FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media contact: Brooke LeMaire
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
305-667-1651, ext. 3392
Coral Gables, FL, April 14, 2015 – Created by the American Public Gardens Association, National Public Gardens Day is a countrywide celebration that invites communities to explore the beauty of their local green spaces while raising awareness of the important role public gardens play in promoting conservation, education, and environmental preservation. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will mark this special day on Friday, May 8 from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with reduced admission: $20 for adults, $13 for seniors 65 and up, and $7 for kids 6-17.
Fairchild invites everyone to enjoy the 83 acres of lush landscaping, including the Wings of the Tropics butterfly exhibit, Rainforest, Succulent Garden, Palmetum, Edible Garden, and much more. Lunch is available in the Glasshouse Café and Lakeside Café.
Chihuly at Fairchild
As part of Art at Fairchild, Dale Chihuly’s most comprehensive garden art exhibition is on view until May 31, 2015. See jewel-toned works nestled into the broadleaf plants of the Rainforest, a multicolored chandelier hanging from a tall live oak, colorful floats drifting in the water lily pools, and more.
Free, narrated tram tours last approximately 30 minutes and are offered every half hour beginning at 10:00 a.m. The tours give an excellent overview of the garden’s history, mission, and plant collections.
Wings of the Tropics
From 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm, walk through the beautifully landscaped Wings of the Tropics exhibit in the Clinton Family Conservatory and marvel at the numerous exotic butterflies fluttering throughout. Visitors can look into the Butterfly Metamorphosis Lab to see these tropical butterflies emerge from their chrysalises.
Fairchild is offering special membership rates in honor of National Public Gardens Day. There will be a 10% discount on all membership levels, which must be redeemed in person or by phone on May 8, 2015 by mentioning the code “National Public Gardens Day.” For more information on becoming a member, please contact Member Services at 305-667-1651 ext. 3301 or ext. 3373.
For more information, please call 305-667-1651 or visit Fairchild’s National Public Gardens Day webpage.
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. Fairchild is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156. For more info, call 305-667-1651 or visit www.fairchildgarden.org.