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“Ramble” at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Submitted by on November 5, 2018 – 8:18 amNo Comment

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, Coral Gables, FloridaFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is celebrating its Fall Garden Festival with its longest-running event – the 74th annual Ramble. The three-day festival in the 83-acre garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, Florida, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. this weekend (November 7, 8 and 9, 2018).

The event marks one of the largest plant sales of the year, with vendors showcasing everything from orchids to cacti. Browse through the antiques and collectibles sale, and peruse thousands of titles at the old and rare books sale. A farmers market, gourmet food vendors, beer garden, and chef-led cooking demos will feature fall food essentials. Nell’s Tea Garden will offer samples of tea blends plus sweet and savory snacks.

Exclusive to the Ramble is Design:Fairchild, an eco-friendly design and furniture show at the Lakeside Marquee Tent displaying pieces made from reclaimed and recycled materials. Many South Florida guilds will exhibit their hand-crafted woodwork, ceramics, jewelry, and embroidery.

Another special feature: a 100-year-old Dutch Waterpoorter street organ operated by Fairchild volunteer Dr. William Murphy in the Bailey Palm Glade. (Check out the video, below.)

Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up, and $12 for children 6-17.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. The plant collections feature palms, cycads, orchids, tropical fruit trees and more.

(Photo courtesy of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden; video from VRNomad)

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