PROGRAM & MAP ORCHID Fairchild’s 7th Annual International FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MARCH 13 - 15, 2009 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. fa i r c h i l d t r o p i c a l b o ta n i c g a r d e n food &gardenfestival AT FAIRCHILD Presented by: Saturday and Sunday March 28 - 29, 2009 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Come see what’s cooking at Fairchild during our annual celebration of fresh foods and the gorgeous gardens they grow in. • Get fresh! Gather new tips and recipes from our popular culinary demonstrations taught by local chefs using local products. • Go green at our farmers’ market! Local growers showcase the best fruits, vegetables and herbs available in South Florida. • Bring your ugliest, largest or prettiest fruit or vegetable for judging to Fairchild’s Fruit and Vegetable Contest. • Cool kids cook! On Sunday, children will enjoy hands-on activities and a special program for kids. • See the stunning sculptures in the Art at Fairchild exhibit. ADMISSION: Free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under. Non-members: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and up and $10 for children 6 -17. Sponsors: fa i r c h i l d t r o p i c a l b o ta n i c g a r d e n FROM THE DIRECTOR WELCOME TO FAIRCHILD’S 7TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL ORCHID FESTIVAL What would the South Florida landscape be without the beautiful, elegant orchid? Like our graceful palms that sway in the breeze, our massive oaks that shade our picnics and our delicious mangos that sweeten our summers, orchids are at the very core of gardening in South Florida. Welcome to Fairchild’s Seventh Annual International Orchid Festival. Join us in celebrating the orchid in its full splendor surrounded by Fairchild’s breathtaking vistas and the scintillating art of Fernando Botero, Mark di Suvero, Kris Martin, Daisy Youngblood and Dale Chihuly. Take time to shop our acres of orchid vendors, enjoy festive food, view prized orchids and let your children experience the many hands-on activities created explicitly for them. Orchids are as diverse as they are spectacular and grow in almost every habitat. They are commonly epiphytic but can be terrestrial and even parasitic. Their flower is one of the most complex in the plant world and is a symbol of love, luxury and beauty. Many orchids have been hunted to near extinction in the wild. By supporting Fairchild or becoming a member of the garden, you help our conservation efforts as we save habitats and plant communities around the globe. Some of the best orchids and growers in the U.S. and from around the world are here for this weekend’s show, so enjoy, ask, learn and don’t be afraid to stop and smell the flowers! Carl E. Lewis, Ph.D. Director Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANIC GARDEN 3 WELCOME to the 7th Annual International Orchid Festival BECOME A MEMBER OF FAIRCHILD Join and Enjoy Membership Benefits Fairchild members receive free admission every day during regular hours, free admission to more than 170 other U.S. gardens and arboreta and more than 280 science museums, a subscription to The Tropical Garden, a 10% discount at The Shop at Fairchild, priority registration and discounts for educational courses and free use of the research and member libraries. Members also receive special invitations to members’ only events such as moonlight tours, spring and fall plant sales and lectures. For more information, please visit the membership table, call the Membership Department at 305.667.1651, ext. 3301 or visit www.fairchildgarden.org. Membership Categories Student - $30 Associate - $70 Associate Plus - $85 Family & Friends - $125 Sustaining - $175 Supporting - $300 Signature - $500 Fellow - $1,000 Membership Special During the Orchid Festival Become a member TODAY, and you will receive a gift (while supplies last) and your admission ticket will be deducted from the membership price. For inquires, please visit one of the membership tables at any