Monday, April 3, 2017



Media contact: Maureen Tan
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
305-667-1651, ext. 3392

Visitors take home plants from Fairchild’s Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale

Coral Gables, FL, March 27, 2017 – Celebrate the beginning of spring with an outdoor festival filled with delicious foods, gardening tips, and plant sales. The Spring Garden Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is held Saturday, April 8 – Sunday, April 9 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Fairchild horticulturists and local plant vendors have been growing amazing plant specimens for the 38th Annual Spring Plant Sale. Festival attendees can peruse hundreds of native and exotic plants to add to their growing landscapes. Not sure how to incorporate or care for your new plants? There will be gardening demonstrations all weekend where guests can learn the best ways to care for and maintain their current plantings. To celebrate National Poetry Month, every plant purchased from the Spring Plant Sale will come with a poem written by a local elementary school student. O, Miami and Fairchild are joining together to promote and enjoy the poetry of gardens.

Spring wouldn’t be complete without delicious foods. Browse vegetables, handmade food, and artisan products from local vendors. Pick up a cooking trick as renowned local chefs will lead cooking demonstrations to teach visitors how to make unique spring dishes using fresh, seasonal ingredients.

For a quick escape from the heat, head on over to the Spring Garden Tea, part of Fairchild’s Afternoon Tea series, in the Baobab Courtyard each day from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. A variety of tea blends will be served with scones, savories, and sweets. Additional costs apply. After tea, check out a fitness class with Equinox Merrick Park as they host yoga, meditation and boot camp sessions at the Overlook and Allee.

We have plenty of family-friendly activities planned. Children will be able to learn about Fairchild’s Growing Beyond Earth project, conducted in partnership with NASA.

Don’t forget to take a walk through the outdoor tropical Rainforest to discover the amazing Orchid Odyssey exhibit featuring dozens of orchid varieties in full bloom. Afterwards, head over to the Garden House where 150 original works from more than 50 artists and Fairchild art instructors will be featured as part of the Fairchild Artists in Bloom exhibition.

Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up, $12 for children 6-17, and free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156.

For more info, please visit the Spring Garden Festival webpage or call 305-667-1651.


About Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Established in 1938 and comprising 83 acres in Miami, Fla., Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. The world-renowned plant collections feature palms, cycads, orchids, tropical fruit trees and more. Fairchild has the largest education program of any metropolitan area, reaching more than 200,000 schoolchildren each year with environmental programs like The Fairchild Challenge. It aims to inspire a greater knowledge and love for plants and gardening so that all can enjoy the beauty and bounty of the tropical world. Special events include Chocolate, Mango, and Orchid Festivals in addition to an annual art exhibition, concerts, plant sales and more. 


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