Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Coral Gables, FL, August 2014 – Sweet, fragrant, and delicious are all words used to describe the jackfruit, a tropical fruit tree that is about to get its time in the spotlight at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. What’s most intriguing is its size – one fruit can weigh more than 60 pounds. Join Fairchild in celebrating and sampling this fascinating fruit at the Jackfruit Jubilee, held Saturday, September 13 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Birds of Fairchild Book

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Coral Gables, FL, July 24, 2014 – Journey through the marvelous scenery of the tropics with a new book release that birders, photographers, and nature enthusiasts alike are sure to enjoy. Written by Dr. James A. Kushlan with photography by Kirsten Hines, Birds of Fairchild contains more than 200 pages of stunning images that highlight birds and the beautiful habitats they live in at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, FL. Turn the pages and encounter colorful land birds and water birds that make their home in Fairchild’s 83 acres of tropical and subtropical landscapes: buntings, egrets, herons, anhingas and more.

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National Geographic Features the Million Orchid Project

Monday, April 14, 2014

Wild orchids in South Florida were all but eliminated by humans turning them into disposable potted plants, beginning in the 1800s. A comeback is difficult because orchid seeds have only about a one-in-a-million chance of creating a new plant. But there's an effort to bring the wild orchid population back to its former glory. 

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Step into spring with delicious food and fun for the whole family at the Spring Garden Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. This year’s festival is on Saturday, April 12 – Sunday, April 13 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. andfeatures the 35th Annual Spring Plant Sale, Butterfly Days, and many more activities to celebrate springtime.

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Fairchild's GardenMusic Festival Brings Chamber Music to Life

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Lisa PalleyPalley Promoteslpalley@bellsouth.net305-642-3132 Media contact: Brooke LeMaireFairchild Tropical Botanic Gardenblemaire@fairchildgarden.org305-667-1651, ext. 3392 FAIRCHILD'S GARDENMUSIC FESTIVAL BRINGS CHAMBER MUSIC TO LIFE Coral Gables, FL, December 16, 2013 - Set amongst the natural beauty of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, the chamber music ensemble Sixth Floor Trio takes up residence from January 9 - 19, 2014 for the...

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Fairchild's International Chocolate Festival

Monday, December 16, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Brooke LeMaireFairchild Tropical Botanic Gardenblemaire@fairchildgarden.org305-667-1651, ext. 3392 Freshly ground cacao beans at Fairchild's International Chocolate Festival FAIRCHILD'S INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE FESTIVALBRINGS THREE DAYS OF DELICIOUS TREATS TO SOUTH FLORIDA Coral Gables, FL, January 2, 2014 - The most delectable event of the year is back! Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's three-day 8th Annual International Chocolate...

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Brazilian Designer Hugo França

Sunday, November 24, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Brooke LeMaireFairchild Tropical Botanic Gardenblemaire@fairchildgarden.org305-667-1651, ext. 3392 "Babitonga" settee in pequi wood by Hugo Fran a BRAZILIAN DESIGNER HUGO FRANCA FEATURED IN FAIRCHILD GARDEN'S 2013-2014ART AT FAIRCHILD SEASON Coral Gables, FL, November 2013 - Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is pleased to announce Hugo Fran a as the featured designer for the 2013-2014 season of Design at Fairchild,...

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Eric Von Wettberg Receives Support from the National Science Foundation

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fairchild researcher and FIU faculty member Eric von Wettberg and his colleagues Doug Cook and Varma Penmetsa at the University of California at Davis were recently awarded an NSF grant for a project entitled: "Deducing the Genomic Footprint and Functional Impact of Chickpea Domestication on Nitrogen Fixation." Read the full story....

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

FAIRCHILD GARDEN CELEBRATES THE MANGOS OF MEXICO AT 2013 INTERNATIONAL MANGO FESTIVAL Coral Gables, FL, June 13, 2013 - Did you know Mexico has both rainy and dry seasons that make for a great mango growing climate? Or that Mexico is the dominant supplier of mangos to the U.S. and a main supplier to markets worldwide? Come learn this and more at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's 21st Annual International Mango Festival on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 from 9:30 a.m. -...

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