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“Gala in the Gardens” at Flamingo Gardens 2012

2012 Gala in the Garden “Paradise Found”Saturday, February 4, 6:30pm – Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden hosted Gala in the Garden 2012, “Paradise Found” on Saturday, February 4, 2012. Chairmen for this year’s black-tie fundraiser were Swanee DiMare and Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa. Penny Stamps and Joyce Burns served as Philanthropic Chairmen. This year’s Gala in the Garden welcomed 400 guests beginning 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 then proceed to a large lakeside marquis for a five-star dining experience and dancing to the music of the Soul Survivors. Lasso the Moon catered 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. Guests not only enjoyed a spectacular evening in stunning tropical landscape but they also supported Fairchild’s programs in conservation science, education, horticulture and collection management. The Fairchild Gala captured the magic of beauty and elegance alongside a fun and enjoyable evening while raising significant funds for its mission specific programs.
Pictures by: Geydis Leonard & Yunia Rosales