Monday, March 21, 2016



Media contact: Brooke LeMaire
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
305-667-1651, ext. 3392

A visitor takes home plants from Fairchild’s Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale


Coral Gables, FL, March 22, 2016 – Celebrate the arrival of spring with an outdoor festival brimming with delicious foods, gardening tips, and plant sales to prepare for a great growing season. The Spring Garden Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is Saturday, April 9 – Sunday, April 10 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Fairchild horticulturists and local plant vendors have been hard at work growing amazing plant specimens for the 37th Annual Spring Plant Sale. Festival attendees can peruse hundreds of native and exotic plants to pick the ideal ones for their landscaping projects. Expert-led gardening demos will show guests the best ways to care for new flora, maintain their current plantings, and create an edible garden.


Spring wouldn’t be complete without delicious foods. Browse vegetables, herbs, handmade food, and artisan products from local vendors. Renowned local chefs will lead cooking demos to teach visitors how to make unique spring dishes using seasonal ingredients. A spring beer garden will sample crisp brews perfect for the season.


For a nice respite, enjoy 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. Delicious tea blends will be served with scones, savories, and sweets. Additional costs apply.


There’s plenty of fun for the whole family. Special children’s activities will be held throughout the weekend, including hands-on science activities and kid-friendly cooking demos.


Don’t forget to take a walk through the Rainforest to discover the amazing Orchid Odyssey exhibit featuring dozens of orchid varieties in dazzling colors. This is also the last month to see Clyde Butcher’s “Preserving Eden” photography exhibition, on view in the Arts Center until April 30.


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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