Gala in the Garden at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Benefits Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Frances & Eugenia Sevilla-Sacasa

Saturday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
305-667-1651, Ext. 3375

Fairchild’s annual Gala in the Garden will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. This year’s gala, themed Botanical Tapestry, will once again take place in the beautiful Lakeside Pavillion overlooking Pandanus Lake, within the lush surroundings of Fairchild. Chairpersons for this year’s black-tie fundraiser are Swanee DiMare and Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa.

Paul & Swanee DiMare

Gala in the Garden is South Florida’s most unique and beautiful social event of the year and, as always, a “who’s who” of guests attend the annual event. This year’s gala will welcomed over 400 guests and begin with cocktails under the stars on the beautifully illuminated mosaic patio at the Visitor Center. Guests will then proceed to a large pavilion decorated in beautiful hues of bright pink and apple green where they’ll enjoy a sumptuous dinner and the lively music of Soul Survivors.

Le Basque will cater the event, and Karla Events will create the innovative décor for the evening. The Gala is Fairchild’s largest fundraiser and directly supports the garden’s mission in science education, conservation science and horticultural sciences.

For more information and to purchase seats or a table, please contact Susannah Shubin at 305-667-1651, Ext. 3375 or by email to

The Lakeside Pavillion

About Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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. Fairchild has field programs in over 20 countries throughout the tropical world including the Indonesia, South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Southeast Asia. Fairchild’s palm and cycad collections are considered the greatest collections in the world and are nationally recognized by the American Public Gardens Association. Fairchild has the largest education program in a metropolitan area reaching more than 100,000 schoolchildren in 2011.

The Pavillion at night
Fairchild hosts popular events like the Chocolate, Mango, Orchid, Food and Garden, Ramble and Edible Garden Festivals, as well as an annual art exhibition, concerts, plant shows and sales, evening events and more. Fairchild is a not-for-profit organization with 45,000 members. Fairchild is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, Florida, 33156. Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and Fairchild members. Information at and on Facebook and Twitter.

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