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The Gifford Arboretum sponsors a host of activities during the year including horticultural workshops, plant sales, festivals, and our Annual Picnic and Lecture. Below is a schedule of the events.

If you have any questions about any of the events, please contact us at 305-284-1302. We look forward to seeing you at one of our many events in the future! (For directions to the Arboretum or the Cox Science Center, please reference the "Visits, Directions" portion of our website)

To get to Cox Science Center Room 166, please enter either the front or the back entrance. From the front entrance, cross the Cox Lobby and take a right at the glass doors; down the corridor you will see the meeting room. If you are entering the Cox Science Center from the back entrances (ie. the parking entrances), then please enter through any of the glass doors and take a left down the corridor to the meeting room. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of the Arboretum. We look forward to seeing you there!

We have some great programs and activities lined up for the Spring semester. Please check them out and plan to join us!



Gifford Arboretum Schedule of Events: Spring 2017



Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 7 PM in Cox Room 166

Charles J. Kropke will present his Emmy Award winning film The Unseen Everglades: Inside A Legendary Wilderness about the ecosystems, people and issues of the Florida Everglades. The film is one hour and there will be time for questions and discussion upon its conclusion



Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7 PM in Cox Room 166

Dr. M. Patrick Griffith, Executive Director of Montgomery Botanical Center, will present Integrated Plant Conservation: Garden Genetics Close the Loop. MBC houses one of the world's best palm and cycad collections, and, under Dr. Griffith's leadership, it just keeps getting better. He is a serious botanist and scientist who is working hard to preserve endangered species.



Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7 PM in Cox Room 166

Jason Lopez, an outstanding horticulturist who keeps Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden looking so good, will present Bahamian Plants and Their Legacy at Fairchild. Our speaker is very knowledgeable and full of great horticultural tips and insight.



April 3, 2017 - Annual Gifford Arboretum Lecture

7:00 pm in the Cox 126



We will also have Music in the Arboretum performances at 6 PM on February 15, March 15, and April 19, 2017.

All Gifford Arboretum events are free and open to the public