The Tropical Garden Magazine

The triannual member publication of
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

The Tropical Garden reaches people devoted to gardening, the outdoors, horticulture, botany, science, landscaping, nature, natural history and all the delights of gardening that make it such a growing passion and pastime in Florida and far beyond. The Tropical Garden is an award-winning (writing, photography and design), full-color publication.

Each issue of the full-color magazine includes features on everything from botany, horticulture, agriculture, botanical exploration, conservation and noteworthy topics related to the world of tropical plants—from Florida's backyards to the larger, global environment.

Stay updated with what's going on at Fairchild, South Florida, the world of plants, and more.

Current issue
Volume 73, No. 3 (December 2018)

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Next issue (Vol. 74, No. 1) will be in homes the week of May 1, 2019.

Highlights of the Current Issue

A Closer Look at Palm Flowers
Landscapes We Love: Palms
The Restoration of the Iconic Vine Pergola
Stone in the Garden
New Plants Continue
Plant Collecting for Butterflies in Costa Rica

Book Review
From the Archives: David Fairchild on Film!
From the American Orchid Society
Tropical Cuisine
Garden Wildlife
What to do in your Garden
Behind the Scenes
Classes at Fairchild—the full list of our ever-popular classes in cooking, photography, horticulture, art, and more

Fairchild's work is reported on by organizations ranging from local media to National Geographic. Our partners include local municipalities and Miami-Dade County public schools involved in The Million Orchid Project, to NASA, with whom Fairchild is researching plants best suited for growth in space-station conditions to ultimately provide astronauts the ability to be self-sustaining.

For more information about The Tropical Garden magazine, contact us.

Current issues are a benefit of Fairchild Membership. Back issues are posted to our media page and accessible to everyone. They may be accessed here.


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The Tropical Garden recently earned three awards from the Florida Magazine Association 2017 Charlie Awards and eight awards from the 2018 ceremony, including:

Four Charlie Awards (the top honor) including one for "Overall Best Writing"
Three Silver Awards
One Bronze Award

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