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.

 Ticket prices for Palms members: $40 in advance, $55 at the door. Non-members: $55 in advance, $70 at the door. Purchase tickets on-line at Reservations recommended. For more information, please contact Mari Novo at 305.663.8057 or at For parking, please use the South Entrance.

 This unique event is generously underwritten by Bacardi, Costco and PRP Wine International. Proceeds benefit the Fairchild Challenge, Fairchild‘s educational outreach program for middle and high school students.

 *High resolution images available upon request

 About The Fairchild Palms

Founded in 2000, the Fairchild Palms, Fairchild‘s young professionals‘ volunteer group is comprised of South Florida‘s future leaders. The mission of the Fairchild Palms is to increase awareness of the depth and scope of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden through outreach, education and entertainment and to raise funds to support Fairchild‘s scientific initiatives, education and conservation programs.  Working in tandem with Fairchild‘s other philanthropic groups, the Fairchild Palms helps to raise funds to support The Fairchild Challenge, one of Fairchild‘s educational programs. The group also works to increase awareness of this South Florida treasure, by bridging the educational gap among emerging professionals in the community. 

 About Fairchild

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. It is one of the premier research and education-based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in conservation. 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; an education program reaching more than 25,000 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 30,000 members and benefactors. 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


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