Splendor in the Garden

Sunday, January 6, 2013




Fashion will flourish at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. for the second annual Splendor in the Garden fashion show and luncheon. In partnership with luxury specialty store Neiman Marcus Coral Gables and co-chaired by Swanee DiMare and Frances Sevilla-Sacasa, the garden will blossom into a fashion hotspot as models stroll the runway in the latest spring trends. Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus’s senior vice president and fashion director, will present “The Best of Spring 2013,” an exclusive preview of the season’s newest styles. In addition to the fashion show, the 2013 Fairchild Philanthropy Honorees will be recognized: Maria Alonso, Anne Baddour, Bunny Bastian, Paula Brockway, Terry Buoniconti, Martha Clinton and Jan Risi Field.

Tickets for Splendor in the Garden are $250 for preferred seating and $300 for runway seating. The tickets include a champagne reception sponsored by Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, seated luncheon catered by Le Basque, fashion show and awards presentation. Complimentary garden tours are available during the reception. All proceeds benefit Fairchild’s conservation, science, education, and research programs. To purchase tickets, please contact Susannah Shubin at sshubin@fairchildgarden.org or 305-667-1651, ext. 3375.

For more information on Splendor in the Garden, please visit www.fairchildgarden.org and the Splendor 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 www.fairchildgarden.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.