Date(s) - Sunday, June 2, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Coral Gables Museum
Our guest speaker is Patrick Griffith, Executive Director of the Montgomery Botanic Center, offering a history of this world-renowned plant research facility and a historical landmark in South Florida.
Montgomery Botanical Center is the living legacy of Robert and Nell Montgomery, widely known as the founders of Fairchild Tropical Garden (now Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden). Housed on their 120-acre Coral Gables estate, it includes the largest and finest private collections of palms and cycads in the world. As a living tribute to her late husband, in 1959 Nell created The Montgomery Foundation, Inc. — later renamed the Montgomery Botanical Center (MBC) — as an independent, nonprofit institution devoted to advancing the science of tropical botany.
The members of the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade historical society invite the public — especially those with an interest in local history — to attend the monthly meeting on the first Sunday of the month at 2pm at the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue in Coral Gables.
Each meeting features a presentation by a guest speaker, followed by social time and refreshments. The public is invited.