Fairchild Events


A little history lesson about Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden - Part 1

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

David Fairchild David Fairchild (1869-1954) was one of the greatest plant explorers of all time. At the age of 22, he created the Section of Foreign Seed and Plant Introduction of the United States Department of Agriculture, and for the next 37 years, he traveled the world in search of plants of potential use to the American people. His far-reaching travels brought into cultivation in the U.S. many important plants, including mangos, alfalfa, nectarines, dates, horseradish, bamboos and ...

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Mark di Suvero Sculpture Exhibition Set for Art Basel Opening

Friday, December 5, 2008

  Mark di Suvero Sculpture Exhibition Set for Art Basel Opening at FairchildTropicalBotanic Garden  Massive Olompali Sculpture Makes International Debut  Mark di Suvero at Fairchild December 6, 2008 through May 31, 2009 Miami, FL - Renowned artist Mark di Suvero's enormous steel sculptures will soon rise over Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's world famous flowering trees and vines, lush rainforest and bustling butterfly garden. Fairchild will open Mark di Suvero at Fairchild, an...

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Come see our lowlands and enjoy the wonderful sculptures by Mark di Suvero

Monday, December 8, 2008

I have to go to the nursery in a few minutes to work with one of my volunteers. We propagate plants all year long for our three annual plant sales. Before I leave, I want to urge everyone to visit Fairchild during the next six months. This time of the year is cool, sunny and a great time to explore the habitat areas found in FTBG's lowlands. Our pine rockland area is full of plants native to this critically imperiled habitat. Our pines, palmettos, wildflowers, wild basil, American ...

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Fairchild Announces New Director

Thursday, December 11, 2008

   For Immediate Release Fairchild Announces New Director Coral Gables, FL, December 11, 2008-Dr.Carl Lewis has been named Director of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, one of the premier conservation and education-based gardens in the world. Dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants, Fairchild attracts more than 400,000 visitors and serves over 50,000 school children each year.  Following a unanimous vote by Fairchild's Board of Trustees, Dr....

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A little history lesson about Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden - Part 2

Monday, December 15, 2008

Foundations The first 15 years saw the construction of its primary buildings and landscape features, including the Montgomery Palmetum, Bailey Palm Glade, Allee and Overlook, Vine Pergola, Amphitheatre, Gate House, Montgomery Library and Museum, 11 lakes, stone terracing walls, irrigation systems, Moos Sunken Garden, and Nell Montgomery Garden House auditorium. Later buildings included the Davis House (1953), Hawkes Laboratory (1960), Robbins Plant Science Building (1967), Rare Plant ...

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Fairchild's International Chocolate Festival Coming Up In January!

Monday, December 22, 2008

 Fairchild's International Chocolate Festival Coming Up In January!  Coral Gables, FL, December 23, 2008-Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is excited to announce the  International Chocolate Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, January 24 & 25, 2009! The International Chocolate Festival is bigger and better than ever and in its third year after a whopping 12,000 attendees flocked to Fairchild last year. For two days visitors will be immersed in the wonderful...

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