ConSerVations- Vizcaya's Orchids: What Went Wrong?

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Did you know that Vizcaya’s owner, James Deering, was an environmentalist? In 1914, he made the decision, unusual for his time, to locate Vizcaya’s Main House directly on Biscayne Bay, specifically preserving the rockland hammock (native forest) for us today.

Join us for conversations on conservation! This series will expose you to Vizcaya’s delightful subtropical surroundings and, we hope, inspire you to continue Deering’s legacy of environmental preservation.

An admirer of orchids, Mr. Deering had a special garden created just for them but they didn’t flourish. As Deering learned, orchids are not “set ‘em and forget ‘em” kinds of plants. Join Vizcaya’s Curator of Orchids for a hands-on troubleshooting workshop and learn what not to do with these simple, yet fickle, tropical beauties.

Tickets $25; available onsite only beginning at 9:30 am on the day of the program. Workshop and admission to Vizcaya is included in ticket price. Space is limited.