Earth Day at Fairchild

Friday, April 19, 2013




Coral Gables, FL, April 10, 2013 – What better way to celebrate Earth Day than outdoors among tropical plants, fresh air and sunshine? On Monday, April 22, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is offering $7.50 admission for Earth Day in honor of Fairchild’s 75th anniversary of opening to the public.


Discover 83 acres of nature on foot or by tram with tram tours running every half hour from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Volunteer Bob Petzinger will give special historic tram tours showing important landmarks from the garden’s past 75 years at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. Themed walking tours will give visitors a behind-the-scenes, in-depth look at special places in the garden. For lunch, bring a picnic basket or purchase sandwiches, salads and wraps from the Glasshouse Café.


Relax to the sounds of the waterfalls in the Rainforest, walk beside the swaying palm trees, visit the colorful butterflies at the interactive display in the Wings of the Tropics exhibit and much more. This Earth Day, there’s something for the whole family at Fairchild.


The garden is open from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Wings of the Tropics butterfly exhibit opens at 9:30 a.m.

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. 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 and is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156. Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and Fairchild members. For more information, please visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest