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Meetings and Events

 

The Tropical Fern & Exotic Plant Society meets on the fourth Monday of every month, 
with the exception of July and August. Please see calendar below.
We meet at  Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 
33156, 7:30 p.m. in the Corbin Building. Light refreshment are served, Plant Raffle.
Visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings. Admission is FREE.
Members are kept informed through our Newsletter which is produced monthly 
(no newsletters in July, August and December).
If you have any questions about any of our Meeting or Events, 
please e-mail us for additional info at: tfeps1@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

2018                        Meetings and Events

January 22: 

 Speaker: Dr. Chad Husby
 
Program: Our new Vice-President will give a slide presentation about a trip to Thailand that he and Dr. Brett Jestrow of Fairchild undertook to find new plants for the Garden in Decembe 2017 after Hurricane Irma. During this trip, they traveled to many nurseries, gardens and private collections from Bangkok to South Thailand and East Thailand. As a result, 22 large boxes of new plants from ferns to lycophytes to conifers, flowering trees, succulents, aroids and epiphytes were introduced to the Garden and are currently being acclimated to South Florida. Some of the new plants will be on display for the talk.

@ 7:30pm @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Corbin Building 10901 Old Cutler Road. Coral Gables, Fl 

 Raffle table by:
Fantastic Ferns & Linda Bell

February :  

 Community Day at Chapman Field.  Chapman Field is the USDA's large and historic Subtropical Horticulture Research Station (SHRS) located at 13601 Old Cutler Rd. Once a year it is opened to the public for an event now known as Community Day. It is from 10 am to 3:30 pm.

February 26: 

 Speaker: Craig Morrell
 Program: Hurricane Restoration

 Hurricane Restoration is near and dear to our hearts in the South Florida plant community. Craig began his career in horticulture in 1974 and earned a degree in Ornamental Horticulture at the University of Florida. He worked as a nursery inspector for the Fla. State Dept. of Agriculture before managing an orchid grower company and spending a decade as a resort horticulturist. Prior to joining the National Tropical Botanic Garden as the Director of the Kampong, Craig was the horticulturist at Pinecrest Gardens. He is a font of information and having experienced many hurricanes in South Florida will surely be able to impart some of his knowledge of plant recovery following a natural disaster of this type.

 @ 7:30pm @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Corbin Building 10901 Old Cutler Road. Coral Gables, Fl 

 Raffle table by: Jose Lopez & Tom Moore

March 27:    Speaker: Chip Jones
 
Program: 
Cycads from Mexico
 
 Chip has been a resident of southern Florida for 16 years and has been gardening much longer. Originally from northern Alabama, he studied horticulture at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville. His work history includes vegetative propagation of gymnosperms in South Carolina, New England native plants, and tropical landscaping. At the nursery for his company, Jones Landscaping, in Davie, Chip has been growing palms, cycads, bromeliads, and a wide variety of other plant interests. He also travels extensively to observe plant habitats and horticulture in the tropics

 @ 7:30pm @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Corbin Building 10901 Old Cutler Road. Coral Gables, Fl 

 Raffle table by: Can't Grow Squash & Wicked Mike's

April 14 & 15:  Spring Plant Sale at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
 
10901 Old Cutler Road. Coral Gables, Fl 33156
 9:00AM - 4:30PM Daily 
 Sale is free after paid admission to the Garden.

April 23: 

 Speaker: Nick Ewy of Naples Botanical Garden
 Program: A Talk on Epiphytes

 Ever since he was a boy growing up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Nick Ewy has had an interest in rare and tropical plants. Throughout his childhood Nick was an avid plant grower, collector and gardener. Nick started working at a rare plant nursery in High School and then went on to obtain a degree in botany and plant pathology from Michigan State University. When Nick moved to Florida he was employed at the American Orchid Society Botanic Garden in Delray Beach and worked as lead horticulturist at the international Polo Club in Wellington. In July 2013, Nick joined the Naples Botanic Garden as Associated Director of Horticulture

 @ 7:30pm @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Corbin Building 10901 Old Cutler Road. Coral Gables, Fl 

 Raffle table by: Ree Gardens & Rory Antoink

May 26 - 27:

Our Annual Show and Sale 
 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 
 10901 Old Cutler Road. Coral Gables, Fl 

 9:30AM - 4:30PM Daily - Show is Free after paid admission to the Garden.

May 28: 

 Speaker: TBA
 
Program: 
TBA

 @ 7:30pm @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Corbin Building 10901 Old Cutler Road. Coral Gables, Fl 

 Raffle table by: Ralph Hernandez & Bob benaim

June 25:

 Speaker: TBA
 Program: TBA

 @ 7:30pm @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
 Corbin Building 10901 Old Cutler Road. Coral Gables, Fl 

 Raffle table by: TBA

 

A few pictures from a past meeting.

Waiting for meeting to start Yes, we have refreshments


Raffle Table from Meeting on April 23, 2012
Provided by Phil Iloo & Redland Nursery

Guest Speakers

Delores speaking on scented plants Larry Cox speaking on Orchids