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23 June

The Tropical Fern and Exotic Plant Society

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Monday, June 23, 2014 http://www.tfeps.org 7:00 pm at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens – Miami, Florida Dr. Jeff Block from Block Botanical Gardens will be featured speaking on advanced horticulture and plant propagation.  Medinella ‘Gregori Hambali’ will be used as a new and challenging subject plant for propagation by seed.  The presentation will cover from pollination

30 May

International Palm Society 2014 Biennial Conference Garden Tour

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Friday, May 30, 2014 Tour: http://www.palms.org/biennial.cfm Host garden:  Block Botanical Gardens is a residential garden gem that for 25 years has consistently emphasized the finest in advanced subtropical horticulture, and features mature examples of some of the most beautiful palm and cycad species of the world. Situated in a century-old Miami fruit grove, Sunset Groves

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  • The Plant Guy
    - The Plant Guy

    “Many of his plants are of better quality and larger size than any I’ve seen, and one of the main reasons is his commitment to providing the plants with excellent water.”
     

    2011 Blog: “The Plant Guy” Pinecrest Gardens

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  • The Miami Herald
    - The Miami Herald

    “Some of nature’s most handsome specimen’s – far surpassing what can be found in the wild.”

     

    1999 – Georgia Tasker, The Miami Herald Garden Editor

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  • Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden
    - Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

    “The garden has been transformed into a masterful botanical garden offering balanced vistas among artistic vignettes of plantings.”

     

    2010 – Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden feature story
    “A Rare Gem – The Twenty-Year Evolution of a Tropical Botanical Garden”

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  • Craig Morell
    - Craig Morell

    “Well…. Dr. Block grows uncommon plants uncommonly well! ”

     

    2011 Craig Morell
    Director of Horticulture, Pinecrest Gardens, aka “Parrot Jungle”

     

  • The Villagers
    - The Villagers

    “Block has taken knowledge from his medical background and applied it to horticulture. Not only is this garden filled with rare and award-winning plants, it is also visually spectacular.”

     

    2012 “The Villagers”
    Annual Historical Garden Tour

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About Us

Block Botanical Gardens in Miami, Florida horticulture experts is a residential garden gem that for twenty-five years has consistently emphasized the finest in advanced subtropical horticulture, and features mature examples of some of the world’s most beautiful ornamental plant species. Thriving in a century old mango and avocado grove originally chosen for it’s rich natural resources, the site been designed and sustainably nurtured by physician botanist/horticulturist and Master Gardener, Dr. Jeff Block.

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