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Sunday Sounds

Sunday, May 1, 2016 1:00 PM to
Sunday, May 1, 2016 2:30 PM

Add to Calendar 5/1/2016 1:00:00 PM 5/1/2016 2:30:00 PM Sunday Sounds Enjoy live music performed by students of University of Miami's Frost School of Music on select Sundays, in the Glasshouse Café.   Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

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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Soft Pastels in the Garden

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1:00 PM to
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 4:00 PM

Add to Calendar 5/3/2016 1:00:00 PM 5/3/2016 4:00:00 PM Soft Pastels in the Garden Students at all levels are welcome to learn the fascinating art of pastels. Discover how to paint in Soft Pastel, considered by many as the purest of painting mediums. Soft pastel is bright, colorful and easy to learn. Award winning Miami artist, Dan Bondroff will teach students how to create tropical landscape paintings in Soft Pastel from concept to completion. Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

Students at all levels are welcome to learn the fascinating art of pastels. Discover how to paint in Soft Pastel, considered by many as the purest of painting mediums. Soft pastel is bright, colorful and easy to learn. Award winning Miami artist, Dan Bondroff will teach students how to create tropical landscape paintings in Soft Pastel from concept to completion.

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Bromeliads: Easy Tropicals for Your South Florida Garden

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 6:30 PM to
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 8:30 PM

Add to Calendar 5/3/2016 6:30:00 PM 5/3/2016 8:30:00 PM Bromeliads: Easy Tropicals for Your South Florida Garden Learn the basics of growing these attractive, adaptable and colorful epiphytes.  While most often seen growing in the ground or on trees, they also do well in pots.  Our instructor/grower will take you through propagating pups, choosing the optimum growing medium and containers, watering and misting, providing air circulation and lighting, fertilizing and methods of combating pests. Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

Learn the basics of growing these attractive, adaptable and colorful epiphytes.  While most often seen growing in the ground or on trees, they also do well in pots.  Our instructor/grower will take you through propagating pups, choosing the optimum growing medium and containers, watering and misting, providing air circulation and lighting, fertilizing and methods of combating pests.

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Orchid Society of Coral Gables

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 7:30 PM to
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 9:30 PM

Add to Calendar 5/3/2016 7:30:00 PM 5/3/2016 9:30:00 PM Orchid Society of Coral Gables Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

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All Things Kimchee

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 6:00 PM to
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 9:00 PM

Add to Calendar 5/4/2016 6:00:00 PM 5/4/2016 9:00:00 PM All Things Kimchee Chef Johnson is back and this time he has brought a bounty of spices. Are spicy Korean pickles a favorite of yours? Kimchee is not just a fabulous condiment but a fascinating ingredient all on its own and should always be in your refrigerator. Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

Chef Johnson is back and this time he has brought a bounty of spices. Are spicy Korean pickles a favorite of yours? Kimchee is not just a fabulous condiment but a fascinating ingredient all on its own and should always be in your refrigerator.

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Top 40 Orchids for South Florida

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 6:30 PM to
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 9:30 PM

Add to Calendar 5/4/2016 6:30:00 PM 5/4/2016 9:30:00 PM Top 40 Orchids for South Florida Professional orchid collector and American Orchid Society student judge, Guillermo Salazar, will take you on a wonderful visual journey of the most beautiful, colorful and  easy orchids to grow in your South Florida garden. Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

Professional orchid collector and American Orchid Society student judge, Guillermo Salazar, will take you on a wonderful visual journey of the most beautiful, colorful and  easy orchids to grow in your South Florida garden.

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Creative iPhoneography

Thursday, May 5, 2016 6:00 PM to
Thursday, May 5, 2016 9:00 PM

Add to Calendar 5/5/2016 6:00:00 PM 5/5/2016 9:00:00 PM Creative iPhoneography In this class you will explore various ways to capture and process images with your iPhone, and you’ll learn to create stunning results using a variety of apps. There are over 10,000 photography apps available and you will be introduced to some of the more popular ones. Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

In this class you will explore various ways to capture and process images with your iPhone, and you’ll learn to create stunning results using a variety of apps. There are over 10,000 photography apps available and you will be introduced to some of the more popular ones.

