Gala in the Garden

Benefits Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Maria Beguiristain, Laura Buccellati, Jenny Kennedy, Lydia Touzet, Laurence Stott, Barbara Hevia

Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
305-667-1651, Ext. 3375 (Susannah Shubin)

An enchanting evening awaits guests of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s annual Gala in the Garden fundraiser on Saturday, February 1, 2014. This year’s black-tie event is co-chaired by Swanee DiMare and Frances Sevilla-Sacasa and honors Fairchild’s 75th anniversary of opening to the public.

Enjoy a cocktail reception, bid on luxury items at the Silent Auction, dine on an exquisite feast by Le Basque Catering and dance by the moonlight surrounded by the Lakeside Marquee’s breathtaking décor.

Swanee and Paul DiMare

With all proceeds supporting programs in conservation science, education and horticulture, the fundraiser will keep Fairchild moving forward while staying true to the original vision of the founders – to provide a beautiful tropical garden for all to enjoy.

Individual tickets start at $600, and tables for ten can be reserved for $6,000. To purchase tickets, please contact Susannah Shubin at or call 305-667-1651, Ext. 3375.

About Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Established in 1938 and comprising 85 acres in Miami, Florida, 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.

Eugenio and Frances Sevilla-Sacasa
Special events include Chocolate, Mango, Orchid and Edible Garden Festivals in addition to an annual art exhibition, concerts, plant sales and more. Fairchild is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156. For more info, call 305-667-1651 or visit Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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