Thursday Nights and Moonlight Tour at Fairchild

Thursday Nights and Moonlight Tour at Fairchild

Moonlight Tour and Lecture

When: Thursday, February 9, 2017 6:00 PM to Thursday, February 9, 2017 9:00 PM

Make Fairchild your destination on select Thursday Nights from January through March 2017. Each evening is designed to help you relax and enjoy the beauty of Fairchild after-hours in all its splendor.

From narrated tram tours that focus on the wonder of our night-blooming plants to lectures by renowned invited guests, star gazing with the Southern Cross Astronomical Society at the Bailey Palm Glade to sunset yoga and more! There's something for everyone, so make Fairchild your have-to fun on Thursday Nights. It's perfect for date night, fun with family and friends and with your kids!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

  • Tram Tours at 6:00 p.m. (narrated), 7:00 p.m. (silent) and 8:00 p.m. (silent)
  • Lecture at the Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan Arts Center
  • Yoga presented by Rina Yoga in the Arts Center Courtyard at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Stargazing with the Southern Cross Astronomical Society at the Bailey Palm Glade 
  • Music on the Mosaic by Inca Spirit 
  • The Shop at Fairchild will be open 

Don't this month's featured lecture! 
7:00 p.m. in the Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan Arts Center 
Gardens of Miami, presented by the Villagers 

Through more than 400 full-color photographs, lively garden stories and captions, ‘The Villagers Present Gardens of Miami’ is an idea book – a wish book - that promotes the advancement, expansion and recognition of the practice of landscape architecture by Florida licensed landscape architects, designers and amateurs within the unique ecoregion of Miami-Dade County.

27 exceptional and previously unpublished gardens serve as inspiration to others who live and practice under challenging environmental conditions. The book is the result of an intensive collaborative effort over a two-year period, by a small group of landscape architects, Villagers club members, gardeners, writers, editors, and a prolific photographer and book designer.   The project also celebrates and supports a 50-year old philanthropic organization, The Villagers of Miami-Dade County, which is dedicated to preserving historic landscapes and buildings through grants and scholarships.

Speakers include:

Steven Brooke won the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and the National AIA Honor Award. He has photographed over 40 books on architecture and design, nine of which he has also written. He is on the faculty of the University of Miami’s School of Architecture.

Joanna Lombard is a professor in the University of Miami’s School of Architecture.  A graduate of Tulane and Harvard, she is a registered architect with a consulting practice in healthcare design, urbanism and architecture. Her numerous publications include Great Houses of Florida (Rizzoli).

Elaine Mills is a registered landscape architect and writer. Her practice has included preservation of Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr.’s historic “museum of botany and dendrology” at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey; and narrating and conserving the native landscapes of Florida and the Caribbean.

Julie Petrella Arch is a University of Florida Master Gardener, horticulturist, landscape design consultant and frequent lecturer.  She is the Director of the Edible Community Gardens Project and the Vice Chair of the City of Coral Gables Green Task Force.

Admission Pricing

Fairchild Members: $12; Member Seniors (age 65 and up): $10; Member Children (ages 6-17): $6, free for children 5 and younger; Non-member Adults: $25; Non-member Seniors (age 65 and up): $18; Non-member Children (ages 6-17): $12, free for children 5 and younger

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