location: Fairchild Tropical Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road,Miami, FL 33156
room: Corbin Building | Classroom A
dates: 7:30 pm
March 23 | Beginning Beekeeping
speaker: Master Gardener, Mentor, and Beekeeper Mary Orbitt
location: Miami Beach Botanic Garden
location: 2000 Convention Center Drive | Miami Beach, FL 33139
web: Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Join master gardener and beekeeper Mary Orbitt, as she introduces the fascinating backyard hobby of beekeeping. This is a homesteading skill that can provide you with your own honey and wax. Orbitt will demonstrate how you can create and maintain your own colony of bees, even if you live on the beach! Even if you do not plan on ever owning your own hive, this talk will answer questions about why bees are disappearing, and what plants you can design into your landscape in order to bring bees back to your garden.
March 23 | 18th Annual Native Plant Day
location: Bill Sadowski Park at Old Cutler Hammock
address: 17555 SW 79 Avenue, Palmetto Bay, 33157
time: 9am - 4pm
The Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society invites you to its 18th Native Plant Day, an annual public outreach and education day that will have activities for all ages. Enjoy walks, lectures, plants and merchandise for sale, raffles and more. Bring your family and friends to enjoy this free day of fun and learning about South Florida natives and using indigenous plant species in your gardens and landscape designs. Explore the hammock full of ferns, forested wetland restoration and arboretum in this park as well as the exhibits at Native Plant Day.
March 23/24 | Garden Dialogues: Miami and Palm Beach
Get exclusive access to private gardens in Miami and Palm Beach and hear directly from the landscape architects and designers about their collaborative process. How do clients and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? The Cultural Landscape Foundation's Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished landscape designers currently in practice.
A: The Bacardi Estate
Jorge Sanchez of Sanchez and Maddux, Inc, with
Rafael Portuondo of Portuondo-Perotti Architects
Saturday, March 23rd, 10:30 to 12 | Coral Gables
This garden features elegantly combined formal and informal elements, hints of English and French gardens, and a lush, complex plant palette. The geometry of a central rectilinear pool radiates outward through the exquisite use of paving materials, steps and botanical colonnades. The garden was constructed by the Miami landscape architecture and design build firm, Geomantic Design, Inc.
B: Phillip Hulitar Sculpture & Display Garden |
Adam Mills of Morgan Wheelock Incorporated, Landscape Architects
Saturday, March 23rd, 3 to 4:30pm | Palm Beach
The three-acre Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden at The Society of the Four Arts features jewel like botanical embellishments, a stunning octagonal fountain centered on the wide terrace and rose and pale green Brazilian quartzite paths that lead to outdoor rooms.
C: Historical Gem | Lewis Aqüi of Lewis Aqüi Landscape + Architectural Design, LLC (LA2d)
Sunday, March 24th, 1 to 2:30pm | Miami Beach
This lovingly restored historic home and garden, originally built in the 1920s, recalls an old European villa. A tile artist from Italy hand-painted the swimming pool tiles and garden benches, complementing the elegant vintage character and tropical plantings of this Morroccan-inspired garden.
D: Magical Mediterranean Garden | Mario Nievera of Nievera Williams
Sunday, March 24th, 3:30 to 5:00 | Palm Beach
Lush fragrant gardens surround a grand Mediterranean revival residence designed in 1928 by Marion Sims Wyeth. The newly created gardens include an elegant pool and fountain amid tall southern magnolias and date palms, with an inner courtyard is especially dramatic.
E: Casa de Miel | Mario Nievera of Nievera Williams
Sunday, March 24th, 6 to 8pm | Palm Beach
European landscapes inspired Casa De Miel’s gardens. Intricately patterned stone and brick pathways, sculpture, tiled fountains, coral stone terraces and a jewel like orchid house are carefully placed amongst giant Canary Island date palms, royal palms, and cascading bougainvillea.