Divine December

December 6th through 10th

Art Basel Exhibits and Café 
Every year the Miami Beach Botanical Garden plays host to the most prestigious art show in America, Art Basel. During this time more than 2,000 artists from around the world will be showcasing their pieces in galleries, public spaces, theaters, and of course, at our neighbors, the Miami Beach Convention Center.

After you’ve explored the exhibits at the Convention Center, cross the street and grab a bite to eat at the outdoor, pop-up café. Visit BMW’s painted by Art Basel artists, and enjoy a smoke in the cigar lounge.

December 5th and 19th
 3 p.m. 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 www.onceuponacarrot.org

December 11th
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 Cultivating Delight, A Natural History of my Garden. By Diane Ackerman (Harper and Collins, 2002). For more information, contact Benjia Morgenstern at benjiamo@atlanticbb.net.

December 18th
6-8 p.m.
Friends of the Garden Member Holiday Party
Become a Friend of the Garden for an invite to our members-only holiday party. Exclusive entry to events like this is only one of the many benefits of membership. Learn more about our Friends of the Garden program here.

December 18th
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Floral Design Class-Triangular Designs and Conditioning Materials
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 second unit of a six-part floral design study hosted by the Miami Beach Garden Club. The unit focuses on triangular designs and conditioning your working materials. Check out this pic from our last class on vertical designs! 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 ninanevanu@gmail.com, or call (305) 532-9987. Following class has been changed to January 15th.

This class covers: 
Care, cutting, and grooming of plants
 Mechanics for different containers
Elements of floral design
A demonstration of asymmetrical, symmetrical, and diagonal designs

December 28th
6-11 p.m.
Lyon+Lyon Popup Restaurant
Save the date, and your appetite, for this fantastic al fresco dining experience under a full moon. This is the third of a series of dinners hosted by Lyon+Lyon catering. Check back later for a full menu, and a link to tickets. 

January 31st 
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Taste of the Garden
This outdoor dining soiree showcases plates from more than 20 of South Florida’s premiere chefs, restaurants, and spirit vendors. Limited to 300 guests, this exclusive foodie party raises funds for the Garden and the Miami Beach Garden Club. Enjoy fine wine, live music, fabulous auction items, and a tropical dining experience you won’t forget. Tickets available on our website soon!

2 to 3 p.m.
Weekly Tours
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 at 305.673.7256 or email membership@mbgarden.org.

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