Fairchild Garden’s Orchids in Bloom Festival, March 11 & 12

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Press Release

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is celebrating the return of Orchids in Bloom, an enchanting festival of orchids, on Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12, 2023 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM. 

Just a few days shy of the start of spring, but this is the perfect way to spend the weekend with daylight savings time taking effect to enjoy more time outdoors in South Florida weather. 

This celebration of all things orchids will offer dazzling displays, gardening demos, orchid and market vendors, one-of-a-kind tasting experiences, and fantastic lectures. Guests are also invited to stroll through the Garden and enjoy the sights of thousands of orchids planted on trees and palms throughout the Tropical Orchid Rainforest, award-winning hybrids, popular varieties, and extra-tropical species.

At Fairchild, our experts focus their attention on orchids from all over the tropics with particular emphasis on orchids of cultural and breeding importance and orchid species from Florida and the Caribbean. This renewed focus on the orchid collections at Fairchild Garden was largely due to the partnership with American Orchid Society (AOS) and the public enthusiasm for the Million Orchid Project.


  • Shop unique and rare orchids from some of your favorite orchid partners
  • Attend lectures and walking tours and enjoy how-to’s from orchid experts
  • Enjoy orchid inspired activities and classes
  • Learn to hula with our tahitian dancers and make your very own lei
  • Enjoy delicious food, specialty cocktails, live music, a bubble party, and family friendly games.  There are even vanilla-inspired refreshments all weekend long (Yes, Vanilla comes from an orchid!) 
  • Discover the National Orchid Garden, home to over  50,000 orchids including the heritage collection from the American Orchid Society (AOS)
  • Explore The Million Orchid Project Lab to learn about our urban conservation program. You can even propagate a native orchid yourself in the mobile STEMLab
  • Watch orchid experts compete for top prize at the Orchid Show and Exhibit presented by the Orchid Society of Coral Gables
  • Meet hundreds of spectacular butterflies at Wings of the Tropics, our exotic butterfly exhibit
  • Participate in ORKIDS Encounter, a family adventure to explore and discover the amazing world of orchids!
  • Relax while your little ones run, play and explore at the Children’s Garden
  • And so much more!

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