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Poinciana Tree Planting

The grand royal poinciana trees are set to begin blooming just in time for summer and there are plenty of events and celebrations to welcome their fiery redness.


The Tropical Flowering Tree Society host all events and all funds raised go to towards donations of scholarships to young accomplished women attending higher education. Click here to view all events.

June 4
Poinciana Fiesta and Celebration Party and Reception
6-9 p.m.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables
$10 or free with a covered dish contribution. RSVP here

Display of Highwaymen paintings and vintage postcards featuring the Royal Poinciana and piano music by Paul Williams. Starting at 7 PM, refreshments will be served including Royal Poinciana Punch. Starting at 7:30 PM, presentations of the 2023 Royal Poinciana Ambassador Award recipient. Poinciana cake will be served at the end of the presentations. A limited edition 2023 Royal Poinciana Fiesta poster by one of the original Highwaymen, James Gibson, will be available for sale. 

June 10
Royal Poinciana Walking Tour
10 a.m. to noon
Dade Heritage Trust, 190 SE 12 Terr., Miami
Free by donation, RSVP here

Dade Heritage Trust presents a walking tour in conjunction with the 2023 Royal Poinciana Festival, celebrating South Florida's signature blooming tree. The stroll begins at the Dade Heritage Trust offices and continues to Simpson Park and South Miami Avenue to view the blooming trees and learn about the environmental and architectural heritage of the neighborhood.

Poinciana Symposium
1 p.m.
Coral Gables Public Safety Building Community Room, 2151 Salzedo Street, Coral Gables 
Free by donation, RSVP here

Steve Pearson, former Director of the Gifford Arboretum and past president of the Tropical Flowering Tree Society, will present the history of the Royal Poinciana, its origins in S. Florida and its use by early settlers, as well as information on the care and horticultural aspects of the tree, and the inspiration it has provided in art, music, and poetry. Free parking at Lot #13 234 Navarre Ave., Coral Gables

Poinciana Trolley Tours
2:30-5 p.m.
Coral Gables Public Safety Building Community Room, 2151 Salzedo Street, Coral Gables 
RSVP here

Narrated by two poinciana experts and past presidents of the Tropical Flowering Tree Society. This event always sells out early and is a highlight of the Fiesta.  Tickets $25 per person. Seating is limited and larger groups may be divided into two separate trolleys, please purchase your tickets in advance to reserve your spot. Free parking at Lot #13 234 Navarre Ave., Coral Gables

June 11
Poinciana Bike Tour
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables
Adults $10, children under 12 $5 RSVP here

Celebrate the magnificent Flame Tree on this tour of our best Royal Poincianas in full flower. Presented with the Tropical Flowering Tree Society as part of the annual Royal Poinciana Fiesta festival. Presented in partnership with the Coral Gables Museum.

Poinciana Tree Planting
2-3 p.m.
New Beginnings Church, 15300 SW 288 St., Homestead

Bring the whole family and help plant two Royal Poinciana Trees. Parking is free and no RSVP needed.

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