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ZONE 10 RAISED BED VEGETABLE GARDENING

Thursday, October 18, 2018 11:00 AM to
Thursday, October 18, 2018 1:00 PM

 

If you like fresh, organic produce, this is the class for you. Topics such as plant lists, pests, fertilizer, soil and troubleshooting will be discussed. This lecture is an introduction for newbies to South Florida gardening and a great refresher for seasoned gardeners. Warning: Attendees tend to have rather abundant lettuce crops.

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BUTTERFLY AND HUMMINGBIRD EARLY MORNING PHOTOGRAPHY - Section A

Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:00 AM to
Saturday, October 20, 2018 10:00 AM

 

Photograph the beauties in Wings of the Tropics, Fairchild’s butterfly conservatory. Pedro Lastra will introduce you to the world of tropical butterflies and will teach you how to use your equipment to capture these beauties of the Garden.

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USING THE HIPSTAMATIC APP ON YOUR iPHONE

Saturday, October 20, 2018 1:00 PM to
Saturday, October 20, 2018 4:00 PM

 

Did you know that the "Hipstamatic Camera App is a world-class photography app and Apple's original App of the Year"? Having your iPhone ready and available at a moment's notice can enable you to capture that perfect photo. With the Hipstamatic camera app you can capture that photo like never before without post processing.

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Meditation for the Mind: learn the principles and methods of meditation for spiritual growth

Sunday, October 21, 2018 11:00 AM to
Sunday, October 21, 2018 12:00 PM

 

Meditation for the Mind: learn the principles and methods of meditation for spiritual growth

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PAINTING AUTUMN’S HARVEST IN WATERCOLORS – INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Monday, October 22, 2018 10:00 AM to
Monday, October 22, 2018 1:00 PM

 

Painting fall fruits, gourds, and colorful leaves from New England is a fun way to explore autumn's gorgeous palette and unique forms! This is an excellent class for all students with previous basic watercolor experience, who are looking for opportunities to build upon, fine tune or master their watercolor skills by layering washes and glazes to create accurate color and beautiful, seamless form.

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USING iPHONEOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES DURING THE GOLDEN HOUR AND MOONRISE AT FAIRCHILD

Monday, October 22, 2018 5:00 PM to
Monday, October 22, 2018 8:00 PM

 

Don't miss this chance to experience the Garden with its stunning late afternoon glowing landscapes leading into a full moonrise. Ms. Drevich will offer effective techniques to take stunning photos of the fall sunset then leading into the moonrise using your iPhone. Students will then spend time creatively processing their images with a few choice apps in the classroom.

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NATURE MANUSCRIPTS ILLUSTRATED WITH WATERCOLORS AND CALLIGRAPHY

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 10:00 AM to
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 1:00 PM

 

Join Hillary Parker for this new and exciting class combining watercolor illustration and calligraphy. Join us as we explore the old world style of manuscripts and learn some techniques in calligraphy and watercolor illustration.

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HUNTER’S MOON: NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 5:30 PM to
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 8:00 PM

 

As autumn approaches, the South Florida sunsets seem to get richer with color and the moon bigger as it begins to rise. In this one-night class students will photograph the rise of the Hunter's Moon (October's full moon).

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Scarecrow and Pumpkin Patch Display

Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:30 AM to
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 4:30 PM

 

Come visit the man with the plan and his pumpkin friends too! 

 

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INTRODUCTION TO PHOTO ENCAUSTIC HOT WAX PAINTING

Thursday, October 25, 2018 10:00 AM to
Thursday, October 25, 2018 2:00 PM

 

This workshop will teach you how to take your photographs to a new creative level with the ancient art of encaustics. Encaustics is a mixed media technique that involves using a heated beeswax medium which is applied to a surface (here a mounted photograph) and then other materials such as paint, ground pigments and collaged elements are incorporated upon and within the wax.

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Friendly Creatures of the Night

Thursday, October 25, 2018 5:00 PM to
Thursday, October 25, 2018 8:00 PM

 

Come to Fairchild for a night of discovery!

An event for the whole family, where you will be learning about the night creatures dwelling in our South Florida backyards.

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PHO: THE CLASSIC VIETNAMESE NOODLE SOUP

Thursday, October 25, 2018 6:00 PM to
Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:00 PM

 

Learn how to make pho, Vietnam's most recognized and beloved beef noodle soup. You will not believe how easy, economical and delicious this dish can be. To accompany your noodle soup, Chef Teh will share some recipes for simple appetizers such as spring rolls and green papaya salad to balance your meal.

