Fairchild Raises the “Woof” with Dog Days at Fairchild This Sunday!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fairchild Raises the “Woof” with Dog Days at Fairchild This Sunday!

 Coral Gables, FL, September 20, 2009 On Sunday, September 27, Fairchild is thrilled to host Dog Day at Fairchild, a special day dedicated to your furry four legged friends. Bring your pooch and take advantage of this great opportunity to enjoy Fairchild’s lush surroundings, big, open spaces and awesome activities for dogs and owners alike!

Don’t miss out—this is the only day of the year that dogs will be allowed throughout the Garden and on the tram. For more information, please call 305-663-8091. For Dog Day’s rules and regulations, please go to www.fairchildgarden.org.

 Here are just a few of the highlights of Dog Day at Fairchild:

  •  The Miami Obedience Club’s dogs will perform agility trials
  • Soaring Cindy, nine year old rescue greyhound and world record high jump holder
  • Coral Gables Police Canines demonstrating their work
  • The Dog Scouts troop # 129
  • Pet photographer and pet portrait painter
  • Mobile Vet
  • Canine Counseling
  • Dog Watch of South Florida
  • The Doggie Bag Cafe‘ (organic gourmet dog food and treats)
  • Great selection of dog Halloween costumes

 About Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. It is one of the premier conservation and education-based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation. Currently Fairchild has field programs in over 20 countries including support to protected areas in Madagascar and Africa and botanic garden development and renovation projects in South and Central America, the Caribbean and Middle East. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden houses palm and cycad collections that are nationally recognized by the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), has the world’s greatest living collection of palms and cycads; an education program reaching more than 50,000 school children per year; hosts popular events like the International Chocolate Festival, International Mango Festival and International Orchid Festival, the Ramble, concerts, affiliated plant society shows and sales and more; and, is a not-for-profit organization relying on the support of its 45,000 members and benefactors. Fairchild hosts major art events such as Mark di Suvero, Fernando Botero, Dale Chihuly and Kris Martin at Fairchild this year, Botero, Lichtenstein and Chihuly at Fairchild in 2008 and Chihuly at Fairchild in 2005 and 2006. Fairchild is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables (Miami), Florida 33156, just a thirty minute drive from South Beach. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and Fairchild members. For more information, please visit us at www.fairchildgarden.org and on Facebook and Twitter.