DEPARTURE: Buses for all Friday tours will begin loading starting at 11:40 a.m.. Please check in at the pre-loading station located in the Mezzanine area. Do not report to the bus itself. The bus for this tour will depart promptly at 11:45 a.m.
Enjoy two of the region’s garden gems—Block Botanical Gardens and Pinecrest Gardens. Both gardens are beautifully designed and house rich tropical plant collections. This tour event will be followed by a cocktail reception on the breezy, breathtaking Lakeview Terrace at Pinecrest Gardens.
Block Botanical Gardens
Block Botanical Gardens (Miami, Fl) showcase subtropical gardens with abundantly rich and diverse plant life from six continents. The garden features dramatic plant groupings that are grown to their greatest natural potential, thriving in a naturally rich, century-old residential fruit grove. Brick pathways provide accessibility as you travel to different areas of the garden where visitors will experience flora from around the world. Ornamental plant specimens, which compare to the finest seen in the world, are sustained by the garden's practice of “The Art and Science of Nurturing Nature®.” Dr. Block himself will lead tour goers through his beautifully designed landscape.
Pinecrest Gardens, South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park, features over 1,000 varieties of rare and exotic tropical plants and palm trees in a native tropical hardwood and cypress setting. The dramatic landscape, enhanced with natural streams, sinkholes, caves and fissures, provides a breathtaking backdrop to the historically designated structures and buildings. At the close of the tour, enjoy a welcome end-of-conference cocktail hour.