Gala in the Garden

Tuesday, January 8, 2013




Gala in the Garden, the annual “social event of the season,” arrives at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Now in its 20th year, the black-tie event is Fairchild’s major yearly fundraiser, with all proceeds supporting programs in conservation science, education, horticulture and collection management. The theme of this year’s Gala is “Botanical Tapestry” and the co-chairs are Swanee DiMare and Frances Sevilla-Sacasa.

The event’s activities will ensure an elegant and enjoyable evening. The night begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction at the Shehan Visitor Center. Guests then proceed to the exquisitely lit and decorated Lakeside Marquee surrounded by a tropical paradise for an unforgettable night of first-class diningand dancing to the sounds of The Soul Survivors Orchestra. The stunning décor and delectable dinner is provided by Le Basque, a premier catering company based in Miami. Courtesy cocktails are provided by GREY GOOSE Vodka, a Gala sponsor.  

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.

For more information on Gala in the Garden, please visit and the Gala in the Garden Web page.

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 more than 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.