Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Earth Day is FREE at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fairchild is offering free admission to all visitors on Earth Day, Friday, April 22. In support of earth-friendly products, The Shop at Fairchild will have a display of sustainable and recycled products for purchase and will offer a 10% discount on all items in The Shop. This is the perfect opportunity to walk Fairchild’s grounds, have a family picnic, admire the monumental sculptures of Claude and Fran├žoise-Xavier Lalanne, make a wish at Yoko Ono’s Wishing Grove or simply sit on a bench and read your favorite book while overlooking 83 acres of lush tropical paradise.

Francois-Xavier Lalanne's,
Canard Sur L'Eau, 2006
In addition to free admission, guests can take advantage of the following special offers on Earth Day!
* Enjoy Free Admission to the garden
* Indulge the little ones in educational Kids' Activities
* Eat gourmet food from local food trucks gastroPod and MexZican Gourmet
* Learn about local non-profit environmental organizations
* Membership Special: 50% off for new members. Renewing members receive 10% off. Special Earth Day offers are available by phone or in person only on April 22. 

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and Books & Books present a special Earth Day book signing featuring author Joel M. Curzon presenting his book Light Fading: Reflections on the Imperiled Everglades. This event takes place at 3 p.m. in the Garden House and is free of charge. Please RSVP to marketing@fairchildgarden.org. 

Earth Day, originated by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 and now observed throughout the world, is intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. Fairchild serves its mission as an advocate for saving tropical plant diversity by exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants and inspiring a greater knowledge and love for plants and gardening so that all can enjoy the beauty and bounty of the tropical world.
Yoko Ono's Wishing Garden


Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, the oldest major cultural institution in Miami-Dade County, 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. Fairchild also hosts major art events such as Les Lalanne at Fairchild and Yoko Ono’s Wishing Grove this year, Yayoi Kusama at Fairchild last year, Mark di Suvero, Fernando Botero, Dale Chihuly and Kris Martin at Fairchild in 2008, Botero, Lichtenstein and Chihuly at Fairchild in 2007 and Chihuly at Fairchild in 2005 and 2006.


Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables (Miami), just a 30-minute drive from South Beach. For more information, visit us at www.fairchildgarden.org and on Facebook and Twitter.

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