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Ghoulish Garden Halloween Bash at Fairchild

Friday, October 26, 2018 8:00 PM to
Friday, October 26, 2018 11:00 PM

 

Kick off your Halloween weekend at Fairchild's adult costume party! 

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SUNRISE-EARLY MORNING PHOTOGRAPHY AT FAIRCHILD - Section A

Saturday, October 27, 2018 7:30 AM to
Saturday, October 27, 2018 10:00 AM

 

Students will experience the sunrise as they photograph Fairchild's spectacular garden landscapes flora and fauna. This course will offer the opportunity to photograph the Garden's lush greenery, dramatically lit by the rising sun. Participants will receive instruction and demonstrations on photographing outdoors in the early morning natural light.

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Bird & Wildlife Weekend at Fairchild

Saturday, October 27, 2018 9:30 AM to
Sunday, October 28, 2018 4:30 PM

 

Explore Fairchild and the wildlife that calls the Garden home! Take a bird walk, sit in on informative lectures about birds, bees, butterflies, aquatic life and even the lizards in the Garden! 

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Trunk 'N Treat

Sunday, October 28, 2018 9:30 AM to
Sunday, October 28, 2018 4:30 PM

 

Calling all car and costume lovers!

Join us for a day of fall fun as we welcome Cars in the Garden, with a Halloween twist, back to Fairchild!  Trick-or-treat through the cars, see how the cars and their owners dress up, and stay for the car parade at 4:00 p.m. to see the cars parade out of the Garden in their costumes! 

 

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Meditation for the Mind: learn the principles and methods of meditation for spiritual growth

Sunday, October 28, 2018 11:00 AM to
Sunday, October 28, 2018 12:00 PM

 

Meditation for the Mind: learn the principles and methods of meditation for spiritual growth

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Howl-o-ween at Fairchild

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9:30 AM to
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 4:30 PM

 

At Fairchild’s Howl-o-ween guests can take advantage of a great opportunity to enjoy the Garden with their dogs as they parade through Fairchild’s lush surroundings all the while showing off their Halloween costumes. Guests and their dog can hop on any of the trams, make it a doggie tram ride! Now that's something to wag your tail about!

Join us at 1:00 p.m. for a tram ride dedicated to the dogs in costume! 

 

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Plant ID Workshop

Friday, November 2, 2018 1:00 PM to
Friday, November 2, 2018 3:00 PM

 

Do you have a plant in your garden that you aren't familiar with? Or, perhaps are looking to find out its origins and how it came to South Florida? If so, bring your specimen to Fairchild’s Herbarium and let our scientists uncover its secrets! Bring a cutting from your plant to Fairchild’s Herbarium team on the first Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m. and participate in our Plant Identification Workshop.

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Fall Garden Festival, featuring the 78th Annual Ramble

Friday, November 9, 2018 9:30 AM to
Sunday, November 11, 2018 4:30 PM

 

Plants, food, music, cooking, antiques, arts, crafts, books—the Fall Garden Festival Featuring the 77th Annual Ramble truly has something for everyone!

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Plant ID Workshop

Friday, December 7, 2018 1:00 PM to
Friday, December 7, 2018 3:00 PM

 

Do you have a plant in your garden that you aren't familiar with? Or, perhaps are looking to find out its origins and how it came to South Florida? If so, bring your specimen to Fairchild’s Herbarium and let our scientists uncover its secrets! Bring a cutting from your plant to Fairchild’s Herbarium team on the first Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m. and participate in our Plant Identification Workshop.

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Plant ID Workshop

Friday, January 4, 2019 1:00 PM to
Friday, January 4, 2019 3:00 PM

 

Do you have a plant in your garden that you aren't familiar with? Or, perhaps are looking to find out its origins and how it came to South Florida? If so, bring your specimen to Fairchild’s Herbarium and let our scientists uncover its secrets! Bring a cutting from your plant to Fairchild’s Herbarium team on the first Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m. and participate in our Plant Identification Workshop.

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13th Annual Chocolate Festival

Friday, January 25, 2019 9:30 AM to
Sunday, January 27, 2019 4:30 PM

 

Indulge in chocolate delicacies during the season's most delicious event: The International Chocolate Festival! Enjoy fine chocolate samples from artisan chocolatiers, lectures on chocolate making and demonstrations from Miami's master chefs and chocolatiers! Take our ChocoWalk to learn about the life cycle of a cacao plant, with stops in our Rainforest and more. Find out everything you ever needed to know about chocolate from the experts. 

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Splendor in the Garden

Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:30 AM to
Thursday, January 31, 2019 2:30 PM

 

 

FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANIC GARDEN and Neiman Marcus Coral Gables along with honorary chairs Swanee DiMare and Frances Sevilla Sacasa and presenting sponsor MERCEDES–BENZ Coral Gables and Cutler Bay cordially invite you to the 8th annual Splendor in the Garden, an afternoon of Fashion and Philanthropy

 

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Plant ID Workshop

Friday, February 1, 2019 1:00 PM to
Friday, February 1, 2019 3:00 PM

 

Do you have a plant in your garden that you aren't familiar with? Or, perhaps are looking to find out its origins and how it came to South Florida? If so, bring your specimen to Fairchild’s Herbarium and let our scientists uncover its secrets! Bring a cutting from your plant to Fairchild’s Herbarium team on the first Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m. and participate in our Plant Identification Workshop.

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Plant ID Workshop

Friday, March 1, 2019 1:00 PM to
Friday, March 1, 2019 3:00 PM

 

Do you have a plant in your garden that you aren't familiar with? Or, perhaps are looking to find out its origins and how it came to South Florida? If so, bring your specimen to Fairchild’s Herbarium and let our scientists uncover its secrets! Bring a cutting from your plant to Fairchild’s Herbarium team on the first Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m. and participate in our Plant Identification Workshop.

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Plant ID Workshop

Friday, April 5, 2019 1:00 PM to
Friday, April 5, 2019 3:00 PM

 

Do you have a plant in your garden that you aren't familiar with? Or, perhaps are looking to find out its origins and how it came to South Florida? If so, bring your specimen to Fairchild’s Herbarium and let our scientists uncover its secrets! Bring a cutting from your plant to Fairchild’s Herbarium team on the first Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m. and participate in our Plant Identification Workshop.

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Spring Garden Festival and 40th Annual Spring Plant Sale

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

 

Join us as we celebrate the season with local foods and the gorgeous gardens they grow in. Learn tips to keep your garden thriving during the summer months, pick up a trick from local chefs at a cooking demonstration, shop artisan vendors or pick up delicious foods from local vendors. 

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Plant ID Workshop

Friday, May 3, 2019 1:00 PM to
Friday, May 3, 2019 3:00 PM

 

Do you have a plant in your garden that you aren't familiar with? Or, perhaps are looking to find out its origins and how it came to South Florida? If so, bring your specimen to Fairchild’s Herbarium and let our scientists uncover its secrets! Bring a cutting from your plant to Fairchild’s Herbarium team on the first Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m. and participate in our Plant Identification Workshop.

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Plant ID Workshop

Friday, June 7, 2019 1:00 PM to
Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 PM

 

Do you have a plant in your garden that you aren't familiar with? Or, perhaps are looking to find out its origins and how it came to South Florida? If so, bring your specimen to Fairchild’s Herbarium and let our scientists uncover its secrets! Bring a cutting from your plant to Fairchild’s Herbarium team on the first Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m. and participate in our Plant Identification Workshop.

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Plant ID Workshop

Friday, July 5, 2019 1:00 PM to
Friday, July 5, 2019 3:00 PM

 

Do you have a plant in your garden that you aren't familiar with? Or, perhaps are looking to find out its origins and how it came to South Florida? If so, bring your specimen to Fairchild’s Herbarium and let our scientists uncover its secrets! Bring a cutting from your plant to Fairchild’s Herbarium team on the first Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m. and participate in our Plant Identification Workshop.

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Plant ID Workshop

Friday, August 2, 2019 1:00 PM to
Friday, August 2, 2019 3:00 PM

 

Do you have a plant in your garden that you aren't familiar with? Or, perhaps are looking to find out its origins and how it came to South Florida? If so, bring your specimen to Fairchild’s Herbarium and let our scientists uncover its secrets! Bring a cutting from your plant to Fairchild’s Herbarium team on the first Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m. and participate in our Plant Identification Workshop.

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Plant ID Workshop

Friday, September 6, 2019 1:00 PM to
Friday, September 6, 2019 3:00 PM

 

Do you have a plant in your garden that you aren't familiar with? Or, perhaps are looking to find out its origins and how it came to South Florida? If so, bring your specimen to Fairchild’s Herbarium and let our scientists uncover its secrets! Bring a cutting from your plant to Fairchild’s Herbarium team on the first Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m. and participate in our Plant Identification Workshop.

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