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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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New Beginnings: Watercolor Basics

Friday, April 1, 2016 10:00 AM to
Friday, April 1, 2016 1:00 PM

Fairchild welcomes Kathryn (Kay) Ford to its team of art instructors. 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.

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Plant ID Workshop

Friday, April 1, 2016 1:00 PM to
Friday, April 1, 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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Family Fun at the South Florida Butterfly Garden

Saturday, April 2, 2016 10:30 AM to
Saturday, April 2, 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, April 3, 2016 10:30 AM to
Sunday, April 3, 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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Sunday Sounds

Sunday, April 3, 2016 1:00 PM to
Sunday, April 3, 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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Orchid Society of Coral Gables

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 7:30 PM to
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 9:30 PM

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Thai Food Travels

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 6:00 PM to
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 9:00 PM

Impress your friends and family with those favorite menu items that you usually order at your much loved Thai restaurant.

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An Expert’s Guide to Fairchild’s 37th Annual Spring Plant Sale

Thursday, April 7, 2016 3:00 PM to
Thursday, April 7, 2016 4:30 PM

Do you need plants for your garden? Are you planning to attend the Annual Spring Sale on Saturday/Sunday, April 9 and 10? Not really sure what plants to buy? Let Fairchild’s Marilyn Griffiths take you on a one-of-a-kind pre-sale tour where you will learn more about the plants being offered at the 37th Annual Spring Plant Sale.

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The Art of Black and White Digital Photography: Techniques and Tips

Thursday, April 7, 2016 3:30 PM to
Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:30 PM

Explore Fairchild through the lens of your camera with visions of black and white images dancing in your head. Using a digital camera, interesting black and white photographs can be achieved using in-camera settings and/or Adobe Photoshop.

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Spring Garden Festival Featuring the 36th Annual Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, April 9, 2016 9:30 AM to
Sunday, April 10, 2016 4:30 PM

Come see what's cooking at Fairchild during our annual celebration of local foods and the gorgeous gardens they grow in, then take home spectacular plants from our 35th Annual Spring Plant Sale.

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Green Cuisine presentations at Fairchild’s Spring Garden Festival (MS/HS)

Saturday, April 9, 2016 10:00 AM to
Saturday, April 9, 2016 2:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate the culmination of The 2014-2015 Fairchild Challenge 
and recognize the achievements of participating students and schools throughout South Florida.

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This drew a crowd Saturday

Saturday, April 9, 2016

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FAIRCHILD GARDEN AND THE VILLAGE OF PALMETTO BAY PARTNER TO PLANT ENDANGERED ORCHIDS FOR THE MILLION ORCHID PROJECT

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Coral Gables, FL, April 15, 2016 – Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and the Village of Palmetto Bay have partnered to increase the number of native and endangered Florida orchids as part of the Million Orchid Project. The conservation initiative, which began in December 2012 with the opening of Fairchild’s DiMare Science Village, aims to grow one million endangered orchids and reintroduce them to South Florida’s urban spaces. Palmetto Bay officials, Fairchild staff, and students of the BioTECH @ Richmond Heights High School botany magnet program will join on Earth Day, Friday, April 22 at 8:00 a.m., to plant native orchids in trees at the triangular median located at 16725 S. Dixie Highway in Palmetto Bay.

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Discovering the Native Orchids of South Florida – Lecture and Tour

Saturday, April 16, 2016 9:30 AM to
Saturday, April 16, 2016 11:30 AM

Florida is home to nearly half of the orchid species found in the United States. In South Florida, many tropical orchids have established by blowing over from the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Mexico and include globally endangered species. 

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Bromeliad Society of South Florida Show and Sale

Saturday, April 16, 2016 9:30 AM to
Sunday, April 17, 2016 4:30 PM

Bromeliads come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with a dazzling array of foliage colors and infloresences. From epiphytic to terrestrial, shade dwellers to sun lovers, there is a bromeliad for every space. The annual show and sale features a judged show with two hundred or more magnificent entries, vendors offering a greater variety of bromeliads than you can imagine and bromeliad-themed art work by students from local schools.

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FAIRCHILD GARDEN CELEBRATES NATIONAL PUBLIC GARDENS DAY WITH REDUCED ADMISSION AND MEMBERSHIP SPECIALS

Monday, April 18, 2016

Coral Gables, FL, April 19Created by the American Public Gardens Association, National Public Gardens Day is a countrywide celebration that invites communities to explore the beauty of their local green spaces while raising awareness of the important role public gardens play in promoting conservation, education, and environmental preservation. On Friday, May 6 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will honor this day with special admission prices: $20 for adults, $13 for seniors 65 and up, and $7 for kids 6-17.

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Drawing for Watercolors

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:00 AM to
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 1:00 PM

Creating a drawing in preparation for a painting in watercolors is very different than drawing something for any other purpose. Students will have fun gaining confidence in their ability to develop the skills of keen observation and effective drawing in preparation for the water and pigment on watercolor paper, with the awareness of line, form, light, texture and details.

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Using Snapseed: Editing Photos with Ease

Thursday, April 21, 2016 1:30 PM to
Thursday, April 21, 2016 4:30 PM

One of the most powerful editing APPS is Snapseed. By using your iPhone or iPad students will learn to edit, apply filters, crop, spot repair and how to use “stacks” to create wonderful expressions in your photos by using Snapseed.

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Spring garden task: to repot or not

Saturday, April 23, 2016

There are good reasons for repotting your plants about now, and only one of them is to give your fast growers a larger home. Take the time now, as plants are gearing up for a summer growth spurt.

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Let’s Explore at Fairchild (LEAF)

Saturday, April 23, 2016 10:30 AM to
Sunday, April 24, 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, April 23, 2016 10:30 AM to
Saturday, April 23, 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, April 24, 2016 10:30 AM to
Sunday, April 24, 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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