On Saturday and Sunday, April 8th and 9th, 2017, the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida, celebrated its 38th Annual Spring Plant Sale and Spring Garden Festival from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Attendees joined in the festivities to celebrate the season with gorgeous plants and trees, live music, cooking demonstrations, and tutorials featuring tips to keep gardens thriving during the summer months. Additionally, attendees had access to local food vendors selling delicious artisan food and drink.
Among the event’s exclusive vendors in attendance was Grate Madeleine, whose tent was set up in the Garden Marketplace on the Garden House Lawn. Grate Madeleine went all out to celebrate the Spring Festival by setting up their dark chocolate fountain with a spread of vanilla madeleines, strawberries, pineapple, and giant campfire marshmallows for dipping. Additionally, Grate Madeleine had its traditional set up of 4 different flavored gourmet madeleines – Nutella-filled, Raspberry Liquor made with Chambord, Key Lime, and Classic Vanilla Bean. In honor the Spring Festival, Grate Madeleine included a unique edible label featuring the Fairchild Garden’s logo on their Key Lime madeleine. Fairchild members were thrilled to see the Fairchild Garden’s logo on the madeleine, and were even more excited to learn that the label is edible!
The Fairchild Garden is known for hosting wonderful events such as the Spring Festival and Spring Plant Sale. In addition to the haute food vendors, such as Grate Madeleine, Nic & Luc Fine Foods, Gringa Flan, World Spicery, and Sweet Blendz, attendees were able to participate in yoga and meditation segments. Along with all the special event festivities, visitors to the Fairchild Garden were able to enjoy the lovely garden setting, as well as the South Florida Butterfly Garden known as the Wings of the Tropics exhibit and the Fairchild Artists in Bloom Exhibition in the Garden House, featuring the art of 150 artists.