Stories written by Brooke Lemaire

Fairchild delivers orchid seedlings to environmental magnet school

Earlier in October, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Carl Lewis, director, and Amy Padolf, director of education, transported more than 10,000 endangered South Florida orchid seedlings to Terra Environmental Research Institute in West Kendall. Terra, Miami-Dade County’s environmental magnet school, is hosting and monitoring these orchids as part of Fairchild’s Million Orchid Campaign pilot program to […]

‘Botanical Tapestry’ awaits guests of Fairchild’s Gala in the Garden

Gala in the Garden, the annual “social event of the season,” arrives at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m. Now in its 20th year, the black-tie event is Fairchild’s major annual fundraiser, with all proceeds supporting programs in conservation science, education, horticulture and collection management. The theme of this year’s […]

Treat yourself to sweet weekend at Fairchild’s Chocolate Festival

Treat yourself to sweet weekend at Fairchild’s Chocolate Festival

The Mayans used it to cure ailments and the Aztecs used it as a form of currency. Spanish aristocrats made it into a sugary drink. Regardless of how they used it, civilizations throughout history have shared one thing in common — their love for chocolate. Celebrate all things chocolate at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s seventh […]