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Fairchild Garden Introduces Fall-Themed Events



Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami’s favorite outdoor destination with over 83-acres of manicured green space and 6,000 rare and exotic plants on display, is celebrating the change of seasons with an all new lineup of socially distanced, fall-inspired events beginning this month. As temperatures begin to drop throughout Florida, Fairchild invites Miami locals and visitors to enjoy an outdoor Family Movie Night on Halloween night, a Paws on Parade Dog Halloween Costume Contest, and Date Night at the Garden, where guests are encouraged to bring a friend or a loved one and enjoy a range of fun activities. Fairchild will also be shining a spotlight on its members during the month of October with member-exclusive events and discounts such as the Members Day Plant Sale and a members-only virtual exotic orchid Plant Sale.


Please see the list below for additional programming details:

Events Open to the Public


Date Night at the Garden: Fairchild is pleased to present Date Night at the Garden, where every Friday evening guests can enjoy a range of outdoor activities with their date (or friend), like terrarium building with wine, swing dance lessons, and a Halloween movie night. *Date Night is rain or shine

  • Friday, October 9th - Succulents & Wine are Fine: A Terrarium Building experience - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, building starts at 6:00pm

  • Friday, October 16th - Swing Dancing Social: Swing Dance, Two sessions - 5:30 pm & 8:30 pm

  • Friday, October 30th - Garden Cinema: Halloween Classic Film Edition - 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm, movie starts at 7:30 pm


Halloween Dream | Family Movie Night at the Garden: Trick or Treat through the gardens dark and stormy rainforest and then find your favorite spot on the lawn for a special family movie feature. The Glasshouse Cafe will open for additional food and beverage options. The fun starts at 6:00 pm and the movie starts at 7:00 pm. *Weather permitting


Dog Dates: Starting at 5:30 PM on Thursdays throughout October, wander among the lush plants and gardens with Fluffy and spend some time exploring the 83-acres of green space as the sun sets. Please see a list below of the pawsome programming throughout the month. *Dog Date is rain or shine

  • Thursday, October 15 - Dog Bazaar - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

  • Thursday, October 22 - Dog Date Movie Night - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, movie starts at 7:00pm

  • Thursday, October 29 - Paws on Parade Halloween Costume Contest - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Costume Parade starts at 6:00 pm


Eat. Drink Garden: On Saturday, October 31, Fairchild will host the third installment of Eat. Drink. Garden., a monthly outdoor dinner series that highlights specially curated menus by South Florida’s favorite chefs. The candlelit dinner includes two seating’s at 5:30 PM and 8 PM with a limited seating capacity of 30 guests. Stay tuned for more updates. *Eat. Drink. Garden. is rain or shine

Member Exclusives: October is Member Appreciation Month, so Fairchild is celebrating their loyal members with exclusive monthlong events and discounts.


Members' Day Plant Sale: On Saturday, October 24, Fairchild will host its annual Members’ Day Plant Sale, exclusively selling native and exotic orchids only. Members will also receive 30% off the Fairchild Store. *Rain or shine, Time 10- 4 pm.


The Fairchild Online Plant Sale: Every month, Fairchild gives plant lovers access to some of their finest plants for home gardening through their Online Plant Sale. Throughout October, members can shop a rare collection of orchids virtually and receive a video from Jason Downing, PH.D and orchid biologist, explaining the type of orchid and tips on how to care for it.



Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL. 33156. Stay up to date by following along on Facebook at @FairchildGarden, Twitter at @FairchildGarden and Instagram at @fairchildgarden.


By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden