Here the the events for the Royal Poinciana Fiesta:
SUNDAY, JUNE 7
Bring a picnic lunch and explore the Kampong, former home of David Fairchild, located at 4013 Douglas Road..
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 president of the Tropical Flowering Tree Society and of TREEmendous Miami. Refreshments will be served after the tour at the Kampong.
MONDAY, JUNE 8
Reception in the garden house at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. Use the south entrance.
First 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 78th 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 in for wine and cheese, the famous Royal Poinciana punch, and cake.
Admission to this evening is free for TFTS members, $5.00 for non-members.
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