of the admission points. BECOME A MEMBER OF THE ORCHID SOCIETY OF CORAL GABLES Orchid Society of Coral Gables P.O. Box 56-0092 Miami, FL 33256-0092 Affiliate of the American Orchid Society APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP Date Name & Address City State Zip Code Phone Bus. E-mail Business Name Vocation I’ve been interested in orchids since I would like to become involved and assist with the following: Phone Committee Orchid Show Auction Refreshments Newsletter Public Relations Library Social Committee Membership Committee Misc. 1 2 3 4 How did you learn of the Society? Sponsored by Birthday Anniversary Signature of Applicant(s) Approved by Board of Directors _______________________Date__________________ Committees Assigned_______________________________________________________ Chairpersons______________________________________________________________ Dues paid $20 single membership Date__________________________________ $30 Two persons same household Date__________________________________ Membership No. Assigned__________________________&_______________________ Recorded_________________________________________________________________ Admitted to Membership_____________________Signature_______________________ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 7th Annual International Orchid Festival 2009 PROGRAM AT A GLANCE All lectures in Corbin Building WHAT TO EAT Friday, March 13, 2009 10:30 a.m. Discover the Tropics walking tour of Fairchild collections. Meet at the Visitor Center. 11:00 a.m. Jill Sidran, Intro to Orchid Culture ORCHID TEA ROOM 11:30 a.m. Discover the Tropics walking tour of Fairchild Sit down to an elegant tea with fresh baked scones, mango collections. Meet at the Visitor Center. marmalade and cream, tea, 2:00 p.m. Ernie Barham, Intro to Orchid Culture sandwiches and sweets in the Saturday, March 14, 2009 Ballroom at the Visitor Center. Open from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. Explore the world of butterflies and the plants they use at the Lisa Anness Butterfly Garden ON THE GARDEN 11:00 a.m. Betty Eber, Intro to Orchid Culture HOUSE LAWN CJ’S GRILL 12:00 p.m. Catharine Mannion, P.H.D., Insect Pests of Orchids Chicken and sausage on the grill, 1:00 p.m. Alex Lamazares, Repotting, Orchid Care Peruvian ceviche. 1:00 p.m. Explore the world of butterflies and the plants CREPE EXPRESS they use at the Lisa Anness Butterfly Garden France’s finest sweet and savory 2:00 p.m. Mirta Heineman, Cultivo de Orquídeas crepes. (Presentación en español/Spanish presentation) DUTCH MAGIC Sunday, March 15, 2009 Funnel cakes, smoothies and lemonade. 10:00 a.m. Explore the world of butterflies and the plants they use at the Lisa Anness Butterfly Garden. GABY’S ICE CREAM Homemade tropical fruit ice 11:00 a.m. Martin Motes, Ph.D., Intro to Orchid Culture cream in exotic flavors such as 12:00 p.m. Hong Liu, Ph.D., The first Chinese national orchid the dreamy vanilla orchid. preserve offers new hope for Chinese wild orchids HARMONY KETTLE CORN 1:00 p.m. Robert McMillan, Ph.D., Orchid Diseases and Enjoy a unique homemade corn. Their Control 1:00 p.m. Explore the world of butterflies and the plants M+L CARIB CONCH Conch fritters, conch salad and they use at the Lisa Anness Butterfly Garden jerk chicken are some island 2:00 p.m. Ruben Sauleda, Ph.D., Cultivo de Orquídeas dishes Millie and her daughter (Presentación en español/Spanish presentation) prepare. RANDAZZO ‘S ITALIANO Thursday night’s lecture Meatball subs and other Italian specialties. TROPICAL TACOS Dr. Henry Oakley, the world’s leading expert on Beef and chicken tacos with a Lycaste orchids, will give a lecture on “Orchid tropical flair. Hunting in Peru” and will sign books at 7:30 p.m., NEAR THE CONSERVATORY Thursday, March 12 in Classroom A. In the course GARDEN CAFÉ of writing his definitive monograph on Lycaste, Ida The freshest sandwiches made to and Anguloa, Dr. Oakley traveled numerous times order, quiches, soups and to Peru and other Andean countries to collect tropical beverages