Miami Beach Botanical Garden Upcoming Events
Here is what awaits you at Miami Beach Botanical Garden for this Summer and Fall.
Summer Art Classes for Kids (Free!)
Wednesdays • July 6–August 3 • 10 am–1 pm
Miami Beach Botanical Garden and Sunflower Society announce the return of free summer art classes for kids!
Sunflower Society teachers Winsome Bolt and Denise Marlow will guide young artists as they create their masterpieces using objects from nature. Students will work with mixed media to create their colorful art. This year’s theme is Insects & Flowers. An art exhibition to display student work will be Wednesday, August 3, 4pm–6pm.
• Classes are for kids ages 5–12
• Younger kids must be accompanied by parent/guardian
• Limited to 35 kids per class
• Class is free but please register in advance to attend
• Our instructors and staff have been vaccinated
• If anyone becomes ill we ask that you do not attend class
Classes are free but you must register to attend here.
Donations are accepted to help cover the costs of supplies.
SECOND SATURDAY SEMINAR
Rain Barrel/Water Conservation Workshop
Saturday • July 9 • 10:30am–12pm
The rainy season is here, catch the rain now and save it for dry conditions! Please join us for July’s Second Saturday Seminar at the Garden as the UF/IFAS Extension at University of Florida teaches us about rain barrels and water conservation.
Learn how to save rainwater, safely use it, and many more water conservation tips for inside and outside your home. UF/IFAS Extension will once again be bringing Florida-friendly landscaping plants grown in their shade house to share with all participants.
Class is free - please RSVP here.
Full Moon Candlelit Yoga & Sound Bath Meditation
Wednesday • July 13 • 6:30 pm–7:45 pm
Enjoy a gentle all-levels yoga class followed by a deeply relaxing sound bath meditation as the moon begins to rise. Doors will open at 6pm so that you can experience the Garden in the peacefully quiet after hours while experiencing the flower aromas coming to life. Our resident yoga teacher, Franci, will guide a restoring and centering candle lit yoga class with modifications for all postures in order to accommodate all levels of practice. You will have the perfect setting to let go of what is no longer serving you and be bathed in the moonlight.
We will practice on the main lawn by the Ylang Ylang tree. If raining, we will move under the awning in front of the large ballroom. Practice is from 6:30-7:45 and will be finishing with a 30 minute Sound Bath Journey Savasana Meditation. Listening to a harmonic set of crystal sound bowls and instruments allows for a deeper sense of joy and wellness because their soundwaves are so soothing on the body.
There are a few mats available if needed. Please bring yoga blocks if you'd like a more restorative experience. We will have incense and bug repellants, but if you are very sensitive to insects please bring additional protection. (Deet-free bug spray is available at the Garden gift shop.)
Cost: $25 • Purchase tickets here.
SECOND SATURDAY SEMINAR
Water Issues in Our Landscapes, Gardens, and Parks
Saturday • August 13 • 10:30am–12pm
Learn all about water and flooding issues in South Florida in this seminar presented by UF IFAS Miami Dade Urban Horticulture Program.
Along with Sea Level Rise, increased rainfall events coupled with paved and non-porous surfaces challenge our daily lives and pose additional threats to our South Florida environment. This seminar will look at increasing rainfall trends and explore solutions already in play around the world from China’s Sponge Cities to our own Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Bioswale Remediation grant funded project at Arcola Lakes Park. We will also look at the plants that will work in our environment to soak up excess rainfall.
Class is free - please RSVP here.
Native Orchids of South Florida: The Photography of Drew Mullin
ON DISPLAY THROUGH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 • BUTTERFLY GALLERY
GARDEN AFTER DARK
The French Horn Collective
Thursday • September 29 • 7 pm doors/8 pm show
Join us for an evening on the Great Lawn for The French Horn Collective – one of South Florida’s most popular bands. This special night will feature past members and special guests, all under the stars on the Great Lawn. The French Horn Collective performs a high-energy fusion of gypsy jazz, hot swing, and original French music. Led by Parisian multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and songwriter Vincent Raffard, the diverse international group features singer Shira Lee and a rotating cast of highly talented musicians. Let The French Horn Collective's authentic sound transport your soul to the streets of Montmartre in Paris.
Our Botanical Bar will be serving light bites and cocktails -- no outside food or beverages permitted. Limited seating, please bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Cost: $35 non-members, $25 members. (Members call for discount code)
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT THE GARDEN WITH FRANCI
Sound Bath Meditation (9:30 am-10 am)
Vinyasa Yoga (10:30 am-11:45 am)
About Vinyasa Yoga
Prepare for the week ahead with a Vinyasa/Hatha style Yoga class. Relieve stress by connecting your breath to your movements with the beautiful Garden as your backdrop. The class can be modified for beginners, but is filled with deep stretches, twists, balancing poses and incorporates breath work that will assist in feeling resilient to stress throughout your week.
About Sound Bath Meditation
This all-levels practice will guide you to find and connect with a sense of calm that will allow you to feel more resilient to stressors and help you respond, instead of react to, your challenges. We will use crystal sound bowls to begin to slow down the revolutions of the mind and support your journey inward. Each class begins with a short introduction to the technique and we practice for 15-20 minutes.
South Bath Meditation • Cost $10 • Tix here
Vinyasa Yoga • Cost $15 • Tix here