Fairchild Orchid Festival 3/10-11/12

Orchid Festival
Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, FL

Admission: Free for Fairchild Members and children 5 and under. Non-members: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17. Eco-discount: If you walk or ride your bike to Fairchild, receive $5 off admission for adults and $2 off admission for children. Military Discount: Free admission for active military personnel.

The 10th Anniversary of this beloved festival is guaranteed fun for the whole family:

•Thousands of incredible orchids available for purchase from vendors from around the world
•See some of the world’s rarest and most beautiful orchid species in the American Orchid Society juried show, presented by the Orchid Society of Coral Gables
•Learn the delicate balance for growing your own orchids at one of our many orchid workshops and talks
•Take the Orchid Walk through the Rainforest and learn where orchids come from, different orchid varieties and surprising orchid facts
•Visit the Orchid Tea Room for a spot of tea, scones, savories and sweets
•Enjoy delicious food and live music
•The OrKids area is filled with fun, educational kids’ activities for our younger orchid enthusiasts
•Keep the floral theme going and experience the sculptures on exhibit by artist Will Ryman

Don’t miss orchid expert Tom Mirenda’s talk on Saturday, March 10 at 1:00 p.m.
in the Corbin Building!

Tom Mirenda, a seasoned orchid expert, writes for Orchids magazine, is an AOS accredited judge, a frequent guest speaker at affiliated Orchid Society meetings and an orchid collection specialist for the Smithsonian Institution. Mirenda’s keen interest in native orchids keeps him actively involved in “orchid culture.”

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