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National Public Gardens Day – Reduced Admission

Friday, May 6, 2016 9:30 AM to
Friday, May 6, 2016 4:30 PM

Add to Calendar 5/6/2016 9:30:00 AM 5/6/2016 4:30:00 PM National Public Gardens Day – Reduced Admission Created 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. Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

Created 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.

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Plant ID Workshop

Friday, May 6, 2016 1:00 PM to
Friday, May 6, 2016 3:00 PM

Add to Calendar 5/6/2016 1:00:00 PM 5/6/2016 3:00:00 PM Plant ID Workshop

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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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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Tropical Flowering Tree Society's Annual Show and Sale

Saturday, May 7, 2016 9:30 AM to
Sunday, May 8, 2016 4:30 PM

Add to Calendar 5/7/2016 9:30:00 AM 5/8/2016 4:30:00 PM Tropical Flowering Tree Society's Annual Show and Sale Will April showers bring May flowers? Visit the Tropical Flowering Tree Society's annual show & sale to learn about what’s in bloom and get expert help in choosing flowering trees, shrubs and vines for your landscape. Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

Will April showers bring May flowers? Visit the Tropical Flowering Tree Society's annual show & sale to learn about what’s in bloom and get expert help in choosing flowering trees, shrubs and vines for your landscape.

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Family Fun at the South Florida Butterfly Garden

Saturday, May 7, 2016 10:30 AM to
Saturday, May 7, 2016 2:30 PM

Add to Calendar 5/7/2016 10:30:00 AM 5/7/2016 2:30:00 PM Family Fun at the South Florida Butterfly Garden Visit the Lisa D. Anness Butterfly Garden and learn how to create a safe butterfly haven in your own backyard. Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

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, May 8, 2016 10:30 AM to
Sunday, May 8, 2016 2:30 PM

Add to Calendar 5/8/2016 10:30:00 AM 5/8/2016 2:30:00 PM Family Fun at the South Florida Butterfly Garden Visit the Lisa D. Anness Butterfly Garden and learn how to create a safe butterfly haven in your own backyard. Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

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

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Mother's Day Brunch at Fairchild

Sunday, May 8, 2016 10:30 AM to
Sunday, May 8, 2016 2:30 PM

Add to Calendar 5/8/2016 10:30:00 AM 5/8/2016 2:30:00 PM Mother's Day Brunch at Fairchild

Treat your favorite lady to a delicious brunch hosted by the award-winning Creative Tastes Catering and Events Production Company.

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Treat your favorite lady to a delicious brunch hosted by the award-winning Creative Tastes Catering and Events Production Company.

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Mother's Day Tea

Sunday, May 8, 2016 3:00 PM to
Sunday, May 8, 2016 5:00 PM

Add to Calendar 5/8/2016 3:00:00 PM 5/8/2016 5:00:00 PM Mother's Day Tea Join us on the Veranda and in the Ballroom of the Jean Ellen DuPont Shehan Visitor Center as we celebrate mothers and grandmothers with a lovely Afternoon Tea. Guests will be treated to scones, savories and desserts served by delightful garden volunteers while enjoying live music  Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

Join us on the Veranda and in the Ballroom of the Jean Ellen DuPont Shehan Visitor Center as we celebrate mothers and grandmothers with a lovely Afternoon Tea. Guests will be treated to scones, savories and desserts served by delightful garden volunteers while enjoying live music 

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Awards Ceremony for Middle Schools

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 6:30 PM to
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 8:30 PM

Add to Calendar 5/11/2016 6:30:00 PM 5/11/2016 8:30:00 PM Awards Ceremony for Middle Schools 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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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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Inexpensive garden fun with hypertufa pots

Friday, May 13, 2016

Always on the lookout for quality plant pots that don’t cost a fortune? Making your own is cheap, fun and easy. You may never buy one again after trying this method for simulating aged, weathered alpine plant pots.

