Gala in the Garden 2012, Paradise Found in Coral Gables

The Gala in the Garden is Fairchild’s annual black-tie event and largest fund-raiser. The Fairchild Gala attracts a “who’s who” of South Florida.

Saturday, February 4, 2012
6:30 PM
Coral Gables FL

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will host Gala in the Garden 2012, Paradise Found. Chairmen for this year’s black-tie fundraiser are Swanee DiMare and Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa. Penny Stamps and Joyce Burns will serve as Philanthropic Chairmen.

Gala in the Garden 2012, Paradise Found in Coral Gables

Fairchild’s Gala in the Garden is South Florida’s must-attend social event. “I look forward to Fairchild’s Gala in the Garden every year. Not only is the garden the most beautiful and unique location for a black-tie event, the Gala supports the important work of Miami’s truly “green” organization,” says Co-Chairman Swanee DiMare of the event and referring to Fairchild’s critical work in tropical plant conservation and environmental education initiatives.

This year’s Gala in the Garden will welcome 450 guests and will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the beautiful Italian mosaic of the Jean duPont Shehan Visitor Center with the eagerly-awaited silent auction running throughout the cocktail hour and evening. Guests will then proceed to a large lakeside marquis for a five-star dining experience and dancing.

Lasso the Moon will cater the event and create the innovative décor for the evening using brilliant purples and greens and filling the room with orchids to set off the lavish theme. Gala guests will not only enjoy a spectacular evening in stunning tropical landscape but they will also be supporting the vital conservation work of Fairchild.

All proceeds from the Gala in the Garden support Fairchild‘s programs in conservation science, education, horticulture and collection management.

Prices begin at $600 per person; tables for ten begin at $6,000. The Fairchild Gala also needs additional underwriting support, please contact Susannah Shubin at 305.667.1651, ext. 3375 or

About Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Fairchild is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. We are one of the premier conservation and education-based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation. Currently Fairchild has field programs in over 20 countries including support to protected areas in Madagascar and Africa and botanic garden development and renovation projects in South and Central America, the Caribbean and the Middle East.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Rd.
Coral Gables FL 33156


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