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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

77th Annual Royal Poinciana Fiesta

The Tropical Flowering Tree Society will present the 77th Annual Royal Poinciana Fiesta, Miami's oldest continuous running festival. Several activities are planned in the Coconut Grove area and at Fairchild.

SATURDAY,  JUNE 7, 2014

8:30 am: 
Tree planting:
Meet at the Coconut Grove Metrorail station parking lot.  Bring hat, gloves, and a shovel if you have one. We will plant additional flowering trees and shrubs along the Metrorail right-of-way.  Volunteers must be 18 or over. Sponsored by TREEmendous Miami and the Tropical Flowering Tree Society.  For information, contact Steve Pearson at 305-259-8006.
                  
SUNDAY, JUNE 8

11:30 am
Bring a picnic lunch and explore the Kampong, former home of David Fairchild, located at 4013 Douglas Road, Coconut Grove.

1:00 pm 
Boarding for a narrated bus tour of the area’s most dazzling royal poincianas and other exceptional trees.  Reservations are required--limited seating!  For reservations call Carol Vannoorbeeck at 305-258-1086.  The fee is $25 per person.

Tours will be narrated by Larry Schokman, Director Emeritus of the Kampong;  and Steve Pearson, Director of the Gifford Arboretum at the U of M, and past president of the Tropical Flowering Tree Society and of TREEmendous Miami. Refreshments will be served after the tour at the Kampong.

MONDAY, JUNE 9

6:30 pm
Reception in the garden house at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables.  Use the south entrance.

7:00 pm 
1st of two tram tours of the Garden.  Inside, enjoy the jazz music of Joe Donato, and take the opportunity to purchase items from our talented artists.  The 77th Royal Poinciana queen and her Court will be announced and presented with scholarship funds.  Learn the winner of the Larry Schokman book award, presented to a community member exemplifying the Tropical Flowering Tree Society’s goal to “Color the Horizon.”  Join us for wine and cheese, the famous Royal Poinciana punch, and cake.

Admission is free for TFTS members, a $5 fee will be charged for non-members.

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