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Date(s) - Saturday, June 8, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Pincecrest Branch Library


Steve Pearson, former Director of UM’s Gifford Arboretum and former President of the Tropical Flowering Tree Society, will present a Poinciana Symposium that includes information about the history of the Royal Poinciana in South Florida; its use by early settlers and today; and its celebration.

Now in its 87th edition, the annual Royal Poinciana Fiesta is South Florida’s oldest, continuing festival. Pearson will also discuss the origin of the Poinciana; its botanical and horticultural aspects; and the inspiration it has provided in art, music and poetry.

This program is presented to the MIami Pioneers and Natives of Dade historical society in conjunction with the 2024 Royal Poinciana Fiesta, now sponsored by the Tropical Flowering Tree Society. Free Poinciana seedlings will be available, including some from yellow flowering Poincianas.

Attend in person or online via Zoom. Call the Pinecrest Library at 305-668-4571 or email: booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 years and older.

Registration for Steve Pearson Royal Poinciana Symposium: