Stories written by Paula Fernandez de los Muros

Hats on for The Vizcayans’ annual Preservation Luncheon on Feb. 26

Hats on for The Vizcayans’ annual Preservation Luncheon on Feb. 26

The Vizcayans will host their fifth annual Preservation Luncheon, fondly referred to as the “Hat Luncheon,” at the historic Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 S. Miami Ave., on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The al-fresco luncheon will be blossoming with stylish hats and elegant attire galore, reminiscent of fashionable daytime soirees in the formal Italianate gardens, which […]

Fairchild and Neiman Marcus join to host ‘Splendor in the Garden’

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, together with Neiman Marcus Coral Gables, will host the second annual “Splendor in the Garden” on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. The afternoon will feature a champagne reception in the Garden followed by a seated luncheon and formal fashion show produced by Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus vice president and fashion director. In […]

Science Village to open Dec. 1 at Fairchild Botanic Garden


Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s stateof- the-art DiMare Science Village, covering more than 25,000 square feet and featuring five buildings including the Clinton Family Conservatory featuring a splendid butterfly exhibit, the Glasshouse Café, Windows to the Tropics Conservatory, and the Whitman Tropical Fruit Pavilion, is scheduled to open on Dec. 1. “The opening of the Butterfly […]

Stone sculptures from Zimbawe to be displayed at Fairchild


Chapungu: Custom and Legend, a Culture in Stone, will soon grace the lowlands of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden with 82 unique, hand-carved sculptures by African artists from Zimbabwe. The seven-month exhibition will depict beautiful stone carvings of animals, families, customs, social issues and creatures of legend. Carved from opal stone, cobalt and springstone, these alluring […]

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden announces premier Bridal Event


Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden soon will be in full bloom with brides-to-be this fall when it hosts its premier Bridal Event and Fashion Show on Thursday, Oct. 11. Unlike any other bridal event in South Florida, Fairchild’s event presents guests with a true “Garden Wedding Experience” as well as providing them with local resources to […]

Chocolate, Coffee and Tea Festival scheduled at Fairchild, Jan. 20-22


It’s that time of the year again when chocoholics from far and wide flock to Fairchild Tropical Botanic for none other than the International Chocolate Festival, featuring Coffee and Tea. Taking place Friday-Sunday, Jan. 20-22, the International Chocolate Festival, now it its sixth year, is a chocolate lover’s must-attend event and this year it’s bigger […]

Fairchild’s Ramble Celebrates tropical living in South Florida


By Paula Fernandez de los Muros…. 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, […]

Fun for the family awaits at Fairchild’s Butterfly Days


By Paula Fernandez de los Muros…. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and the Miami Blue Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association once again will host Butterfly Days at Fairchild, a weekend of events celebrating butterfly appreciation, conservation and education, taking place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25, […]

Hawaiian mangos start at 19th annual Fairchild mango fest


By Paula Fernandez De Los Muros…. The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden hosts its 19th annual International Mango Festival July 9-10, this year celebrating the Mangos of Hawaii. Just in time for the South Florida mango harvest, the festival features everything and more for the mango lover. Shop curator choice mango trees, experience mango-inspired cooking demonstrations, […]

Chefs set to whip up magic at Fairchild’s Mango Brunch

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By Paula Fernandez de los Muros…. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Mango Brunch is a tasty tribute to the most delicious of tropical fruits — the mango. Celebrated in conjunction with the International Mango Festival at Fairchild, this year’s Mango Brunch will be Sunday, July 10, at 11 a.m., and will bring together some of Miami’s […]

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 […]

Fairchild ‘Plants and People’ program for Alzheimer’s


By Paula Fernandez de los Muros…. Are you or a loved one living with Alzheimer’s? If so, then come to Fairchild Tropical Botanic and experience the power of plants. Fairchild will present the Plants and People program free for Alzheimer’s patients and their caretakers. Early to mid-stage patients and their caregivers will be treated to […]

9th annual Fairchild orchid fest set for March 11 – 13


By Paula Fernandez de los Muros…. Get ready for an amazing display of orchids from around the world!Fair The International Orchid Festival, in its ninth year, is taking place at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden on March 11-13 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The festival will feature more than 10,000 orchid plants and more than […]

Fairchild Garden breaks ground on new Science Village project

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By Paula Fernandez de los Muros…. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden recently conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new state-of the- art Science Village, Tropical Research Labs, Café and Conservatory, a multi-million dollar science complex designed to nurture future environmental leaders in Miami and encourage a love and appreciation for the natural world. Fairchild is a […]

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