Fairchild Events


Botany Course—Tropical Botany

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 12:00 AM to
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 11:59 PM


Tropical Botany

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What’s that weed? Edible purslane

Friday, July 3, 2015

Don’t you wish growing edibles was like growing weeds? It can be. What is a weed, really, but a plant growing where we don’t want it to grow? Many weeds, it turns out, are indeed edible. Here’s a weed you can eat, is fairly attractive, and has an interesting history: Purslane (Portulaca oleracea).

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Rare Fruit Council International

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 8:30 PM to
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 10:30 PM


Join the Rare Fruit Council and this month's speaker, Patrick Garvey, for his presentation "Grimal Grove Restoration."

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Taming the wild mango

Friday, July 10, 2015

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Mango, mango, mango

Saturday, July 11, 2015

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Coral Gables, FL, July 21, 2015Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is now accepting entries for its two “Birds of South Florida” Photo Contests as part of the Bird Festival presented by Fairchild and the Tropical Audubon Society. In addition to the annual photo contest for adults, new this year is a bird photo contest for kids. Entering the contest is free and open to all amateur photographers. The deadline for entries is Friday, September 18.

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Coalition for Orchid Species (COS)

Monday, July 20, 2015 8:00 PM to
Monday, July 20, 2015 10:30 PM


Join the Coalition for Orchid Species at their monthly meeting. This month's speaker is Tomas Brajza will be illuminating the 'Giant World of Miniature Orchids and How to Grow "COOL" in Miami.' 

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Bromeliad Society of South Florida

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 8:00 PM to
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:30 PM


Join the Bromeliad Society of South Florida and this month's speaker Terry Bert for "The Quietly Riotous Q and R Bromeliads." This talk is about Quesnelia, Racinaea and Ronnbergia, three surprisingly diverse and beautiful genera.

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Tropical Garden Spring 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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The reviled roach has a role in the garden

Friday, July 24, 2015

When I lived in New York, I was plagued by what we called waterbugs. They are what Floridians call palmetto bugs. Nearly universally despised, roaches play a necessary garden role as recyclers. Why do we hate them so?

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Ricardo’s Summer Watercolor Workshop

Saturday, July 25, 2015 10:30 AM to
Saturday, July 25, 2015 5:30 PM


Pick up those watercolor brushes and learn some fresh ideas in watercolor techniques in this mid-summer unstructured workshop. Ricardo will begin with a morning demonstration of color mixing techniques and composition.

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Tropical Fruits in Watercolors with Artist Hillary Parker

Thursday, July 30, 2015 11:00 AM to
Thursday, July 30, 2015 3:00 PM


This one day workshop with Hillary Parker focuses on painting the edible tropical fruits grown at Fairchild and throughout South Florida.

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Summer Sizzles in Your Oils and Acrylics with Artist Marcelle Zanetti

Friday, July 31, 2015 11:00 AM to
Friday, July 31, 2015 3:00 PM


Would you like to add inspiration and vibrancy to your paintings? Just one vivid painting can spark the personality of a room. Let our talented Ms. Zanetti teach you how to incorporate your inner feelings into new works or give existing ones a little boost.

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