(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Don't miss the Redland International Orchid Show on May 13, 14 & 15, 2011 at the Fruit & Spice Park, located at 24801 SW 187th Avenue in Homestead. The largest annual orchid show in the United States features over 50 booths of educational exhibits and orchid vendors. The American Orchid Society judged event showcases various types of orchids, plants, and unique supplies for sale, as well as lectures by experts, raffles and international food.
Admission is $10 per person and children under 12 years of age are admitted free. Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. For more information, please call the Fruit & Spice Park at 305-247-5727.
The Fruit & Spice Park, operated by Miami-Dade Park & Recreation Department, grows more than 500 varieties of sub-tropical fruits, herbs, spices, vegetables and nuts from around the world on 39 lush acres in the agricultural Redland. The park offers daily botanical tours, fruit tasting and naturalist led workshops.
About the Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department (MDPR)
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the National Gold Medal Award, 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award winner for excellence in management and operations, MDPR is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 263 parks and more than 12,848 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more. For information about MDPR the public can call 3-1-1 or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks.