Fairchild and Neiman Marcus join to host ‘Splendor in the Garden’

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, together with Neiman Marcus Coral Gables, will host the second annual “Splendor in the Garden” on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.

The afternoon will feature a champagne reception in the Garden followed by a seated luncheon and formal fashion show produced by Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus vice president and fashion director. In addition, Fairchild will honor a group of special women who have made significant contributions to Fairchild’s success and who have made “giving fashionable.”

Those being honored are Jan Risi Field, Paula Brockway, Terry Buoniconti, Maria Alonso, Bunny Bastian, Martha Clinton, and Anne Baddour. They will be recipients of the 2013 Fairchild Philanthropy Award. All proceeds will benefit Fairchild’s numerous programs in conservation, science, children’s education and research.

For ticket information and reservations contact Susannah Shubin at 305-663-8075 or by email at sshubin@fairchildgarden.org

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. It is one of the premier conservation and education- based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation.Fairchild has field programs in over 20 countries throughout the tropical world including Indonesia, South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Southeast Asia.

Fairchild hosts popular events like the Chocolate, Mango, Orchid, Food and Garden, Ramble and Edible Garden festivals, as well as an annual art exhibition, concerts, plant shows and sales, evening events and more. Fairchild is a not-for-profit organization with 45,000 members.

Fairchild is located at 10901 Old Cutler Rd. in Coral Gables,. Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6- 17 and free to children 5 and under as well as Fairchild members.

Information is available online at www.fairchildgarden.org and on Facebook and Twitter.

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