Earth Day admission is free at Fairchild Tropical Garden

By Paula Fernandez de los Muros….
Fairchild is offering free admission to all visitors on Earth Day, Friday, Apr. 22.

In support of earth-friendly products, the Shop at Fairchild will have a display of sustainable and recycled products for purchase and will offer a 10 percent discount on all items in the shop.

This is the perfect opportunity to walk Fairchild’s grounds, have a family picnic, admire the monumental sculptures of Claude and Françoise-Xavier Lalanne, make a wish at Yoko Ono’s Wishing Grove or simply sit on a bench and read your favorite book while overlooking 83 acres of lush tropical paradise.

In addition to free admission, guests can take advantage of the following special offers on Earth Day:

• Indulge the little ones in educational kids’ activities;

• Eat gourmet food from local food trucks gastroPod and MexZican Gourmet;

• Learn about local non-profit environmental organizations

Membership special: 50 percent off for new members and renewing members receive 10 percent off. Special Earth Day offers are available by phone or in person only on Apr. 22.

At 3 p.m. in the Garden House, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and Books and Books present a special Earth Day book signing featuring author Joel M. Curzon presenting his book Light Fading: Reflections on the Imperiled Everglades. This event is free of charge. RSVP by email to

Fairchild is located at 10901 Old Cutler Rd. in Coral Gables. Regular 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.

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