Gala in the Garden, A Renaissance Garden 2011

Benefits Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

A Romantic Evening under the Venetian Moon theme décor

Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami
305-667-1651, Ext. 3375

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will host Gala in the Garden, A Renaissance Garden 2011 on Saturday, February 5, 2011. Chairpersons for this year’s black-tie fundraiser are Swanee DiMare and Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa. Penny Stamps and Joyce Burns will serve as Philanthropic Chairmen.

Fairchild’s Gala in the Garden is South Florida’s must-attend social event. This annual fundraising event attracts a who’s who of South Florida’s business and social worlds. All proceeds from Gala in the Garden support the advancement of Fairchild’s vital programs in education, research and conservation.

“Fairchild’s Gala in the Garden is my favorite event of the year. Not only is the garden the most beautiful location for a black-tie event, the Gala supports the important work of Miami’s truly “green” organization,” says Co-Chairman Swanee DiMare of the event and referring to Fairchild’s critical work in tropical plant conservation.

Frances and Eugenio Sevilla-Sacasa

This year’s Gala in the Garden will welcome 450 guests, beginning with cocktails and a highlight of the evening, a silent auction, in the Jean duPont Shehan Visitor Center. Guests will stroll to a large lakeside pavilion for dining and dancing to the music of the Steve Chase Orchestra.

Le Basque will once again cater the event, and Karla Conceptual Productions will create the innovative décor for the evening. Gala guests will not only enjoy a spectacular evening amid stunning tropical landscape, but they will also be supporting the vital conservation work of Fairchild. Seats for Gala in the Garden start at $600.

For more information and to purchase seats to Gala in the Garden, please contact Susannah Shubin at 305-667-1651, Ext. 3375 or

About Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Lou and Mary Jean Risi, Swanee and Paul DiMare

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. It is one of the premier conservation and education-based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation. Currently Fairchild has field programs in over 20 countries including support to protected areas in Madagascar and Africa and botanic garden development and renovation projects in South and Central America, the Caribbean and Middle East. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden houses palm and cycad collections that are nationally recognized by the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), has the world’s greatest living collection of palms and cycads; an education program reaching more than 70,000 school children per year; hosts popular events like the International Chocolate Festival, International Mango Festival and Intrnational Orchid Festival, the Ramble, concerts, affiliated plant society shows and sales and more; and, is a not-for-profit organization relying on the support of its 45,000 members and benefactors. Fairchild hosts major art events such as Les Lalanne at Fairchild this year, Yayoi Kusama at Fairchild last year, Mark di Suvero, Fernando Botero, Dale Chihuly and Kris Martin at Fairchild in 2008, Botero, Lichtenstein and Chihuly at Fairchild in 2007 and Chihuly at Fairchild in 2005 and 2006. Fairchild is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables (Miami), Florida 33156. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and Fairchild members. For more information, please visit us at and on Facebook and Twitter.

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