in the midst of herbarium specimens and to photograph orchid the Rainforest. Outdoor seating. plants in the wild. The quality of these photos is Major credit cards accepted. superb and the insights into the environments that WHITMAN PLAZA orchids inhabit is invaluable. Serious orchid Enjoy homemade smoothies made growers will be enthralled, the less serious will be with fresh fruit from the Williams delighted with the marvelous landscape Grove at The Fairchild Farm. Try a vanilla & chocolate swirl, photography. All will be charmed by the witty banana, papaya, pineapple or presentation of the former chair of the Royal canistel smoothies. Horticultural Society Orchid Committee. ORKIDS! Fairchild Flower Fairies and Friends Starring the Orchid Fairies, Pixies and Gnomes! Saturday and Sunday All day, in the Learning Garden tents and chickee hut: • Decorate a yummy Vanilla Orchid Fairycake, and sprinkle it with magic fairy dust, courtesy of Sweetcakes Cupcakes. A craft you can eat! (www.sweetcakesedibles.com) • Make your own tricked-out Fairy Wings or Gnome Hats to wear! Decorate them with your own fairy dust, ribbons and other embellishments, then wear them in the parade! • Color a Fairchild Flower Fairy or design an original. Fairchild volunteers from Tropical Botanic Artists Group (TBAG) have designed original drawings of Fairchild Flower Fairies, starring Orchid Fairies! You can color their designs or create your own! Be sure to meet the TBAG artists on the Visitor Center loggia, and see their orchid art! • Vanilla: The Orchid We Eat! Did you know vanilla comes from an orchid? Learn about orchids and vanilla with our Fairchild volunteers! See a real vanilla orchid, touch real vanilla beans, smell organic vanilla extract and even learn how to grow one! • 2:00 p.m. Parade of the Flower Fairies and Friends: Join orchid fairies, pixies, sprites and gnomes as they prance along the Orchid Route accompanied by the live flute melodies of Robert Billington. Orchid Route begins at the Learning Garden. • Vendor Princess Crowns will have princess crowns, magic wands, pirate hats and more! (email@example.com). Saturday Only! Special guest appearance by Michelle Domb, the Flower Fairy, who will use her theatrical talents to entertain your little sprites! Michelle Domb’s schedule: 11:30 a.m. Storytelling with Orchid Fairy: Fairy tales, what else? 12:30 p.m. Poetry reading: Original poems written for our Fairchild Orchid Fairies 2:00 p.m. Grand Fairy of the Parade Sunday Only! Special guest appearance by Sheri Bell, the Party Fairy, who will enchant your pixies-in-training by creating an aura of magical fun with storytelling, a fairy magic show, and will also lead the children in the Parade of Flower Fairies and Friends! Sheri Bell and friends will also be available for some “fairy pretty” face painting and photos with the children. So don’t forget to bring your cameras for this magical adventure! (www.sharebearandfriends.com) Sheri Bell’s Schedule: 11:30 a.m. Introduction to the World of Fairies: magical stories that let the imagination soar! 12:30 p.m. Fairy Magic Show 2:00 p.m. Grand Fairy of the Parade Illustration by Pauline Goldsmith. AOS ORCHID JURIED SHOW The Orchid Society of Coral Gables presents an American Orchid Society Juried Show. First Place Exhibit Best in Show Best Table Top Oncidium Alliance, Species Florida Native in Show Second Place Exhibit Best in Show Best Table Top Phalaenopsis/ Specimen Plant in Show Third Place Exhibit Doritaenopsis, Species or Best of Table Top Hybrid Vandaceous Alliance in Best in Show Best in Show OSCG Exhibit Lavender Cattleya Pink Phalaenopsis/ Best of Doritaenopsis, Species or Cattleya Alliance in OSCG Best in Show Hybrid White Cattleya Exhibit Best in Show Best in Show Best in Show Other Color Phalaenopsis/ White with Colored Lip Species Other than Above Doritaenopsis, Species or Cattleya Hybrid Best in Show Best in Show Hybrids Other than Above Best in Show Yellow Cattleya Vanda, Species or Hybrid Best in Show Best in Show Seedling Blooming for the Best in