Noteworthy November

6 to 11 p.m.
50th Anniversary Celebration
Every year, our Great Table on the Great Lawn dinner brings guests together to celebrate nature and the Garden. This year however, we have something more to celebrate: It's our 50th anniversary, and we are breaking out the good china to create an unforgettable event.

Enjoy Cirque du Soleil style performances from Rainbow Circus, music courtesy of the South Beach Chamber Ensemble, a jazz trio, and a dance DJ. The theme is 60s-era Rat Pack, so expect to see the likes of Sammie Davis Jr., Jackie Gleason, Lucille Ball and others at the dinner table.

The celebration is a two-tiered event: VIP will be from 6 to 8:30 with an open bar and buffet dinner stations. For those who aren't hungry but don't want to miss the party, cocktail reception tickets for entrance after 8:30 are available as well, with access to a dessert buffet and open bar. To register online, click here!

November 3rd 
10 a.m. to Noon 
Canal Anniversary Party and Lecture: Backyard Citrus & Tropical Fruit

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Collins Canal by biking, strolling, kayaking, or paddling the canal starting at the Band Shell on Dade Blvd. and Washington Ave. The celebration goes from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with music, food trucks, and a lecture at the Garden given by Chris Rollins, the Director of the Florida Fruit and Spice Park. The lecture will include a taste test of the different foods discussed, so you can taste for yourself the reason why you should be picking out a spot on your property for that new avocado tree! Lecture runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Collins Canal main event starts at 4 p.m.

November 4th
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Photography Workshop: Portraiture in the Garden
Looking for a way to create a memorable and unique Christmas card or wedding invite? Our last digital photography workshop focuses on outdoor portraiture on Sunday, November 4th from 9 to 3. Commercial photographer Marsha Bradley will guide students through shooting sessions in the Garden, critiques of their work, a take-home manual, and editing techniques on the computer. Only $40 members/$50 non-members! Click here to register!

2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tours Begin for Fall
Have you ever wanted to know more about the Garden's role in the history of Miami Beach, or what the heck that tree with the spines is out by the gate entrance? Guided tours are back! We have knowledgeable docents ready to show you just how much is really packed into our 2.6 acres, every Saturday at 2 p.m. Tours generally last 30 minutes with a suggested $5 donation. If you are interested in volunteering as a docent, call the garden or email

November 13th
Noon to 2 p.m.
Green Book Club
Meet new people, become a better reader/writer, and experience books in a whole new way. This group reads and discusses environmentally-themed books chosen and read during the month preceding each meeting. Meetings are the second Tuesday of every month. Newcomers are always welcome. This month’s pick is Vita’s Other World: A Gardening Biography of V. Sackville-West, by Jane Brown (Viking, 1985). For more information, contact Benjia Morgenstern at

November 14th and 28th
Noon to 5 p.m.
The Wholesome Grocer Farm Pickup
The garden is a pick-up point for members of The Wholesome Grocer: a free-to-join program sourcing fresh, local and organic produce to city-dwellers. You can also special order grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and eggs, and assorted seasonal foods from Florida growers. Support your local community and sign up for your share today! To learn how to join this program, visit

November 27th
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Floral Design Class-Containers, Basic Tools, and Vertical Designs
Spend the day learning from accredited floral designers, who combine lectures, demos, and critiqued hands-on workshops to develop an understanding of the art of flower arranging. This class is the first unit of a six-part floral design study hosted by the Miami Beach Garden Club. Each class is $28 or $150 for all six. A certificate from the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs will award a certificate to those who complete all six courses. Lunch is included! To register, email Nina Worth at, or call (305) 532-9987.

This class covers:
* Care, cutting and grooming of plant materials
    * Mechanics for different containers
    * Elements of design
    * Types of containers
    * Basic forms of plant materials
    * An overview of symmetrical, asymmetrical and diagonal designs.

November 27th
5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Big Foot Sculpture Reception
This traveling statue has been so popular, he’s decided to stay for good at the Garden! We will be hosting a reception for Big Foot, our gentle giant who sits effortlessly on top of the water in the Great Pond. French-Israeli sculptor Idan Zareski will be present to talk about his inspiration for the piece and his technique as an artist.

November events sponsored by: