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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 2018



Wednesday, February 7, 2018 7:00 pm in Cox Science Center Room 166

Dr. Michelle E. Afkhami, Assistant Professor of Ecology at the University of Miami will present: A Plant's Best Friends: Beneficial Microbes and their Importance in South Florida Native Ecosystems.



Wednesday, March 7, 2018 7:00 pm in Cox Science Center Room 166

Due to Dr. Ronald Mossman's cancellation Dr. Chris Baraloto, Director of the International Center for Tropical Botany at the Kampong (NTBG) will present: "Comparing the Conservation Value of South Florida and Amazonian Forests."



Thursday, April 5, 2018 7:00 pm in Cox Science Center Room 166

Drs. Doug and Pam Soltis, Distinguished Professors in the Department of Biology and the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida, will present our annual Gifford Arboertum Lecture. Please see the next page for further details!



Wednesday, May 2, 2018 7:00 pm in Cox Science Center Room 166

Dr. Brett Jestrow, Herbarium Curator at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, will present a topic to be determined.



In addition, there will be Music in the Arboretum on Wednesdays, February 21, March, 21, and April 18, 2018 at 6:00 PM. Performers to be announced.

All Gifford Arboretum events are free and open to the public