Valentine's Day Concert at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Features Arturo Sandoval

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

 Valentine‘s Day Concert at FairchildTropicalBotanic Garden Features Arturo Sandoval

 Coral Gables, FL, January 29, 2009-If you and your sweetheart are searching for the perfect Valentine‘s Day occasion, then look no further. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden presents "Sizzling Sandoval", a live music performance featuring Arturo Sandoval and female vocalist Wendy Pedersen on Saturday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m. Fairchild‘s annual Valentine‘s event is a must-attend for a memorable night!

 Bring a picnic basket, a bottle of wine and a blanket and enjoy the beauty of a starlit Fairchild Tropical Garden celebrating romantic music. Or you can order a gourmet picnic basket and wine or champagne when you purchase tickets in advance.  

 Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $55 for Fairchild members, $70 for non-members, and $150 for VIP reserved seating at candlelit tables with buffet dinner. Group discounts for 20 people or more. For tickets please call 305.667.1651, ext. 3391 or get them online at www.fairchildgarden.org.

 Proceeds benefit the Garden‘s programs in education, horticulture, research and conservation.  

 About Fairchild

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 50,000 school children per year; hosts popular events like the International Chocolate Festival, International Mango Festival and International Orchid Festival, 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. Fairchild hosts major art events such as Mark di Suvero, Fernando Botero, Dale Chihuly and Kris Martin at Fairchild this year, Botero, Lichtenstein and Chihuly at Fairchild in 2008 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 us at www.fairchildgarden.org and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fairchild-Tropical-Botanic-Garden/21557931711.

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