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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 Fall semester. Please check them out and plan to join us!



Gifford Arboretum Schedule of Events: Fall 2016

(All meetings at 7 PM in Cox Science Center Room 166 or 213)



September 7, 2016 - Meeting and Presentation by Caroline Lewis

Caroline Lewis will present a program entitled CLIMATE CHANGE - A Simple Overview of the Science, Seriousness and Solutions. Caroline Lewis has devoted her life to making a difference with respect to global warming and, as we have learned from Hal Wanless and others, this is a very significant problem that should be of concern to all of us. 7:00 pm in Cox Science Center Room 166.



October 5, 2016 - Meeting and Presentation by George Gann

George Gann will present Everglades Restoration and Rare Plants - Including a Critical Element of Biodiversity. George Gann has devoted his life to understanding Florida's native plants and to teaching others of their importance. He is founder and Chair of The Institute for Regional Conservation, and this will be a great educational opportunity to better understand why rare native plants are important, and why they should be part of Everglades restoration planning. 7:00 pm in Cox Science Center Room 213



November 2, 2016 - Meeting and Presentation by Barbara McAdam

Barbara McAdam of Miami-Dade's UF/IFAS/Extension Service will present Gardening on a Mission: Water Conservation and Saving the 39 Imperiled Butterflies of South Florida. Learn the 9 Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Landscape Principles and what plants provide life in the garden by.creating a paradise for pollinators. 7:00 pm in Cox Science Center Room 213.



December 3, 2016 - Annual Gifford Arboretum Picnic

10:30 am in the Gifford Arboretum



In addition, we will have Music in the Arboretum performances, with the first one being on October 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm. This open air performance will feature Leslie Miller, a talented student from UM's Frost School of Music. 6:00 pm in the Gifford Arboretum

There will also be various Tours of the Arboretum on topics and at times to be announced. So far, scheduled tours include a tour at 5:30 PM on September 21, 2016 when Arboretum Director Steve Pearson will lead a Tour of the trees and plants in flower or fruit at that time. Meet at the stone bench in the Arboretum. Dr. John Cozza of FIU and Steve Pearson will lead a tour of the "Sacred and Magical Trees of the Arboretum" at a date to be determined in October.

All Gifford Arboretum events are free and open to the public