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Monday, September 17, 2007

FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANIC GARDEN TO HOST MONUMENTAL EXHIBITION BY POP ICON ROY LICHTENSTEIN Lichtenstein at Fairchild: December 8, 2007 through May 31, 2008 "WHAAM!!" "BLAAM!!" "POW!!" Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is getting ready to blow South Florida away with a sculpture exhibition of one of the world's most iconic Pop artists, Roy Lichtenstein. Fairchild, one of the world's premier botanic gardens and Miami-Dade County's oldest cultural institution, will host the large scale ...

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Fun For the Whole Family at Butterfly Days This Weekend!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Media Contact: Paula Fernández de los Muros Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden pfernandez@fairchildgarden.org 305-667-1651, ext. 3392 For Immediate Release Fun for the Whole Family at Butterfly Days This Weekend! Coral Gables, FL, July 26, 2007-Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and the Miami Blue Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association are excited to announce Butterfly Days, a weekend of events celebrating butterfly appreciation, conservation and education, taking place this...

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A Fabulous Weekend at Fairchild's International Mango Festival

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Media Contact: Paula Fernández de los Muros Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden pfernandez@fairchildgarden.org 305-667-1651, ext. 3392 For Immediate Release A Fabulous Weekend at Fairchild's International Mango Festival! Coral Gables, FL, July 17, 2007-A record-breaking 8,500 visitors were in mango heaven this past weekend, July 14 & 15, as they celebrated the "king of fruit" at Fairchild's 15th annual International Mango Festival. "It just goes to show the amazing amount of passion and...

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Interesting Mango Facts

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Media Contact: Paula Fernández de los Muros Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden pfernandez@fairchildgarden.org 305-667-1651, ext. 3392 For Immediate Release INTERESTING MANGO FACTS The Mango originated in the forests of tropical Southeast Asia. Mangos have been in cultivation for over 4,000 years. Legend has it that Buddha found tranquility and repose in a mango grove. The mango is known as the "king of fruit" throughout the world. The Mango tree plays a sacred role in India: it's a symbol ...

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International Mango Festival

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Celebrate the Caribbean at FairchildTropicalBotanic Garden's International Mango Festival 2007 Coral Gables, FL, June 20, 2007-Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is excited to announce its 15th annual Mango Festival this year celebrating the Mangos the Caribbean. Just in time for the mango harvest, the Festival will take place Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 from 9:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. The Festival will feature everything for the mango lover-mango tree sales, mango lectures, a mango ...

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THE FAIRCHILD PALMS HOST FIRST TASTE OF ESPAÑA

Thursday, June 14, 2007

The very first Taste of España, a Flamenco-style celebration that's part of the Taste of the Tropics series,will be held rain or shine on Saturday, June 23 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Come and dine on delicious Spanish cuisine, sip wine, beer and sangria and see spectacular shows. When you're ready to rest your tired dancing feet, take a sunset tram tour of beautiful Fairchild Garden. Don't miss a special Spanish wine tasting from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m....

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Bill Whitman, Longtime Fruit Expert and Supporter of Fairchild Passes Away

Thursday, May 31, 2007

William F. Whitman, known for his love of collecting and cultivating rare tropical fruits, died recently at his Bal Harbour home. The 92-year-old self-taught horticulturalist, whose name graces Fairchild's Whitman Tropical Fruit Pavilion, traveled around the globe searching for rare fruit, often with Dr. Richard Campbell, senior curator of tropical fruit, managing to grow tropical species in the continental United States, including the mangosteen in his own backyard. He was a founder of the ...

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Exotic Colors and Shapes Reigned at Fairchild’s International Orchid Festival This Weekend!

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Coral Gables, FL, April 2, 2007-More than 10,500 visitors were in orchid paradise this past weekend, March 30, March 31 and April 1 as they walked the flower-filled paths at Fairchild's 5th annual International Orchid Festival. More than 40 vendors from around the world displayed orchid species ranging from dendrobiums and onciduims to vandas and more. "The display of orchids is just spectacular. This is one of my favorite events of the year!" exclaimed one visitor. One of the highlights of ...

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INTERESTING ORCHID FACTS

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Orchids are the largest family of flowering plants There are more than 25,000 documented orchid species throughout the world, and more are being discovered every day Although generally thought of as a tropical plant, orchids grow on every continent, in every climate, from the Arctic Circle to the southernmost jungle (except Antarctica) The smallest orchid is the size of a dime, while the largest weigh several hundred pounds The vanilla orchid (and its vanilla bean) is the only commercially ...

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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Presents It’s Fifth Annual International Orchid Festival

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Coral Gables, FL, March 26, 2007-Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is excited to announce the International Orchid Festival taking place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 30-April 1, 2007, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For the fifth year in a row, orchid vendors will open up for a special pre-sale of their amazing orchids during Thursday, March 29 Chihuly Night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Festival will feature nearly 40 orchid growers from around the world who will exhibit the plant's...

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