Fairchild’s Ramble Celebrates tropical living in South Florida

By Paula Fernandez de los Muros….

Visitors enjoy the Waterpooter at Fairchild’s Ramble Festival.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will host the always anticipated Ramble–A Garden Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11, 12 and 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Ramble is South Florida’s most loved garden party.  Experience the blend of old and new with art, antiques, rare books, a farmers market, the largest plant sale in South Florida, an educational children’s area and much more.

Here is a list of what is being offered at this year’s Ramble:

Plants — With more than 15,000 plants, it is the largest sale of the year in South Florida.

Antiques and Collectibles — Fabulous finds for anyone interested in acquiring items of quality, beauty and distinction. Donate items.

Garden and Artist Marketplace — Large selection of garden-related items, original paintings, watercolors, photographs, sculptures and ceramics.

Old and Rare Books — Thousands of books covering a wide range of subjects including an incredible selection of botanical and art books.

Delicious Food — Gourmet food trucks, conch fritters, local artisan ice cream and more.

Live Music — Enjoy fantastic local and visiting musicians including the unique sights and sounds of the Dutch Waterpoorter Street Organ.

Farmer’s Greenmarket — Herb booth, farmers organic produce, fresh baked goods, jams, honey and more.

Garden of Chocolate — A world of chocolate from cacao plants to homemade chocolate cookies.

Nell’s Tea Garden — Tea service, umbrella tables and ladies in lovely hats serving teas of many flavors.

Kid Way — Educational displays, live performances, carnival games, arts and crafts, face painting and more.

Science Trail — Speak to the scientists of Fairchild and learn about what they do; walk along the Science Trail on the Mulch Path.

Bike Valet — Green Mobility Network will be present on Saturday and Sunday offering its unique bike valet service at the South Gate. If you walk or ride your bike to Fairchild, you will receive $5 off the admission price for adults and $2 for children. It’s one way of thanking you for contributing to conservation.

The Ramble Festival is in its 71st year and continues to be fall’s most anticipated event in South Florida. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Rd. in Coral Gables. Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6-17, and free to children 5 and under as well as Fairchild members.

For more information, visit online at www.fairchildgarden.org.

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