Show First Time From the Other Cattleya Colors Ascocenda Winners Entered in the Best in Show Best in Show Classes 40, 58, 95, 120, Epidendrum/Encyclia, Sarcanthinae Other than 147, 151, 162 and 172 Species or Hybrid Above Species or Hybrid Fairchild Grand Champion Best in Show Best in Show Monetary award of $300. Broughtonia, Species or Paphiopedilum Alliance, Hybrid Best Table Top Display Species or Hybrid Monetary award of $250. Best in Show Best in Show Dendrobium, Species or Cymbidium, Species or Both sponsored by Fairchild Hybrid Hybrid Tropical Botanic Garden. CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES OF WILD FAUNA AND FLORA (CITES) CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments (the United States is a member of CITES). Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden expects all exhibitors and customers to abide and honor national and international legislation pertaining to the exportation and importation of orchids. Fairchild does not condone the collection of threatened orchids from the wild for trade and expects nurseries to promote the sustainable and legal trade of artificially propagated stocks. ORCHID Selecting and Growing Tips CONSISTENT CARE EQUALS CONSISTENT BLOOMING Here are some tips for the novice: • There are thousands of different types of orchids. Before you buy, ask the grower about specific care. • Find out what type of orchid you are getting. This will help determine how you will care for it. • Most orchids like partial shade. A screened patio or mature oak are great orchid houses. • Most orchids are epiphytes and may be attached to trees. • Pests are few, but can be controlled with very dilute liquid Ivory and water. • Get help: buy a book, take a class or join the Orchid Society. WE’LL POT YOUR PLANTS FOR YOU! Drop off your newly purchased orchids at the OrchidMania booth, and we’ll pot them for you while you shop, have a bite to eat or enjoy Fairchild’s beauty. All proceeds benefit local AIDS organizations. OrchidMania OrchidMania is an all-volunteer group of amateur orchid growers who use their hobby to raise money for grassroots AIDS organizations. Don’t miss Orchids in the Park, our 11th annual fundraising event to benefit the Pediatric AIDS Program at the University of Miami Leonard Miller School of Medicine and other local AIDS programs. Saturday and Sunday, May 23-24, 2009 Dante Fascell Park, 8600 S.W. 57 Avenue, South Miami 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. both days. Admission is free. SPRING SALE FAIRCHILD’S PLANT Saturday, April 25, 2009 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. - Early admission for Fairchild members 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Open to the public April brings spring flowers, occasional showers...and the plant sale everyone waits for: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Spring Plant Sale! Fairchild will be overflowing with treasured plants specially grown in the garden’s nurseries and propagated from Fairchild’s own collections. For more information, Neomarica caerulea visit www.fairchildgarden.org. fa i r c h i l d t r o p i c a l b o ta n i c g a r d e n Photo by Mary Collins/FTBG. For the safety of our guests, trams will NOT run during the International Orchid Festival. Fairchild’s 7th An Garden House Near Spiny Forest of OSCG/Fairchild Juried Show Madagascar Garden House Lawn Springwater Orchids Learning Garden Broward Orchid Supply Water Orchids Orkids! CBI Owl’s Nest Get Growing Greenhouse Orchids Crepe Express Nature by Dezign Dutch Magic Plantio La Orquidea Harmony Kettle Corn St. Germain OSCG/Fairchild Tent Near Butterfly Garden M+L Carib Conch EFG Orchids CJ’s Grill Motes Orchids Gaby’s Ice Cream State of Mind Music Quest Orchids Orchid Mania Photography by Lee Tropical Tacos Kogachi Orchids Unique Design by Ines Indian River Orchids World Flavors Teas & Soroa Orchids Spices Carib Orchids Near Vine Pergola OFE Platinum Mosquito Amazonia Orchids Adkins Orchids Pelican Coast farms, INC Odom’s Orchids Mike’s Hats Krull