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Spring Garden Festival and 40th Annual Spring Plant Sale

Spring Garden Festival and 40th Annual Spring Plant Sale

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 9:30 AM to Sunday, April 14, 2019 4:30 PM

Spring is in the air and that means our annual Spring Garden Festival featuring the 40th Spring Plant Sale is back! It’s a weekend full of fun at Fairchild.

Shop the plant sale for one-of-a-kind plants, many new introductions from our plant explorers, grab a bite from local food trucks while enjoying live music, shop in the marketplace for artisan products and handmade goods, catch a cooking demonstration, sip spring brews in the beer garden, engage with our educators or learn gardening tips from our horticulturists!

View some of the plants grown by Fairchild for the Spring Plant Sale!

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Welcome to the Spring Garden Festival: 
a weekend garden party!

And it's plants, plants and plants all weekend! 

Springtime in Miami can only mean one thing: the Spring Plant Sale at Fairchild. For 40 years, we've been offering the best plant sale in South Florida. And this year will be even better! Be sure to arrive early to stock up on those special plants grown exclusively for you by our expert horticulturists. There will also be plant vendors selling hundreds of varieties and species of plants. It's a one-stop-DIY garden shopping experience.

Garden Lectures & Cooking Demonstrations 

Garden House 

Saturday, April 13 

10:00 a.m. - Garden Lecture - Dr. Noris Ledesma, Fairchild, Gardening in South Florida 
11:00 a.m. - Garden Lecture, Nicholas Sardina, Florida Power and Light, 
The Right Tree for the Right Place. 
12:00 p.m. - Cooking Demonstration - Chef Maury Crespo, Casa Lago Tasting Room- Hibiscus Tea Party Creme Brulee! 
1:00 p.m. - Jennifer Possley, Fairchild, Gardening with Pine Rockland Plants, the Connect to Protect Program
2:00 p.m. - Cooking Demonstration - Chef Ernesto Valentine-
Llnguini al Roso with Chicken and Artichokes!

Sunday, April 14 

10:00 a.m. - Garden Lecture - Evelyn Block, Fairchild, Fairchild's Food Forest 
11:00 a.m. - Garden Lecture - Dr. Brett Jestrow, Fairchild, What's in the Our Conservatories, Planting Monday Hightlights Walk Tour 
12:00 p.m. - Cooking Demonstration - Chef Maury Crespo, Casa Lago Tasting Room
Hibiscus Tea Party Creme Brulee!
1:00 p.m. - Garden Lecture - Dr. Chad Husby, Fairchild, Exploring Trip in Thailand, Hightlights and Stories 
2:00 p.m. - Cooking Demonstration - Chef Ernesto Valentine-  Llnguini al Roso with Chicken and Artichokes!

Cooking Demonstrations Generously Sponsored by: 


Spring Beer Garden & Bar 

Sip craft beers flights from local breweries perfect for the spring season or purchase a delighful spring cocktail 

Fairchild Artists in Bloom Marketplace

During the Festival, please join artists who will be displaying and selling unique art in the Garden House.

Education Stations

Join us and learn about Fairchild’s Growing Beyond Earth project, designed in partnership with NASA, to help identify edible plants for long distance space travel. Use high tech tools from our new Innovation Studio (opening this summer) to create and plant your very own Growing Beyond Earth plant pod to take home. Don’t forget to pick up your space passport now and let your journey through the garden begin.

Admission Pricing

The Spring Garden Festival is included with the price of admission to the Garden. 
Free for Fairchild Members
Adults: $25
Seniors (age 65 and up): $18
Children (ages 6-17): $12
Free for children 5 and younger

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Convert your admission toward a Fairchild Membership

We're sure you'll enjoy your the Spring Garden Festival and your visit to the Garden, so we've made it easy for you to apply the price of your admission toward a membership on the day of your visit. Any of our friendly admission personnel can assist you during your visit. Click here to learn about becoming a member.

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