location: Fairchild Tropical Garden | 10901 Old Cutler Road | Miami, FL 33156
room: Corbin Building, classroom "A"
time: 7:30 pm
Rob Bobson, former President of TFTS and owner of Biospheric Engineering, a landscape design and installation company sthat specializes in rare plants and trees. His topic: "What Flowering Tree is Growing in your Yard?"
February 12-13 | Vizcaya Moonlight Garden Tours
location: 3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida
Vizcaya's bayfront gardens are breathtaking by day, don't miss the chance to see them transformed
by the glow of a bright Miami moon. With live music in the Courtyard, the allure of Italian-inspired gardens and delicious temptations available in the Cafe & Shop. Tickets $18; $12 for Members, Students and Seniors; available onsite only from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on the evening of the program.
February 13 | Fairchild Garden Member's Lecture
topic: From the Caribbean to the Pacific and Back Again: Exploring for plants in the 21st century
presenters:Chad Husby, Collections Manager and Botanist, Montgomery Botanical Center, Brett
Jestrow, Herbarium Curator, FTBG, and Jason Lopez, Living Collection Manager, FTBG
location: Fairchild Tropical Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road,Miami, FL 33156
time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
web: Fairchild Tropical Garden Event Website
admission: Admission is free for Fairchild Members and children 5 and younger. Non-members: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17.
Despite centuries of exploration and horticulture, many of the world's beautiful, unique and scientifically important tropical plants have never been grown in a garden, or are little known in cultivation. Working as a team from two major botanic gardens and partnering with talented colleagues around the world, the presenters have brought back hundreds of new tropical plants to enhance botany and horticulture in South Florida. They will discuss their adventures on the islands of Hispaniola and Hawaii, and some of the exciting new plants they collected.
Feburary 13 | South Dade Garden Club Meeting
location: Fruit and Spice Park | 24801 SW 187 Ave | Homestead, Florida 33031
date: Second Thursday of each month