6th Annual Splendor in the Garden Fashion Show and Luncheon

Benefits Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

2016 Philanthropy Honorees with Fashion Director Ken Downing

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
305-667-1651, Ext. 3309 (Morgan Brooks)

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s trendiest event of the year is back! The 6th Annual Splendor in the Garden fashion show and luncheon will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fairchild has teamed up with Neiman Marcus Coral Gables to present a fabulous runway show curated by Neiman Marcus’s renowned fashion director, Ken Downing.

This year’s event, which will attract a fashion forward crowd of more than 400 guests, is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables and Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay and is co-chaired by Barbara Hevia and Lydia Touzet. Honorary co-chairs are Swanee DiMare and Frances Sevilla-Sacasa. Proceeds will benefit Fairchild’s programs in education, science, and conservation.

Models walk in runway finale

Guests will be treated to garden tours during the champagne reception, followed by a gourmet lunch and Spring 2017 fashion show presented by Neiman Marcus Coral Gables. Following the fashion show, the 2017 Fairchild Philanthropy Awards will be presented to this year’s honorees, who are chosen for their dedication to supporting the Garden and the community at large. Fashions will be available for purchase after the event at the Backstage Boutique. Tickets begin at $300. Please contact MBrooks@FairchildGarden.org or call 305-667-1651, Ext. 3309 to reserve seats. Visit www.FairchildGarden.org for more info.

About Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Established in 1938 and comprising 83 acres in Miami, Fla., Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. The world-renowned plant collections feature palms, cycads, orchids, tropical fruit trees and more. Fairchild has the largest education program of any metropolitan area,

Paula Brockway and Swanee DiMare
reaching more than 200,000 schoolchildren each year with environmental programs like The Fairchild Challenge. It aims to inspire a greater knowledge and love for plants and gardening so that all can enjoy the beauty and bounty of the tropical world. Special events include Chocolate, Mango, and Orchid Festivals in addition to an annual art exhibition, concerts, plant sales and more. For more info, please visit www.fairchildgarden.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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