Ramble Festival

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Fairchild‘s Ramble Festival Celebrates

Tropical Living in South Florida This Weekend


Coral Gables, FL, November 12, 2007-Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will host the always anticipated Ramble-A Garden Festival on Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This year Fairchild celebrates Ramble‘s 67th anniversary. A blend of old traditions and new introductions, the Ramble offers visitors over twelve acres of plants, garden accessories, antiques, food, music and activities for adults and children alike. This year, as a new addition to the festival, we will have an array of slow food demonstrations from well-known South Florida chefs throughout the weekend.


Here is a list of what‘s being offered at this year‘s Ramble:

  • Plants-With more than 15,000 plants for sale, it is the largest sale of the year in South Florida
  • Nell‘s Tea Garden-Making old traditions new-complete with tea service, umbrella tables and ladies in lovely hats serving teas of many flavors
  • Slow Food Demonstrations--Visit the Greenmarket Area sponsored by Slow Food Miami where well-known South Florida chefs will demonstrate their culinary skills with fresh, organic food
  • Antique and Collectibles-Fabulous finds for anyone interested in acquiring items of quality, age, beauty and distinction including a lovely owl collection
  • Garden & Artist‘s Marketplace-Offering a large selection of garden-related items and original paintings, watercolors, photographs, sculptures and ceramics
  • Old & Rare Books-Thousands of books covering a wide range of subjects at great prices with an incredible selection of botanical and art books
  • Kid Way-Face painting, interactive music shows, musical performances, carnival games, butterfly face painting and more for children
  • Farmer‘s Greenmarket-Buy fresh herb plants for the season at the Herb booth, stock up on organic produce, fresh baked goods, mango salsa, honey, homemade soaps and more
  • Garden of Chocolate-The world of chocolate from cacao plants to homemade chocolates
  •  Fabulous Food-Choose from gourmet pizza, crepes, conch fritters, mango passion fruit ice cream, hot dogs, corn on the cob and more
  • Live music-Enjoy the unique sights and sounds of the Dutch Waterpoorter Street Organ, steel kettle drums and more
  • Ramble Raffle-More than 60 prizes to give away
  • Veranda Restaurant-Full sit-down menu located in the Jean duPont Shehan Visitor Center Ballroom


About Ramble

The Ramble Festival is in its 67th year and continues to be fall‘s most anticipated event in South Florida. Ramble will take place Saturday and Sunday November 17 and 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, 33156. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and Fairchild members. For more information, please visit www.fairchildgarden.org


About Fairchild

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. It is one of the premier research and education-based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in conservation. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden houses the National Palm Collection as recognized by the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), has the world‘s greatest living collection of palms; an education program reaching more than 26,000 school children per year; hosts popular events like the International Mango and Orchid Festivals, the Ramble, concerts, affiliated plant society shows and sales and more; and, is a not-for-profit organization relying on the support of its 36,000 members and benefactors. Fairchild is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables (Miami), Florida 33156. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for Children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and Fairchild members. For more information, please visit www.fairchildgarden.org.


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