The future of plants is our future!
You can help transform the way people connect with plants and the way students engage in botany, science, and conservation with a $25-$100 gift to Fairchild's Annual Fund.
Food, shelter, medicine, oxygen, natural beauty—these are all provided by plants. Our future depends on them, now more than ever.
David Fairchild, well over 100 years ago, began searching the world for plants that he believed would improve our world. The work must continue to ensure our food security, plant genetic diversity, education of our future leaders, and conservation of our natural resources.
Here are just a few examples of the support your gift will provide:
Growing Beyond Earth partnership where middle and high school students identify edible plants suitable for growth aboard NASA’s International Space Station (ISS) and long-term space missions.
Our MOBILE STEMLab—the only mobile botany lab currently inspiring Miami-Dade middle-school students to become scientists.
Our work with local municipalities county-wide, including neighborhoods, hospitals, and schools, to reintroduce one million orchids to South Florida as part of our Million Orchid Project.
The peaceful oasis of the Garden, a place for community to gather and celebrate gardens and love of plants at fun, family-friendly events like the Orchid, Mango, and Chocolate Festivals, plant sales, education events, and art exhibitions.
Fairchild’s partnership with BioTECH @ Richmond Heights High School—offering the only botany program for high schoolers, where students are guided by our world-class scientists to conduct real research to grow rare, native Florida orchids for The Million Orchid Project’s plant restoration.
The Fairchild Challenge, welcoming thousands of students per year from pre-K to grad school to experience nature, science, and botany—a remedy to “nature deficit!”
Our plant scientists and horticulturists to further explore the world for plants useful to humans.
And, to ensure Fairchild's future as one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world.
We do all of this and more while working to raise the additional funds necessary to keep these programs thriving and growing. But we need your help! To achieve our goal, we are encouraging participation among all of our Fairchild friends.
The Fairchild Annual Fund Campaign takes place from November 15 through April 15 each year and the money raised allows us to meet the critical needs of the Garden and for the programs that are having a transformative impact right here in Miami-Dade County and beyond.
Fairchild is a non-profit organization sustained by the generosity of members and friends like you! Tickets sales, memberships, program fees, and gift shop sales provide the base support that allow for enriching programs and maintenance of our garden exhibits and buildings. However, we depend on our endowment, grants, sponsorship, and individual donors to help make up the remaining critically necessary funds.