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Art at Fairchild: Preserving Eden by Clyde Butcher

Saturday, February 13, 2016 7:30 AM to
Saturday, April 30, 2016 4:30 PM

Art at Fairchild is back with the stunning photography exhibition, Preserving Eden, by world-renowned landscape photographer Clyde Butcher. Butcher’s powerful black and white photographs explore his personal bond with the environment, and the exquisite beauty and depth of his work draw the viewer into a relationship with nature.

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Orchid Society of Coral Gables

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 7:30 PM to
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 9:30 PM

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Plant ID Workshop

Friday, March 4, 2016 1:00 PM to
Friday, March 4, 2016 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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Sunday Sounds

Sunday, March 6, 2016 1:00 PM to
Sunday, March 6, 2016 2:30 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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A shamrock for St. Patrick’s Day: What is it, exactly?

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Shamrocks and clovers represent different things to different people, but are they one and the same? Like many common names, shamrock and clover turn out to refer to many different species of plants. For St. Patrick’s Day, let’s take a stab at straightening out the confusion.

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Sheer Beauty

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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Members' Day at Fairchild

Friday, March 18, 2016 9:30 AM to
Friday, March 18, 2016 4:30 PM

Join us for a celebration of all things Fairchild at our 2016 Members’ Day. The Annual Meeting highlights the accomplishments and activities of the past year in the Garden, plus the features and fun Fairchild members can look forward to in the coming year. Refreshments and tram tours are offered.

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Marcelle’s Open Studio Workshop in Oils and Acrylics

Friday, March 18, 2016 10:00 AM to
Friday, March 18, 2016 2:00 PM

Do you need to add some energy to your painting techniques? Did you lay your paintbrush down and now need to be re-energized? 

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The Mighty and Meaty Eggplant

Saturday, March 19, 2016 9:30 AM to
Saturday, March 19, 2016 1:00 PM

A versatile vegetable, the “mighty and meaty eggplant” known as baingan in India, is savored in all regions of the country.  Chef Billo will take you on a culinary tour throughout India which will highlight the eggplant.

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Virginia Music Adventures’ Annandale Jazz Ambassadors Concert

Saturday, March 19, 2016 1:00 PM to
Saturday, March 19, 2016 2:30 PM

Virginia Music Adventures’ Annandale Jazz Ambassadors (AJA) is one of three groups sponsored by Virginia Music Adventures.  These 12 – 18 year old musicians from the greater Northern Virginia area regularly engage in cultural good will music performance tours frequently coordinated with the US Department of State.  This year, they are thrilled to travel to Miami and to Cuba to share their music and engage in cultural exchange.

Join us for a concert starting at 1:00 p.m. in the Amphitheater.

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CELEBRATE THE SPRING SEASON AT FAIRCHILD’S SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL & PLANT SALE

Monday, March 21, 2016

Coral Gables, FL, March 22, 2016 – Celebrate the arrival of spring with an outdoor festival brimming with delicious foods, gardening tips, and plant sales to prepare for a great growing season. The Spring Garden Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is Saturday, April 9 – Sunday, April 10 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Photographing the Garden at Sunset and Moonrise

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 6:30 PM to
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 8:30 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 this instructor’s expert instruction in photographing the Garden just as the moon is rising.

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Using nature to heal mind and body

Thursday, March 24, 2016

John Muir and Henry David Thoreau knew it. The Japanese call it “forest bathing,” using exposure to nature to heal physical and emotional ailments. Research is backing up what we’ve known intuitively all along: Nature heals.

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Let’s Explore at Fairchild (LEAF)

Saturday, March 26, 2016 10:30 AM to
Sunday, March 27, 2016 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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Family Fun at the South Florida Butterfly Garden

Saturday, March 26, 2016 10:30 AM to
Saturday, March 26, 2016 2:30 PM

Visit the Lisa D. Anness Butterfly Garden and learn how to create a safe butterfly haven in your own backyard.

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Family Fun at the South Florida Butterfly Garden

Sunday, March 27, 2016 10:30 AM to
Sunday, March 27, 2016 2:30 PM

Visit the Lisa D. Anness Butterfly Garden and learn how to create a safe butterfly haven in your own backyard.

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Easter Brunch at Fairchild

Sunday, March 27, 2016 10:30 AM to
Sunday, March 27, 2016 2:30 PM

Celebrate Easter with a delicious brunch hosted by the award-winning Creative Tastes Catering and Events Production Company!

 

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Botanical Art for Everyone – All Levels Welcome!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 1:30 PM to
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 4:00 PM

This class, for the beginner and advanced student, will focus on the representation of tropical plants in watercolor and graphite. Students will draw and paint fresh plant material collected at Fairchild (provided).

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FAIRCHILD OFFERS SUMMER CAMP FOR NATURE AND ART ENTHUSIASTS

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Coral Gables, FL, April 2016 – 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 Drawn to Nature Art Camp.

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