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The IAS Show and Sale is a weekend event held annually during the 3rd weekend in September at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, Florida, USA.
The show and sale features:
Past vendors have included: Ecuagenera, Home Chaovanisch from Thailand, Asiatic Green from Singapore, Ree Gardens, Oasis Nursery, Redland Nursery, Palm Hammock Orchid Estate and in the members section: Natural Selections, Silver Krome Gardens, Bruce McAlpin, Don Bittle, Barry Schwartz and many more.
The IAS show and Sale is hosted the 3rd weekend in September at the world famous Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami, located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables (Miami), Florida 33156. The Garden is adjacent to Matheson Hammock Park, about 20 minutes by car from downtown Miami and Miami International Airport. You can find more information about Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden online here. Entrance to The Garden is now at the new visitor center at the north entrance off Old Cutler Road. Please see the garden website for admission prices.
Friday: The show is set up from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Show entrants bring their select plants for display and for judging before noon. Vendors may setup their booths starting at noon.
Saturday: The Show and vendor sales booths are open from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
Saturday afternoon's hilight is several talks given by some of the many aroid experts in attendance starting at 1pm.
On Saturday evening at 6:30 PM we begin the always-fulfilling Society Members Banquet Dinner followed by a short annual business meeting. The feature presentation by a well known Aroid personality is followed by the plant auction featuring many very rare and choice aroids.
The Show and Sale opens again from 9:30AM to 4:30PM. At 10:00AM there is a Board of Directors meeting at Fairchild Garden open to all IAS members.
The Indigo Hotel Miami Dadeland has traditionally been the hotel for out of town show attendees, and is located conveniently close to the gardens. The hotel has recently been remodeled and was formerly called the Ramada. Competitive rates may be found online.
The Hampton Inn Dadeland (305-269-0072 or 1-800-Hampton) is also well located and often less expensive.
As a convivial budget option and a unique opportunity to visit a garden normally not open to the public, the Tyson Dorm at the Kampong often has a limited number of beds available, and free WiFi. Visit this page closer to the show date to obtain reservations information.
Please plan to attend the International Aroid Society's Annual Show and Sale. It's a great opportunity not only to pick up some nice plants but to meet people in the aroid community.
If you have any questions about the IAS Show and Sale, please contact Scott Hyndman.
The 2008 show and sale is over, but we have preserved a lot of good memories: