Miami Beach Botanical Garden Event Schedule
Miami Beach Botanical Garden is hosting a garden tours, Tai Chi, special performances and more.
Miami Beach Garden Tour
VIP Preview Party: Friday, March 10 | Tour: Saturday, March 11
FRIDAY PREVIEW. Join us on March 10 from 6pm-8pm for a pre-tour happy hour. Enjoy light bites courtesy of Bill Hansen Catering, tropical-inspired cocktails, a preview of the Garden Club flower show, and Silent Auction items with “buy now” pricing. You may also pick up your wristbands and the guide for Saturday’s Tour. Please purchase the Friday Preview & Tour package if you wish to attend both events.
SATURDAY TOUR. Your day starts at the Garden where you’ll pick up your guide and wristband for the Tour. With addresses in hand you are free to travel at your own pace to each location. After the Tour, join us back at the Garden for fun activities including the Miami Beach Garden Club’s annual flower show where you can cast your vote for the “people’s choice award.” Stop by the Botanical Bar for a cool beverage (a complimentary sangria for tour-goers) and have a light bite. We’ll be open until 5pm.
Tour pricing: Non-members $50 • Members $40 (call 305.673.7256 for promo code)
Friday Preview & Saturday Tour Combo: $75
WE'RE CELEBRATING SPRING
Just Arrived - New Plant Shipment
While you're visiting the Garden, check out our new batch of tropical flowering plants just waiting to be added to your garden at home! We'd also greatly appreciate any donations of ceramic pots that are no longer being used – just drop off at the Garden Center next time you visit.
Tai Chi at the Garden
Wednesdays • March 1, 8, 15, 22 • 10am–11am
Join our weekly Tai Chi class with teacher Silvia Salinas, AP. Designed for beginners, but also enjoyable for long-time practitioners, this class will focus on the foundation of the movements. The health benefits of Tai Chi include improved flexibility, strength, and balance. Through its fluid movements Tai Chi stimulates deep breathing and blood circulation, without straining the heart and other muscles, making it safe for all physical levels.
Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes for this class. You may also want to bring water, and mask-wearing is optional. Don't wait to reserve your spot - class size is limited to 25.
Miami Beach Garden Club
Thursday • March 9 • 10am–12pm
The Miami Beach Garden Club meets primarily at the Garden on the 2nd Thursday of every month from October through May. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend a meeting.
The mission of the Miami Beach Garden Club is to promote the cultivation of plants and flowers in our community through projects that focus on: beautification of our city; mentoring and sponsoring student programs (locally and statewide); and support of the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Some of their programs include working with school children on their gardens at multiple local schools. They offer assistance at our local community garden, floral design and horticulture classes, field trip outings and continue to expand their knowledge through monthly programs.
MIAMI BEACH CULTURE CRAWL
Impromptu: A Miami City Ballet Pop-Up Performance
Thursday • March 16 • 6:30pm-7:30pm
Please join us for this free performance during the March edition of the Miami Beach Culture Crawl.
Miami City Ballet brings professional dancers right into South Florida neighborhoods making the art accessible for all. The pop-up performances are choreographed and performed by MCB’s world-class dancers, offering audiences a fresh way to experience ballet in unique settings.
Initially entitled, To Miami, With Love, the series was born in response to the pandemic and the need for outdoor performance. The pop-ups were the company’s way of saying thank you to the communities that have supported MCB throughout the years by providing the healing power of the arts to elicit hope and resilience. This message continues today.
NEW MOON EVENT
Breathwork & Sound Bath Journey
Tuesday, March 21 • 6:30pm-8pm
This candlelit restorative breathwork and sound bath journey will allow you to release, reset, and restore. Doors will open at 6:00pm so that you can experience the garden in the peacefully quiet after hours while witnessing the aromas of the flowers coming to life. Resident yoga teacher, Franci, will guide yogic breathwork that helps us remove stagnation and create deeper rhythmic balance with our nervous system, allowing for more fertile grounds for moments of clarity and inspiration.
Practice will take place inside the large Banyan ballroom and spill out into the outdoor space covered by the large sails. Class begins at 6:30pm. (Garden gates will close at 6:40) Yogic breathwork for 30 minutes followed by a 30 minute Sound Bath Journey Savasana Meditation, ending at 7:30pm. Bring a journal to write down any insights that came up during the practice, or use journal prompts provided at the event, while enjoying a complimentary cup of tea. There are a few mats available if needed. Please bring yoga blocks/cushions/blanket if you'd like a more restorative experience.
Parking is available at Miami Beach City Hall, Lincoln Road Mall Parking, and if you are lucky, right next to the Garden.
IN THE BUTTERFLY GALLERY
Marina Gonella: Convergences
Marina’s work is about the relationship between place and identity. She takes photographs of landscapes, cityscapes and objects that surround her and incorporates them into her works. As a mixed media artist, she works with different techniques such as acrylic, transfers and collage.
Marina Gonella was born in Chicago, and moved with her family to Argentina at an early age. Since 2002 she has been living and working in Miami and is currently a resident of the Collective 62 artist studios.
This exhibition, curated by Dina Mitrani and Marina Font, will be available for viewing through March 24.
Miami Beach Orchid Society Monthly Meeting
Tuesday • March 28 • 5:30pm–7pm
Membership in the Miami Beach Orchid Society is open to anyone who loves orchids, loves to talk about orchids, or would love to know more about orchids. Networking starts at 5:30pm, meetings begin at 6pm. Meetings take place on the 4th Tuesday of every month at the Garden. Annual membership dues are $25 per year.
FUN AND CREATIVE FOR KIDS
Poetry in Pajamas
Sunday, April 2 • 6pm-8:30pm
The 6th annual Poetry in Pajamas, an open mic for children of all ages, returns to the Miami Beach Botanical Garden!
Under a sparkling crescent moon in the enchanting Garden, hosts and brothers Sam and Simon are joined by passionate poet Aria. Kids of all ages recite their favorite poem, whether original or published, while surrounded by an audience of pajama-clad peers.
Be sure to play lawn games and visit our marketplace made by kids, for kids. Miami's own Afrobeta provides the music while delicious food by Simply Good Pizza, Crepe Maker, and other treats are available for purchase. Suggested dress code: Pajamas and slippers.
SAVE THE DATE & CALL FOR VENDORS
Spring Artisan Market at the Garden
Sunday, April 30 • 9am-5pm
Save the date for fun, open air shopping at our upcoming artisan market taking place for one day only this April. You’ll find a selection of handcrafted items – from painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics – to jewelry, leather working, home design products and personal accessories. Also meet the small batch food artisans who create local and sustainable brands. Stay tuned for more info about the vendors who will be joining us on April 30!
NEW THIS MONTH IN THE GARDEN'S
Introducing our Delicate Tropics, 100% linen scarf – an elegant accessory for warm climates! This design will have you reminiscing about the golden era of summer vacations and makes an extra special gift or treat for yourself.