Fairchild International Orchid Festival 3/11-13/11

Ninth Annual International Orchid Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 11-13, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, Florida
Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and Fairchild members.
www.fairchildgarden.org.

Get ready for an amazing display of orchids from around the world! The International Orchid Festival, in its ninth year, is taking place at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 11, 12 and 13, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Festival will feature over 10,000 orchid plants and more than 50 orchid growers and vendors from around the world, who will exhibit and sell these magnificent plants—sure to delight both the orchid enthusiast and those new to the spectacular world of orchids. The Orchid Society of Coral Gables will grace the Garden House with an American Orchid Society (AOS) juried show displaying orchids for visitors to marvel at throughout the weekend. The Orchid Society of Coral Gables will also provide advice and tips on growing orchids at the Get Growing booth on the Garden House lawn.

As always, the International Orchid Festival will include educational lectures, walking tours, live music, the Orchid Tea Room, and great food!

Amidst the exotic colors and shapes of orchids, guests will also have the opportunity to see Fairchild’s current art exhibition, Les Lalanne at Farichild, featuring over 30 whimsical sculptures by Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne as well as Yoko Ono’s interactive Wishing Grove.

Schedule of lectures:
Friday, March 11
1:00 p.m. Intro to Orchid Culture, Jill Sidran
2:00 pm Intro to Orchid Culture, Betty Eber

Saturday, March 12
11:00 a.m. Intro to Orchid Culture, Larry Cox
12:00 p.m. Intro to Orchid Culture, Jim Davison
1:00 p.m. Repotting, Orchid Care, Alex Lamazares
2:30 p.m. Cultivo de Orquideas, Mirta Heineman

Sunday, March 13
11:00 a.m. Intro to Orchid Culture, Martin Mote, PhD
12:00 p.m. Intro to Orchid Culture, Dave Foster
1:00 p.m. Orchid Diseases and their Control, Robert McMillan, PhD
2:00 p.m. Cultivo de Orquideas , Ruben Sauleda, PhD

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