Smith Carmela Orchids Dan & Margie Orchids R.F. Orchids PCK Orchids Ruben in Orchids f a i r c h i l d Photos by Gaby Orihuela/FTBG and Lorena Alban/FTBG. t r o p i c nnual International ORCHID a l b o t a n i c g a r d e n ORCHID VENDORS ADKINS ORCHIDS INC. INDIAN RIVER ORCHIDS PLANTIO LA ORQUIDEA 2615 N.E. 14 St. 2140 87 Ave. 3480 Tallevast Rd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304 Vero Beach, FL 32966 Sarasota, FL 34243 954.563.6823 772.633.7683 941.504.7737 Adkinsorchids@bellsouth.net firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com AMAZONIA ORCHIDS KOGACHI ORCHIDS QUEST ORCHIDS 17899 S.W. 280 St. P. O. Box 435 12100 S.W. 43 Ct. Homestead, FL 33031 Waianae, HI 96792 Miami, FL 33175 305.248.6557 808.696.2040 305.227.6759 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org BROWARD ORCHID KRULL SMITH R. F. 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Box 277 772.467.1386 305.247.2566 Hakalau, HA 96710 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 808.963.6189 OFE ORCHID SUPPLIES SPRINGWATER ORCHIDS firstname.lastname@example.org 12100 S.W. 129 St. 4125 Carolwood Dr. DAN & MARGIE ORCHIDS Miami, FL 33186 Melbourne, FL 32934 18700 S.W. 69 St. 305.253.7080 321.223.6173 Southwest Ranches, email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org FL 33332 OWL’S NEST ST. GERMAIN 954.252.8116 262 S.W. 31 Ct. 27200 SW 197 Ave. email@example.com Miami, FL 33135 Homestead, FL 33031 786.412.0512 EFG ORCHIDS 305.649.8633 firstname.lastname@example.org 4265 Marsh Rd. PCK ORCHIDS Deland, FL 32724 WATER ORCHIDS 920 Messina Ave. 386.738.8600 NURSERY Coral Gables, FL 33134 email@example.com No. 10, Lane 36, Yusian St. 305.461.2367 Tainan 704, Taiwan GREENHOUSE ORCHIDS firstname.lastname@example.org 886.6.2522884 P.O. Box 816337 PELICAN COAST FARMS email@example.com Hollywood, FL 33081 4360 Orange River Loop Rd. 954.322.8381 Ft. Myers, FL 33905 firstname.lastname@example.org 239.693.8967 email@example.com 9 2009 INTERNATIONAL ORCHID FESTIVAL ARTIST VENDORS CBI INC ORCHID POTS PLATINUM MOSQUITO 1408 Colwyn Dr. PROTECTION Cantonment, FL 32533 1820 N. Corporate Lakes 850.937.1468 Boulevard, Suite 107 Justine@chinab.com Weston, FL 33332 954.888.9311 MIKE’S SEAGRASS HATS firstname.lastname@example.org 2501 S. Palm Aire Dr. #204 PRINCESS CROWNS Pompano Beach, FL 33069 9810 S.W. 86 St. 239.281.3679 Miami, FL 33173 email@example.com 305.496.9732 NATURE BY DEZIGN firstname.lastname@example.org 1013 Cheyenne Tr. STATE OF MIND Hamptonville, NC 27020 CERAMIC ART 336.468.2553 13274 S.W. 146 St. email@example.com Miami, FL 33186 PHOTOGRAPHY BY LEE 786.301.5253 9380 SW 125 Terrace firstname.lastname@example.org Miami,FL 33176 UNIQUE DESIGN BY INES 305.992.4104 9711 Colonial Dr. Miami, FL 33157 305.586.9643 email@example.com Tees & Totes Fairchild’s exclusive watercolor design by artist Ricardo Aberle, available at the Fairchild Tent. Orchid TEA ROOM March 13 - 15, 2009 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Veranda and Ballroom of the Jean Ellen duPont Shehan Visitor Center will be the site of the Orchid Tea Room which will be open daily during the Orchid Festival. Come and enjoy a lovely tea after shopping for your favorite orchids. Guests will be served scones, savories and desserts, as well as several choices of tea by our delightful garden volunteers. There will be live entertainment to further enhance your Fairchild Tea experience. Cost per person is $27 for members, $37 for non- members and $17 for children 12 and under. fa i r c h i l d t r o p i c a l b o ta n i c g a r d e n BOOK SIGNING ON THE Fairchild says, GARDEN it’s easy being green. HOUSE LAWN What we are doing: Books, notecards and other gifts are also Recycling all paper, plastic bottles and aluminum cans available for purchase Saturday and Using 100% biodegradable plates and flatware Sunday at the table. Using 100% recycled napkins Using biodegradable cleaning products. SATURDAY ONLY Using plant waste to create mulch used in 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. plant beds