Sunday, January 23, 2011

Chocolate Festival at Fairchild Garden

Today my family and I visited the 5th annual Chocolate Festival at Fairchild Tropical Garden. The weather was perfect for an outdoor festival; the temperature was in the low seventies, sunny and not a cloud in the skies, weather like this is why we love living here.
There was plenty to eat and plenty of chocolates. This festival is one of the most popular for the garden and this year was well attended.

Art at Fairchild
My wife pointing out flowers on a tree
My daughter the school teacher
This year the garden is exhibiting the U.S.’s largest outdoor exhibition of works by French sculptors Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne. The exhibition, features more than twenty sculptures, including works never before publicly exhibited in the U.S., and they are very appropriate for a tropical garden.

The succulent section of the garden has become my favorite; there is always something new to see.


Ami said...

Nice pictures! Sounds like you had lots of fun. I visited Fairchild before Christmas. Those art works are amazing. Loved them! Someday I should try to attend Chocolate Festival too...

Antique ART Garden said...

Looked like a great festival. Really like those sculptures, take care, Gina

Susan said...

Looks like a fun time, Rusty. Fairchild gardens is so beautiful.

Darla said...

Love this! What a great tree behind Your Daughter the school teacher and the apple. Love seeing all of the blooming aloe too.