Splendor in the Garden

Benefits Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Shannon Hori, Swanee DiMare, Ken Downing, Stephen Brunelle, Frances Sevilla-Sacasa

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
305-667-1651, Ext. 3375 (Susannah Shubin)

It’s fashion galore at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden this winter. On Thursday, January 23, 2014, the lush garden will become the backdrop for a runway show featuring the hottest styles from head to toe. Co-chaired by Swanee DiMare and Frances Sevilla-Sacasa, the third annual Splendor in the Garden fundraiser will begin on the sunny mosaic of the Visitor Center and will then move to the Lakeside Marquee overlooking the sparkling Pandanus Lake.

A delicious lunch by Le Basque Catering will start the fashion show off on the right note as the models walk down the runway spotlighting the most coveted looks and colors for Spring 2014. Don’t worry about waiting until these clothes hit the stores – guests can buy the looks right off the runway at the Backstage Boutique.

The Backstage Boutique

Tickets are $300 for preferred seating and $350 for runway seating. All proceeds benefit Fairchild’s conservation science, education, and research programs. To purchase seats or a table, please email Susannah Shubin at SShubin@FairchildGarden.org 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. 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 www.fairchildgarden.org. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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