Author Graeme Teague will sign copies During your visit: of his book, “Tropical & Garden Flower During your visits to Fairchild you can help us Identification.” This book won the 2007 in our recycling mission by: Independent Publisher Book Awards • Placing empty bottles and cans in the blue Silver Medal for best non-fiction in the recycling bins • If possible, return your program at the Southeastern United States. points of entrance fairchild tropic al botanic garden fairchild tropic al botanic garden BE SURE TO VISIT THE WINDOWS TO THE TROPICS CONSERVATORY DURING THE ORCHID FESTIVAL Windows to the Tropics is a 16,400 square foot conservatory with extensive displays of some 1,900 species of plants from the humid tropics. In its two levels of beautiful indoor gardens are rare palms, cycads, ferns, orchids, aroids, bromeliads and unusual vines. Plantings are based on themes such as plant coloration, plant-animal interactions, plant reproduction and diversity of form and function. The orchid room was designed to imitate life in an actual rainforest. You’ll notice that the orchids are growing in a natural setting, as epiphytes. Epiphytes grow on tree trunks and branches high above the ground, where the light is brighter. Some epiphytes, like ferns and anthurium, survive in the dark understory. Orchids grow high in the rainforest canopy where the sunlight is brightest. fa i r c h i l d t r o p i c a l b o ta n i c g a r d e n Illustration by Silvia Bota. THE ARTISTS’ CORNER IN THE SHOP AT FAIRCHILD The Tropical Botanic Artists Group, a local artist group, displays tropical botanic art inspired by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Original art, prints and greeting cards are on sale and the artists will give live art demonstrations throughout the day. Stop by the booth to see the children’s orchid fairy, elf artists and shop for that perfect gift! Artists Joyce Corinna of Joyous Designs and Natalie Nauta also are displaying and selling their tropical art, prints, giclees and notecards. fa i r c h i l d t r o p i c a l b o ta n i c g a r d e n Illustration by Silvia Bota. EVENTS AT FAIRCHILD this spring AT FAIRCHILD THROUGH MAY 31, 2009 APRIL 2009 ART AT FAIRCHILD EVERGLADES DAY A MONUMENTAL SCULPTURE Sunday, April 5 GARDEN 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Experience the monumental Fairchild will celebrate South sculptures of Mark di Suvero, Florida’s natural treasure by Fernando Botero, Dale Chihuly, partnering with Everglades National Kris Martin and Daisy Park to present tours of the garden, Youngblood. lectures and activities for the kids. THURSDAY NIGHTS AT MOVIE NIGHTS AT FAIRCHILD FAIRCHILD Thursday, April 9, 7:45 p.m. Every Thursday through Hoot, a South Florida eco-mystery. May 31, 2009 Rated PG. Shehan Visitor Center Lawn 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Don’t miss enjoying Art at MEMBERS’ LECTURE AND WINE Fairchild in its most romantic AND CHEESE RECEPTION setting—the moonlit garden at Wednesday, April 15 night! Live entertainment is 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. featured weekly. For a detailed Shehan Visitor Center Ballroom schedule, please visit “South Florida Bird Watching— www.fairchildgarden.org. Spring Migration, ” by Dr. Jose Francisco Barros, Tropical MARCH 2009 Audubon Society BRAZILIAN BOSSA NOVA BROMELIAD SOCIETY OF CONCERT ROBERTO MENESCAL Sunday, March 22 SOUTH FLORIDA SHOW Concert starts at 7:00 p.m. AND SALE Garden House Lawn Saturday and Sunday, For more information, please call April 18 – 19 305.663.8058. For tickets, please 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. visit www.fairchildgarden.org. Garden House Auditorium MOVIE NIGHTS AT FAIRCHILD FAIRCHILD CHALLENGE Thursday, March 26, 7:45 p.m. RESEARCH PROJECT SHOWCASE Mamma-Mia, sing-a-long movie. Saturday, April 18 Rated PG. 