Fairchild‘s Director Publishes Article for Prestigious Nature Publication
October 3, 2008, Coral Gables, FL--Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden‘s Executive Director, Mike Maunder, recently published the article Beyond The Greenhouse, in the prestigious publication, Nature. Nature, launched in 1869, is the world‘s foremost weekly scientific journal and is the flagship journal for Nature Publishing Group (NPG).
In his article, Dr. Maunder discusses the need for botanic gardens to thrive both as businesses and as institutions of learning. He also explains how good garden design is attracting and educating the public. Dr. Maunder‘s article, featured in the October 2, 2008 edition of Nature, can be viewed in the link below.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. It is one of the premier conservation and education-based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation. Currently Fairchild has field programs in over 20 countries including support to protected areas in Madagascar and Africa and botanic garden development and renovation projects in South and Central America, the Caribbean and Middle East. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden houses the National Palm Collection as recognized by the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), has the world‘s greatest living collection of palms and cycads; an education program reaching more than 30,000 school children per year; hosts popular events like the International Mango and Orchid Festivals, the Ramble, concerts, affiliated plant society shows and sales and more; and, is a not-for-profit organization relying on the support of its 40,000 members and benefactors. We host major art events such as Botero, Lichtenstein and Chihuly at Fairchild this year and Chihuly at Fairchild in 2005 and 2006. Fairchild is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables (Miami), Florida 33156. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for Children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and Fairchild members. For more information, please visit www.fairchildgarden.org.