Dates for Spring and Fall garden tours to be announced.
General meeting dates for 2018 are as follows: Feb 5, April 2, June 4, August 6, October 1.
The meetings are open to non-members. General Meetings are held on the first Monday of February, April, June, August, and October, with invited speaker at Fairchild Garden, Corbin Building starting at 7:00 pm.
Bring a dish to share. Garden tours in the Spring and Fall. Garden tours range from nurseries specializing in palms, private residences, and other locations of interest to palm enthusiasts.
Holiday Party in December includes pot luck dinner, auction, silent auction and sale of the SFPS t-shirts, just in time for the holidays.
Park at the south entrance and enter through a small walkway to the
meeting rooms. The primary room used for SFPS meetings is the small classroom
denoted by the small green box on the map. The auditorium room is on the south side
of the entrance marked X shown below as the large blue box. If we plan to use the
auditorium we will send advanced notice to both our members and non-members.
How to get to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Driving directions to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, located at 10901 Old Cutler
Road in Coral Gables, a suburb of Miami: From Miami International Airport (MIA)
As you leave the airport head East on ramp, take LeJeune Rd. (SW 42nd Ave.) SOUTH. You
will drive through the Coral Gables business district, and cross US 1 (S. Dixie Hwy.).
Continue on LeJeune Rd. in residential area to roundabout. Enter roundabout and take 2nd
right onto Old Cutler Rd. Fairchild is 2 1/2 miles from the roundabout. Entrance will be
on your left.
Estimated driving time: 31 minutes.
Distance: 8.8 miles.
From the north or Miami Beach
Take I-95 south to US 1 (S. Dixie Hwy.) Go south on US 1 to SW 42nd Ave.
(LeJeune Rd.). Turn left on SW 42nd Ave., and drive south to roundabout. Enter roundabout
and take 2nd right onto Old Cutler Rd. Drive 2 1/2 miles on Old Cutler Road. Fairchild
entrance will be on your left.
Estimated driving time: 40 minutes.
Distance: approximately 18 miles.
Alternate driving directions from the north
I-95 South, State Road 836 West, LeJeune Road South, cross US 1 (S. Dixie Hwy). Continue
on LeJeune Rd. to roundabout. Enter roundabout and take 2nd right onto Old Cutler Rd.
Fairchild is about 2 1/2 miles from the roundabout. Entrance will be on your left.
From the south or the Florida Keys
Take US 1 (S. Dixie Hwy.) north to SW 152 Street (Coral Reef Drive). Turn right, heading
east on 152 Street to Old Cutler Road. Turn left onto Old Cutler Road heading north. Drive
past SW 120 Street and to the intersection of SW 57 Avenue (Red Rd.) and Old Cutler Road.
Turn right on to Old Cutler Road and continue north less than a mile. Fairchild
entrance will be on your right.
From Key Largo the estimated driving time is: 1 hour, 42 minutes.
Distance: approximately 58 miles.
From northwest of Miami
Take highway I-75 to highway 826. Go south on 826 to Sunset Drive. Exit at Sunset Drive
east, and drive east on Sunset to its end at a roundabout. Enter the roundabout and take
your 1st right on to Old Cutler Road. You will see a sign for Fairchild Tropical Botanic
Garden. Drive south 2 1/2 miles from the roundabout to Fairchild. The entrance will be on your left.