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Shehan Visitor Center Lawn Shehan Visitor Center Ballroom FOOD AND GARDEN FESTIVAL FAIRCHILD’S SPRING Saturday and Sunday, PLANT SALE March 28 – 29 Saturday, April 25 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Come and enjoy the savory tastes Near Cycad Circle of the garden. Cooking BEGONIA SHOW AND SALE demonstrations all weekend and a Saturday and Sunday, special children’s program on April 25 -26 Sunday. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This schedule of events is subject to change. For more information, please call 305.667.1651. For the latest schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.fairchildgarden.org. fa i r c h i l d t r o p i c a l b o ta n i c g a r d e n Volunteering at Fairchild Fairchild volunteers are a special group of people. They come from all walks of life and from many different parts of the world. They are united in their love for Fairchild and their desire to help support its mission through hands-on participation in garden programs and activities. From guiding children to growing plants, volunteers play a vital role in everything that takes place in the garden. Fairchild staff recognizes and thanks our fantastic volunteers for the 66,000 hours of time they generously gave in 2008! Thank you, Fairchild volunteers! We couldn’t— and wouldn’t—want to do it without you! fa i r c h i l d t r o p i c a l b o ta n i c g a r d e n Photo by Volunteer Staff/FTBG Musicales T H E L E G EN D A RY C ON C ER TS AT FAIRCHILD PRESENTING SPONSORS White & Case LLP Jeanne and Rudy Aragon The Best of Brazilian Bossa Nova Sunday, March 22, 2009 Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Concert starts at 7:00 p.m. Location: Outside on the Garden House lawn Renowned Brazilian musician Roberto Menescal, considered by many to be the father of Bossa Nova, will perform with the delightful Cris Delanno. Ticket prices (per person, per performance): Members $55, non-members $70, VIP reserved seating at candlelit table with buffet supper $150. Tickets valid rain or shine. Tickets are available at www.fairchildgarden.org. fa i r c h i l d t r o p i c a l b o ta n i c g a r d e n THERAREEVENT BIDDING AGAINST EXTINCTION Rare and Unusual Tropical Plants and Contemporary Art Be sure to visit the Garden House to view reproductions of the stunning artwork created for The Rare Event 2008 – Under the Shade of the Poinciana. Miami artist Lynn Gelfman and more than 20 other internationally acclaimed artists created original works for auction at The Rare Event 2008. The art focuses on plants native to Madagascar, including many of the island’s most threatened species. Proceeds from the artwork are supporting Fairchild’s plant conservation program in Madagascar, where we are playing an important part in the campaign to save natural ecosystems. Madagascar is recognized as one of the world’s top 10 hotspots for PATRICIA VAN DALEN biodiversity with an estimated 8,000-12,000 plant species. Pachypodium decaryi, 2008 18 x 24 inches Of these, 80% are found nowhere else. At Fairchild, the best place to see the rare plants of Madagascar is the Lin Lougheed Spiny Forest of Madagascar. fa i r c h i l d t r o p i c a l b o ta n i c g a r d e n Every Thursday through May 31, 2009 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Enjoy delicious cocktails and Spanish-style tapas at the Piazza di Stella, an enchanting spot under the stars where you can enjoy al fresco dining while overlooking an unbeatable vista. fa i r c h i l d t r o p i c a l b o ta n i c g a r d e n fa i r c h i l d t r o p i c a l b o ta n i c g a r d e n O UR MISSION IS TO SAVE TROPICAL PLANT DIVERSITY BY EXPLORING, EXPLAINING AND CONSERVING THE WORLD OF TROPICAL PLANTS; FUNDAMENTAL TO THIS TASK IS INSPIRING A GREATER KNOWLEDGE AND LOVE FOR PLANTS AND GARDENING SO THAT ALL CAN ENJOY THE BEAUTY AND BOUNTY OF THE TROPICAL WORLD. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is supported by contributions from members and friends, and in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor, and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, and with the support of The City of Coral Gables. Photos by Gaby Orihuela/FTBG otherwise noted.