Friday, May 11, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Held just two days before Mother's Day, National Public Gardens Day is a national day of celebration that invites communities to explore the beauty of their local green spaces, while raising awareness of the important role public gardens play in promoting conservation, education and environmental preservation.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will mark this special day with FREE admission for everyone to enjoy its 83 acres of lush landscaping and admire the monumental sculptures of American artists Will Ryman and Dale Chihuly or simply sit on a bench and read a favorite book. As a special Mother's Day treat, visitors will also enjoy a free native plant giveaway of many that were propagated at Fairchild's nurserywhile supplies last.
Are you a great photographer? Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is proud to launch a special opportunity with its "The Art of the Flower" photography competition in honor of National Public Gardens Day on Friday, May 11.