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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Fairchild celebrates 75 years of the Ramble

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's favorite tradition is turning 75 this year. The annual Ramble & Fall Garden Festival runs from Friday, through Sunday, November 13-15.

Festival favorites include antiques and books sales, cooking and gardening demonstrations, a tea garden, artists and guilds, and plant sales. All three days, the event runs from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Since its beginning, the Ramble has welcomed the community to explore the grounds and participate in family-friendly activities. Join in on traditions like the Garden and Artist Marketplace full with handmade gifts, home goods, and fresh foods. Peruse the Antiques and Collectibles and Old are Rare Books Sales full of timeless treasures collected throughout the year by dedicated Ramble volunteers. The Plant Sale offers more than 15,000 plants ranging from orchids to succulents and everything in between. Enjoy great food from the tents out on the great lawn.

A Ramble tradition held to honor the memory of Fairchild pioneer and first Ramble organizer, Nell Montgomery, Nell's Tea Garden, offers a lovely respite for guests to sip tea under the shade of a baobab tree. And, a festival favorite, the 100-year-old Dutch Waterpoorter street organ operated by volunteer Dr. William Murphy is making a grand return.

As the years have progressed, science and education have become major driving forces. Visit the Science Village to see what scientists and students are researching this year, including the Million Orchid Project. Students of The Fairchild Challenge are leading engaging conservation-themed performances throughout the weekend in addition to environmental education organizations providing hands-on activities for children.

Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up, $12 for children 6-17, and free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under. 

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road.
For more info go here, or call 305-667-1651.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Bill Kunz said...

The Solar Dogs will play Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. Bring a blanket and picklnick on the lawn in front of the stage

November 12, 2015 3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

25$ a pop, That's why most Grovites or visitors hardly ever visit. Same as Vizcaza. The vast majority.True, False? Think for yourselves. With the family, correct? Or incorrect? How many of you have attended regularly? Or even once? 10% of Miami? Ever?

Elitist? well, the flowers, and orchids and gardens must be beautiful to 90% of the people who have never seen them nor will ever see them. Are those stats incorrect? Ok 85%. somehow mostt of us, the vast majority are either unaware, or would rather spend those 25$ elsewhere.

Food for thought. Besides that, those gardens are truly awesome. Stop by one day.

November 13, 2015 12:07 AM  

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