Gala in the Garden
Set amid the dazzling array of tropical flowers and lush foliage, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden celebrated its annual gala.Gala Guide
For over 25 years Fairchild’s annual Gala in the Garden has been revered as one of the most beautiful and magical fundraisers in South Florida.
Set amid the lush tropical foliage of Fairchild, the only tropical botanic garden in the continental United States, it is no wonder this breathtaking event is noted as one of the “Top Five Must Attend” galas by Miami Magazine.
Limited to only 400 exclusive guests, Gala in the Garden is a who’s who of South Florida philanthropists and community leaders. Because of the limited attendance, guests reserve their tables months in advance.
Each year, the lakeside venue is reimagined by a team of talented artists who create the glamorous décor and delicious cuisine. Guests will enjoy an exclusive silent auction, seated gourmet dinner and dancing to a full orchestra under the stars. Funds raised allow Fairchild to continue its mission of exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants.
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, 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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