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Tropicolor: Bold + Beautiful Planting Combinations for Subtropical Gardens

Thursday, February 1, 2018 6:30 PM to
Thursday, February 1, 2018 9:00 PM

 

Join Miami landscape designer, Carlos Somoza, on a journey through subtropical gardens that illustrate stunning plant combinations which can be used in your private gardens and on your balconies.

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Aroid Society Show and Sale

Saturday, February 3, 2018 10:30 AM to
Sunday, February 4, 2018 5:30 PM

 

The Aroid Society Show and Sale will take place at Fairchild on February 3-4, 2018.

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Gala in the Garden

Saturday, February 3, 2018 6:30 PM to
Saturday, February 3, 2018 11:30 PM

 

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Sunday Sounds

Sunday, February 4, 2018 1:00 PM to
Sunday, February 4, 2018 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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Become Vanda Savvy with Dr. Motes

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 7:00 PM to
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 9:00 PM

 

This is perfect timing for Vanda fans to learn about these gorgeous orchids.  South Florida will have numerous orchid shows and sales during the upcoming months and here is your chance to hone your knowledge.

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Sunrise and Early Morning Photography at Fairchild with Carlos Causo

Saturday, February 17, 2018 7:00 AM to
Saturday, February 17, 2018 10:00 AM

 

Students will experience the sunrise as they photograph Fairchild’s spectacular garden landscapes. This course will offer the opportunity to photograph the Garden’s lush greenery, dramatically lit by the rising sun. Participants will receive instruction and demonstrations on photographing outdoors in the early morning natural light.

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Trees and Shrubs – Proper Trimming Techniques

Saturday, February 17, 2018 10:00 AM to
Saturday, February 17, 2018 12:00 PM

 

When you trim your trees and shrubs, do you worry you may be trimming too much? Or possibly not trimming enough?

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Creative iPhoneography with Shirley Drevich

Saturday, February 17, 2018 1:00 PM to
Saturday, February 17, 2018 4:00 PM

 

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.

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What flower is a South Florida gardener’s best friend? Hint: not impatiens

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

What flower is a South Florida gardener’s best friend? Hint: not impatiens

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He found the mysterious lemon growing on doorsteps in China. Now it’s a US favorite.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

He found the mysterious lemon growing on doorsteps in China. Now it’s a US favorite.

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What flower tolerates poor soil, little water and Miami’s summers — and is edible?

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

What flower tolerates poor soil, little water and Miami’s summers — and is edible?

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This plant’s many species range from houseplants to ground cover to shrubs

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

This plant’s many species range from houseplants to ground cover to shrubs

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Artistic Flower Macro Photography with Pedro Lastra

Saturday, February 24, 2018 8:00 AM to
Saturday, February 24, 2018 11:00 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.

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Bromeliads: Easy Tropicals for Your South Florida Garden

Saturday, February 24, 2018 10:00 AM to
Saturday, February 24, 2018 12:00 PM

 

Learn the basics of growing these attractive, adaptable and colorful epiphytes. 

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From Fairchild Orchid Lab to Your Garden

Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:00 PM to
Saturday, February 24, 2018 3:00 PM

 

Orchid seeds are unlike any other plant’s seeds. Called “dust seeds”, they are so tiny that they lack the nutrient content to start the germination process. In the wild, orchid seeds must prey on fungi to obtain this food, an exceedingly rare event. However, under laboratory conditions, we can provide the seeds with nutrients via plant culture media and achieve nearly 100% germination.

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Flora and Fauna Life in Botanical Illustrations with Leo Hernandez

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 1:00 PM to
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 3:30 PM

 

This new class is for both novices and experienced artists. Our experienced illustrator, Leo Hernandez, will guide students in the realistic representation of plants with an emphasis on combining them with other natural subjects such as wildlife.

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Photographing the Garden at Sunset and Moonrise with Carlos Causo

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 6:00 PM to
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 8:00 PM

 

Here is your chance to photograph Fairchild during that magic hour of sunset as it highlights the winter evening sky. This class affords you the opportunity to benefit from an expert’s instruction in photographing the Garden just as the moon is rising.

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