Fairchild Events


Annual Gala in the Garden

Saturday, February 4, 2017 6:30 PM to
Saturday, February 4, 2017 11:30 PM


Gala in the Garden is Fairchild's largest annual fundraiser. In its 24th year, guests will enjoy an evening of unmatched beauty, while celebrating and supporting our programs in science education, conservation, horticulture and research.

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Sunday Sounds

Sunday, February 5, 2017 1:00 PM to
Sunday, February 5, 2017 2:00 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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Thursday Nights and Moonlight Tour at Fairchild

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


Enjoy Fairchild after dark on select Thursday Nights for informative lectures, art exhibition and tram tours highlighting night blooming plants.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017 9:30 AM to
Saturday, February 11, 2017 1:00 PM


Are you ready for more mouthwatering Indian favorites by our favorite Indian chef? In this hands-on class, Chef Billo will gently guide you in the creation of these two very popular Indian snacks – samosas and vegetable pakoras – along with a complement of chutneys made from tamarind and mint. Explore the history and background of these traditional and distinctive Indian recipes and then enjoy the flavorful end results.

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Freaks of the plant world

Friday, February 17, 2017

Freaks of the plant world

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Artistic Flower Macro Photography

Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:00 AM to
Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:00 AM


Learn to capture the best of what’s in bloom at the Garden. This class will review the best camera settings to create different interpretative flower images in the garden. It will teach shallow focus and hyper focal techniques to create botanical art of the flora at Fairchild. Different lighting techniques to produce dramatic images will be used and there will be a review of the work of famous flower photographers, while exploring their different techniques. Time in the field will be used to learn how to manage the subject, use the correct approach and effectively compose the image. 


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Growing Orchids in South Florida

Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:30 AM to
Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:30 PM


Sandy, past president of South Florida Orchid Society and the Orchid Society of Coral Gables, will share her tips and techniques to successfully purchase, grow and enjoy orchids.  Cultural requirements for common orchids will be addressed, with demonstrations of dividing and repotting orchids, how to choose potting materials and types of orchid pots and mounts.


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