Events


 EVENTS FOR THE GARDENER- Fun and Informative

Please check the web sites of these operations for all they have to offer

Last Update:  December 21, 2017

  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden–  10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156  Tel. 305-667-1651   Website:  www.fairchildgarden.org

Be sure to check out the many columns by Georgia Tasker, South Florida’s best-ever garden columnist for The Miami Herald for over 30 years, now at Fairchild and still writing important pieces with all her special enthusiasm and in-depth knowledge..  Just go to the Fairchild web site and click on “News & Media Center”

Upcoming Events at Fairchild:

January 19, 20 & 21  9:30 – 4:30  12th Annual International Chocolate Festival.  Enjoy samples and learn from the experts.

February 3rd and 4th   10:30 – 5:30  Aroid Society Show & Sale.  Shop an array of varieties and learn from the experts.  From Alocasia to Philodendrons to Elephant Ears to Montrichardias….

Concerts.   Sunday Sounds @ Fairchild,, 1 – 2:30 each Sunday.

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Tamiami International Orchid Festival 2018

January 12, 13, and 14th  (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), 2018  This event is huge! 

Presented by Dr. Martin Motes of Motes Orchids.  An opportunity to see and BUY orchids from all over the ORCHID WORLD.  All happening over three days at the Dade County Fairgrounds Expo Center, Coral Way at 110th Avenue, Miami.  Free Parking.  Climate controlled indoor setting.  No excuses for not coming.  Orchids, orchid themed art, orchid supplies and just about anything and everything you can think of related to orchids.  Bring plenty of money, a camera to take beautiful photos and be prepared to be overwhelmed as you carry your treasures home.

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  • Pinecrest Gardens-  

11000 Red Road (SW 57th Ave), Pinecrest, FL 33156  Tel 305-669-6990  Website:  www.pinecrest-fl.gov/

This is a fabulous garden now operated by the Village of Pinecrest, formerly Parrot Jungle.  It still has the old Florida charm I remember as a kid.

Upcoming Events at Pinecrest Gardens:

Every Sunday   9AM – 2PM Green Market….Organic produce, artisan bakers, fresh flowers, plants and trees, coffee, smoothies, fresh juices, local honey, spices & teas, BBQ, conch fritters and pizza…… 

  • Dade County Fruit & Spice Park-

    24891 SW 187th Avenue, Homestead, FL  Tel 305-247-5727  Website:  fruitandspicepark.org

    This is one of our finest working parks.  Thirty-seven acres of tropical fruit trees, this is a great place to learn.  There are numerous events every year and you can learn about them here.  When you visit you’ll discover 150 varieties of Mango, 75 varieties of bananas, 70 varieties of bamboo.  Five hundred varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs and nuts in all.  Open every day except Christmas 9AM – 5PM.  Enjoy the Mango Café.

    January 13th and 14th   9a – 5p     The Redland Heritage Festival     Historical Exhibits, Plants for sale, All kinds of food.  This event is always fun for the entire family.

 

  • Krome Avenue-   There are many roadside vendors of plants and pottery and several growers who sell to the public all along Krome Avenue in the Redland and Homestead.  Many are open 7 days, but some are closed Sundays.

  • Knaus Berry Farm-    15980 SW 248 St., Homestead….  Open Nov. – April only.  Monday thru Saturday 8:00am – 5:30pm.  This is the place for wonderful baked goods including cinnamon rolls, pecan rolls, fruit pies, breads and much more.  Strawberry milk shakes and other flavors as well.  Produce galore and u-pick fields too.

  • Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden-   5210 College Road, Stock Island, just before you enter Key West.  Tel 305-296-1504  Website: www.kwbgs.org/

Third Saturday of each month-      10AM – Noon  The Garden Nursery is open to the public.  Plants are sold inexpensively and natives are featured.  Only plants that will survive well on the Keys are offered for sale.  This is a good opportunity for you to familiarize yourself with this up and coming public garden.  We will update you on all their events and remember the garden is available for your special events, too.  Call them for details.

  • Mounts Botanical Garden-   531 N. Military Trail, W. Palm Beach, FL 33415   Tel  561-233-1757   Website:  www.mounts.org

     

     

  • Unbelievable Acres Botanical Garden- 

    470 63rd Trail North, West Palm Beach, FL    Tel 561-242-1686   Website:  www.unbelievableacresbotanicalgarden.org

This is the 501(c)(3) private garden of Mr. Gene Joyner, retired 35 year Agricultural Extension Agent for Palm Beach County.  Gene started this, the only tropical rain forest in the United States, in 1970.  The garden now boasts several trees registered as the largest of their kind in the state and a canopy 100 feet high.  This is truly an experience to behold.  Tours are guided and self-guided, and you must make reservations by calling 561-242-1686 24/7, leave a message and you will get a call back the next business day.  Open to the public, with reservations, the 2nd Saturday of each month and any other time, (with reservations for groups of 10 or more.)   Listen to Gene on our Sunday radio show at 7:20am.  Consider becoming a volunteer.  You get to work with Gene and learn from the master himself.  Besides, he’s the nicest person in the world (certified by my wife and I).  Why travel to Central America, just visit Unbelievable Acres…….

Unbelievable Acres needs your financial help to clean-up and rebuild after Hurricane Irma.  Checks mailed to UABG, 470 63rd Trail N., WPB, FL 33413 will be appreciated.  Or go to www.unbelievableacresbotanicalgardens.org to make a contribution even faster.

 

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