Spring Garden Festival and 38th Annual Spring Plant Sale Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate the season with local foods and the gorgeous gardens they grow in. Learn tips to keep your garden thriving during the summer months, pick up a trick from local chefs at a cooking demonstration, shop artisan vendors or pick up delicious foods from local vendors. 

And, of course, take home a spectacular plant from our 38th Annual Spring Plant Sale.

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Be sure to share the fun you're having by using the hashtag #SpringFest on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook! Be sure to tag us with @FairchildGarden! The visitor with the most "likes" will receive a Fairchild Membership!

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Admission Pricing
Free for Fairchild Members
Adults: $25
Seniors (age 65 and up): $18
Children (ages 6-17): $12
Free for children 5 and younger

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Join today and save on the ticket price! 

Become a Fairchild Member now to enjoy free admission to the Spring Garden Festival and so many other benefits!

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Welcome to the Spring Garden Festival: 
It's a weekend garden party!

And it's plants, plants and plants all weekend! 

Springtime in Miami can only mean one thing: the Spring Plant Sale at Fairchild. For 37 years, we've been offering the best plant sale in South Florida. And this year will be even better! Be sure to arrive early to stock up on those special plants grown exclusively for you by our expert horticulturists. There will also be plant vendors selling hundreds of varieties and species of plants. It's a one-stop-DIY garden shopping experience. Take a look at some of our the plants we're offering here.

Want to keep up-to-speed with what's going on? Then follow us on Twitter. Our botanists and horticulturists are excitedly sharing sneak-peeks as we lead up to the big weekend. 

Event Program

View last year's event program here. 

Saturday, April 8

Garden & Chef Demonstrations 

11:00 a.m. - Garden Demonstration - Title Coming Soon!
12:00 p.m. - Garden Demonstration - New Plant Introductions, Chad Husby, Fairchild 
2:00 p.m. - Cooking Demonstration - Dish Coming Soon! 
3:00 p.m. - Cooking Demonstration - Dish Coming Soon! 

Fitness Classes with Equinox Merrick Park 

10:00 a.m. - Yoga with Adrian Molina
For first timers or those looking to fine tune their practice. Emphasis on the fundamentals of yoga to increase awareness of  alignment, build strength and increase flexibility. Please bring your own mat and water. 
11:00 a.m. - Walking Meditation with Dennis Hunter 
Create stillness for self-transformation as you stroll through Fairchild. Various methods of breath work combined with  disciplined self-observation of the mind and body. Conscious exploration of thoughts, feelings and expectations bring  clarity of purpose. Themes may explore happiness, peace, health, abundance and prosperity. 
12:30 p.m. - Skybeat with Skylar Rodgers 
Kick it up a notch with skybeat while combining basic plyometrics, aerobic sequencing and simple hip-hop dance moves  for an easy to follow dance class. Get ready to sweat, raise your heat rate and have fun! 

Sunday, April 9

Garden and Chef Demonstrations - Cycad Vista Demonstration Tent 

11:00 a.m. - Garden Demonstration - Title Coming Soon!
12:00 p.m. - Garden Demonstration - Title Coming Soon! 
2:00 p.m. - Garden Demonstration - Re-potting Orchids - A Demonstration, Georgia Tasker, Fairchild 
3:00 p.m. - Cooking Demonstration - Dish Coming Soon

Fitness Classes with Equinox Merrick Park 

10:00 a.m. - Boot Camp with Noah Pantaleon and Russell Smith 
Anything goes in bootcamp! Reap the benefits of this ultimate calorie-burning workout through a challenging combination of cardiovascular drills and resistance training. 
2:00 p.m. - Yoga with Adrian Molina 
For first times or those looking to fine turn their practice. Emphasis on the fundamentals of yoga to increase awareness of alignment, build strength and increase flexibility. 
3:00 p.m. - Meditation with Dennis Hunter 
Create stillness for self transformation within the Garden. Various methods of breath work combined with disciplined self- observation of the mind and body. Conscious exploration of thoughts, feelings and expectations bring clarity of purpose. Themes may explore happiness, health, abundance and prosperity. 

All Weekend

KidWay! Cycad Circle

Join us as we celebrate Fairchild's Growing Beyond Earth project conducted in partnership with NASA. Learn about this innovative research project where we are mobilizing our huge network of middle and high school students from the Fairchild Challenge to assist NASA scientists in testing crop options for growth on the International Space Station and beyond. Assisted by students from Fairchild's own botany magnet school, BioTECH at Richmond, kids will have the chance to contribute to our research by planning and caring for species currently being tested. Fun for the whole family! 

Spring Tea Garden, each day: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Enjoy our outdoor Tea Garden in the Baobab Courtyard located next to the historic Gate House. Under the shade of a lovely tent you will find beautifully set tables and volunteers waiting to serve you a delicious tea, complete with scones, savories, and sweets and of course wonderful teas blended especially for Fairchild. Live music is provided.
Adults $20
Children 12 and under, $15 
(Prices do not include Garden admission for Non-members.)
For reservations, please call Marnie Valent at 305.663.8059, mvalent@fairchildgarden.org

Fairchild Artists in Bloom Exhibition, Garden House 

F.A.B. features more than 150 original works from more than 50 artists and Fairchild art instructors. The exhibition showcases botanically themed works in watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, pastels, and illustrations.The artwork was created through six months of Classes at Fairchild, a continuing education program with courses highlighting topics in art, botany, cuisine, and photography. Classes are open to all levels, from beginner to advanced students. Access to the exhibition and sale is included in Garden admission.

South Florida Butterfly Garden 
Each day: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Join us at the South Florida Butterfly Garden, located at the top of the mulch path and learn all about butterflies! Check out the metamorphosis interactive cart where you will be able to sneak a peek at caterpillars and chrysalises, and learn about the different kinds of butterflies living in South Florida.

Plant Vendors

Check back soon for a complete list! 

Garden Marketplace

Check back soon for a complete list! 

Exhibitors

Check back soon for a complete list! 

Admission Pricing

The Spring Garden Festival is included with the price of admission to the Garden. 
Free for Fairchild Members
Adults: $25
Seniors (age 65 and up): $18
Children (ages 6-17): $12
Free for children 5 and younger

Buy Tickets for the Spring Garden Festival Now

Join today and save on the ticket price! 

Become a Fairchild Member now to enjoy free admission to the Spring Garden Festival and so many other benefits!

Become a Fairchild Member Now 

Convert your admission toward a Fairchild Membership

We're sure you'll enjoy your the Spring Garden Festival and your visit to the Garden, so we've made it easy for you to apply the price of your admission toward a membership on the day of your visit. Any of our friendly admission personnel can assist you during your visit. Click here to learn about becoming a member.

Press and Media Inquiry 

Official press release announcing the Spring Garden Festival.

Please contact Maureen Tan, Public Relations Manager at 305.667.1651, ext. 3392 or mtan@fairchildgarden.org. 

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