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FISH SH!T: the most robust
The annual show and sale features:
|Dates & Times||Saturday, September 16th 10am - 5pm
Sunday, September 17th 10am - 3pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road
Miami, Florida 33156 *Entrance to the garden is through the visitor center at the north entrance off Old Cutler Road.
|Tickets||Tickets for the event can be purchased from Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.|
|Date & Time||Saturday, September 16th 7pm|
Salt Waterfront Restaurant
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149 *Some maps may show the address as Key Biscaye, FL.
Also Sponsored By:
|Fish Head Farms: Fish Sh!t||Plant Story||MonsteraX|
|Nature's Tapestry||Wuhoo Tropicals||Urban Jungle|
|Plant Proper||MDA 1635||Next World Exotics|
|Ecuagenera USA||Mundiflora Farm||Tropicals: Plants from South America|
|Ralph Plants||Aaron Apsley Artwork||Dade Plant Co|
|Understory Oasis||Antolak Landscape + Garden||Emma's Garden Growers|
|Live with Plants||Calusa Palms Nursery||Plant Petite|
|Plant Zaddy Therapy||Carnivero||Asiatic Green Horticulture & Landscape|
|Plvntly||Amazon Garden Thailand||Kreative Gardens|
|Rare Plant Fairy||Nirvana Tropicals||That Crazy Plant Keeper|
|Zen Garden||Thai Exotic Greenery||and more...|
Due to the high demand we no longer have any additional vendor spaces available this year. If you're a member of the IAS please see details below on our Member Sales Table. For information on becoming a vendor or selling at the members table, please refer to the policy here.
The Garden House is CLOSED to the public on Friday and no public activities are scheduled. Only Vendors, Show Entrants, and IAS volunteer staff will be admitted to the Garden House on Friday. Note that NO PLANT SALES will be allowed on Friday.
Awards this year will be given to:
Thank you so much to our awards sponsor, Mary Sizemore.
If you are a member of the IAS and would like to offer plants for sale at the event please fill out this form no later than September 1st. For information on selling at the members table, please refer to the policy here.
Speaking engagements will take place Saturday, September 16th in Corbin Education Building Room A.
|Joep Moonen||Aroids of French Guiana: new and undescribed||1PM|
|Daryl Venables||Fertilization of Aroids||3PM|
Join us for the 46th Annual International Aroid Society Dinner, Drinks, & Auction on Saturday, September 16th, 2023 (7pm) @ Salt Waterfront Restaurant.
This year our guest speaker will be Summer Rayne Oakes, an environmental scientist and entomologist who's love for aroids and all-things-plants can be seen in her latest book How to Make a Plant Love You: Cultivate Green Space in Your Home and Heart, blog homesteadbrooklyn.com, YouTube channel Plant One on Me, podcast Bad Seeds, and online class Houseplant Masterclass.
Tickets are now SOLD OUT.
The first 100 tickets sold will receive a signed copy of Welcome to the Jungle: Rare Tropical Houseplants to Collect, Grow, and Love by Enid Offolter of NSE Tropicals.
|Friday - Closed to the public|
|9AM - 4PM||Show Setup|
|1PM - 2PM||Member Sales Drop-off|
|2PM - 3PM||Show Entries / Aroid Awards Drop-off|
|3PM - 4PM||Auction Donation Plant Drop-off|
|Saturday - Opening Day|
|1PM||Speaker - Joep Moonen - Corbin A|
|3PM||Speaker - Daryl Venables - Corbin A|
|3:30PM||Silent Auctions Close|
|4PM||Silent Auction Winners Announced|
|7PM - 10:30PM||Dinner, Drinks, & Auction - Salt Waterfront Restaurant|
|Sunday - Final Day|
We currently have a few select sponsorship opportunities available for businesses that are interested in marketing opportunities in order to support the IAS Show & Sale success. You can view our Sponsorship Guide below.
Please note, all Platinum, Gold, and Silver packages are filled. Deadline to sign up for sponsorship is Tuesday, August 1st. Please contact Bill Rotolante and Allison Miller for more information.
Interested in volunteering? Fill out our volunteer application no later than August 20th to be considered. Details and requirements are listed in the form.
|Committee Member||Jennifer Tennant|
|Committee Member||Mason Rhodes|
|Committee Member||Mylene Sloane|
|Committee Member||Antoine de Vallois|