

Saturday, March 7, 2015 9:30 AM to
Saturday, March 7, 2015 1:00 PM

Garnishing Techniques Using Fruits and Vegetables with Chef Billo Jolly

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Palmetum Walking Tours

Saturday, March 7, 2015 11:30 AM to
Sunday, March 8, 2015 11:30 AM

Tour Fairchild's world-class palmetum.

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Early-Bird Walks

Sunday, March 8, 2015 7:30 AM to
Sunday, March 8, 2015 9:30 AM

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

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Tropical Chihuly Nights at Fairchild

Sunday, March 8, 2015 6:00 PM to
Sunday, March 8, 2015 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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Botany Course—Taxonomy of South Florida Mosses

Sunday, March 8, 2015 11:00 PM to

Taxonomy of South Florida Mosses

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Watercolor Basics with Artist Hillary Parker

Monday, March 9, 2015 9:30 AM to
Monday, March 9, 2015 12:30 PM

Watercolor Basics with Artist Hillary Parker

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Watercolor II – Washes, Glazes, Textures and Details with Artist Hillary Parker

Monday, March 9, 2015 1:30 PM to
Monday, March 9, 2015 4:30 PM

Watercolor II – Washes, Glazes, Textures and Details with Artist Hillary Parker

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Pruning and Fertilizing

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 1:30 PM to
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 3:30 PM

Fairchild aims to provide up-to-date, practical gardening information and techniques to visitors and volunteers. Fairchild’s Horticulture team has prepared a fantastic selection of classes for our volunteers to use in their home gardens, while working at Fairchild, or to share with Garden visitors.

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Fairchild Lecture Series

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 6:00 PM to
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 7:00 PM

Join us for 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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3 Oncidiums?

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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Tropical Chihuly Nights at Fairchild

Thursday, March 12, 2015 6:00 PM to
Thursday, March 12, 2015 9:30 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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13th Annual International Orchid Festival

Friday, March 13, 2015 9:30 AM to
Sunday, March 15, 2015 4:30 PM

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 13—9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 14—9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 15—9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Early-Bird Walks

Saturday, March 14, 2015 7:30 AM to
Saturday, March 14, 2015 9:30 AM

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

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14th Annual International Orchid Festival

Saturday, March 14, 2015 9:30 AM to
Saturday, March 14, 2015 4:30 PM

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. 

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Palmetum Walking Tours

Saturday, March 14, 2015 11:30 AM to
Sunday, March 15, 2015 1:30 AM

Tour Fairchild's world-class palmetum.

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Early-Bird Walks

Sunday, March 15, 2015 7:30 AM to
Sunday, March 15, 2015 9:30 AM

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

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Tropical Chihuly Nights at Fairchild

Sunday, March 15, 2015 6:00 PM to
Sunday, March 15, 2015 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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The Basics of Drawing with Artist Helen Burgos

Monday, March 16, 2015 10:00 AM to
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:30 PM

The Basics of Drawing with Artist Helen Burgos

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Intermediate Drawing with Graphite, Charcoal, Ink or Colored Pencils with Artist Helen Burgos

Monday, March 16, 2015 1:30 PM to
Monday, March 16, 2015 3:30 PM

Intermediate Drawing with Graphite, Charcoal, Ink or Colored Pencils with Artist Helen Burgos

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How To Use and Master Your Point-and-Shoot Digital Camera with Pedro Lastra

Monday, March 16, 2015 6:00 PM to
Monday, March 16, 2015 9:00 PM

How To Use and Master Your Point-and-Shoot Digital Camera with Pedro Lastra

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