Miami Beach Botanical Garden

MARCH EVENTS

Tuesday, March 8 / Noon to 2PM
The Green Book Club (meets 2nd Tuesday of each month)
Selection for March: Killing Mister Watson by Peter Matthiessen.

Wednesday, March 9 / 2 to 5PM

The Wholesome Grocer
The Garden serves as monthly pick-up point and resource for fresh, local and organic produce, grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and eggs, as well as assorted seasonal foods from local growers. Sign up for the Wholesome Grocer service, operated by Cindy Hill of Hill Wellness Group, pre-order from a grocery list posted on her website and pick up at the Garden. There is no application fee or minimum order. Call Cindy at 305-496-4591, visit http://www.onceuponacarrot.org.
March 10 / 1PM to 5PM & March 11 / 9AM to 3PM

Miami Beach Garden Club Spring Flower Show
The public is invited to view the tabletop arrangements and horticulture entries in the Garden Club Spring Flower Show.
Saturday, March 12 / 10AM to Noon

The Basics of Propagation
Horticulture Director Benoit Jonckheere will demonstrate and discuss basic techniques and equipment for plant propagation with seeds, cutting, grafting and air-layering in a hands-on workshop format.

The 10th Anniversary Tour of Miami Beach Gardens

Saturday, March 19, 2011
Visit six private residential gardens, behind the gates of
waterfront estates and personal retreats with a koi pond, stately old trees, and exceptional plant collections.
Drive yourself or bicycle. Gardens are open 10AM to 3PM.
Tour tickets  $25 advance & Garden members/ $30 day of tour
Tickets online at www.mbgarden.org
Telephone:  305-673-7256 ext. 201
On March 19 only, 11AM to 4PM, the Garden hosts the ‘Truck Stop’ with Miami’s hottest food trucks serving fast and fun lunches and snacks.
The Garden ‘Truck Stop’ and Miami Beach Botanical Garden
are free and open to the public.
Sale of orchids, plants, books, souvenirs, jewelry, ‘gems & junque’ throughout the day at 2000 Convention Center Drive Thursday March 17 / 7PM to 9PM

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with THE LUCK OF THE MURDER, an interactive murder mystery play featuring Barbara Fox of Mystery on the Menu. Tickets at $20 include mystery, wine and chocolate. Audience members participate, share clues and help solve the crime. Advance reservations required. Telephone 305-864-2430
Sunday, March 20

The 7th South Beach Photomarathon
Fotomission and Tropicolor host the 7th South Beach Photomarathon. Open to professional and amateur photographers. Register at the Garden, then fan out across the city to take creative photographs representing six topics. Results are juried and cash prizes awarded in each category.  For information and registration, see www.fotomission.org
Tuesday, March 22 / 8PM

New Music Miami Festival Concert

Enjoy a classical concert at the Garden presented by the New Music Miami Festival and Florida International University. For information and reservations, e-mailgarciao@fiu.edu.

 

Wednesday, March 23 / 9:15AM to 3:15 PM
AARP Safe Driver’s Program
A one-day course on safe driving for senior is $12 for AARP members/ $14 non-members. Reservations required. Call 305-466-5725.
Thursday, March 24
Surfrider Foundation and the Miami Surf Archive Project present a movie evening with footage of surfing in Miami Beach from the 1950’s to 1970’s. Free to the public. Learn more on Facebook at Miami Surf Archive Project.

 

Wednesday, March 30 / 6 to 8PM
Professor Carrie Penabad discusses Marion Manley: Miami’s First Woman Architect
Miami Beach Historical Association and the Garden present author and professor Carie Penabad discussing the legacy of Miami’s first female architect, Marion Manley. Penabad is an assistant professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Miami and a principal at CURE & PENABAD Architects. Her firm has been awarded numerous professional recognitions and awards, including American Institute of Architects awards, state and local preservation awards, a National Congress for New Urbanism Award, and a Silver Medal prize at the 2010 Miami Biennale. She published Marion Manley:  Miami’s First Woman Architect, with respected historian and author Catherine Lynn.
Every Thursday / 6:30 to 7:30PM

Miami Beach Toastmasters
Whether you want to polish your professional presentations, engage your social circle with greater ease, or champion your community cause, effective communication is essential. Join Miami Beach Toastmasters at the Garden every Thursday evening. Visit www.miamibeachtoastmasters.com to learn more.

These programs are made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and the City of Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Cultural Development, Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Fl 33139
305-673-7256

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