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Advisory Committee

The Committee is a collection of individuals, appointed by the Board of Directors, who bring unique knowledge and skills which augment the knowledge and skills of the formal Board of Directors to more effectively guide the organization.

Marty Mueller

(Advisory Committee Chair) Past President

Edouard Duval Carrie

Miami-based Haitian-American Painter and Sculptor

Timothy Rodgers, PhD

Art Historian; Director, The Wolfsonian-FIU

Colin Foord

Marine Biologist; Founder, Coral Morphologic

Raymond Jungles

Landscape Architect; President, Raymond Jungles, Inc. (RJI); Author, The Cultivated Wild

Donna B. O’Higgins

Past President, Board of Directors; Co-chair, Annual Garden Tour

Timothy Dodson

Past Vice-President, Board of Directors; Corporate Communications Consultant

Suzanne J. Stolar

Past President, Board of Directors

Jesse Durko

Horticulturist; Owner, Durko Tropical Gardens

Joy V. W. Malakoff

Former Miami Beach Commissioner/Arborist

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We are an intimate 3 acre Garden with a very big mission! We call ourselves an urban oasis in the middle of the glitz and neon of South Beach, a place where locals and visitors can come and enjoy the numerous cultural and artistic programs for all ages offered year round. 

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What's in Bloom

Spanish Shawl
Scientific Name: Heterocentron elegans
Common Name: Spanish Shawl