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Trees and Shrubs – Proper Trimming Techniques

Saturday, May 14, 2016 9:00 AM to
Saturday, May 14, 2016 12:00 PM

Add to Calendar 5/14/2016 9:00:00 AM 5/14/2016 12:00:00 PM Trees and Shrubs – Proper Trimming Techniques When you trim your trees and shrubs, do you worry you may be trimming too much? Or possibly not trimming enough? This class is always a great refresher for gardeners to take as they get ready for that busy growing season here in sunny South Florida and to be prepared for the start of hurricane season on June 1st.  Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

When you trim your trees and shrubs, do you worry you may be trimming too much? Or possibly not trimming enough? This class is always a great refresher for gardeners to take as they get ready for that busy growing season here in sunny South Florida and to be prepared for the start of hurricane season on June 1st. 

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Let’s Explore at Fairchild (LEAF)

Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:30 AM to
Sunday, May 15, 2016 2:30 PM

Add to Calendar 5/14/2016 10:30:00 AM 5/15/2016 2:30:00 PM Let’s Explore at Fairchild (LEAF) 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. Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

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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Rain may wash away ...

Monday, May 16, 2016

 

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Awards Ceremony for High Schools

Monday, May 16, 2016 6:30 PM to
Monday, May 16, 2016 8:30 PM

Add to Calendar 5/16/2016 6:30:00 PM 5/16/2016 8:30:00 PM Awards Ceremony for High Schools 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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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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The Bamboo Garden – A Private Garden Tour and Lecture

Saturday, May 21, 2016 9:00 AM to
Saturday, May 21, 2016 11:00 AM

Add to Calendar 5/21/2016 9:00:00 AM 5/21/2016 11:00:00 AM The Bamboo Garden – A Private Garden Tour and Lecture Bamboo, the largest member of the grass family, evokes images of the tropics. Be inspired as this talented grower takes you on a walking tour of his bamboo garden. Gary will demonstrate proper plant placement, trimming, mulching, fertilizing and maintenance to successfully grow bamboo in South Florida.  Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

Bamboo, the largest member of the grass family, evokes images of the tropics. Be inspired as this talented grower takes you on a walking tour of his bamboo garden. Gary will demonstrate proper plant placement, trimming, mulching, fertilizing and maintenance to successfully grow bamboo in South Florida. 

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Tropical Fern & Exotic Plant Society Show and Sale

Saturday, May 21, 2016 9:30 AM to
Sunday, May 22, 2016 4:30 PM

Add to Calendar 5/21/2016 9:30:00 AM 5/22/2016 4:30:00 PM Tropical Fern & Exotic Plant Society Show and Sale Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

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Hipstamatic

Saturday, May 21, 2016 10:30 AM to
Saturday, May 21, 2016 1:30 PM

Add to Calendar 5/21/2016 10:30:00 AM 5/21/2016 1:30:00 PM Hipstamatic Did you know that the “Hipstamatic Camera App is a world-class photography app and Apple’s original App of the Year”? Having your iPhone ready and available at a moment’s notice can enable you to capture that perfect photo.  With the Hipstamatic camera app you can capture that photo like never before without post processing. Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

Did you know that the “Hipstamatic Camera App is a world-class photography app and Apple’s original App of the Year”? Having your iPhone ready and available at a moment’s notice can enable you to capture that perfect photo.  With the Hipstamatic camera app you can capture that photo like never before without post processing.

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Multiply those plants

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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Let’s Explore at Fairchild (LEAF)

Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:30 AM to
Sunday, May 29, 2016 2:30 PM

Add to Calendar 5/28/2016 10:30:00 AM 5/29/2016 2:30:00 PM Let’s Explore at Fairchild (LEAF) 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. Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

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, May 28, 2016 10:30 AM to
Saturday, May 28, 2016 2:30 PM

Add to Calendar 5/28/2016 10:30:00 AM 5/28/2016 2:30:00 PM Family Fun at the South Florida Butterfly Garden Visit the Lisa D. Anness Butterfly Garden and learn how to create a safe butterfly haven in your own backyard. Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

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, May 29, 2016 10:30 AM to
Sunday, May 29, 2016 2:30 PM

Add to Calendar 5/29/2016 10:30:00 AM 5/29/2016 2:30:00 PM Family Fun at the South Florida Butterfly Garden Visit the Lisa D. Anness Butterfly Garden and learn how to create a safe butterfly haven in your own backyard. Fairchild Tropical Botanics Gardens contactus@fairchildgarden.org MM/DD/YYYY axDaZzWwrzTRZGFqimyP24857

 

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

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