One of the Society’s main events is the Royal Poinciana Fiesta. (You can read about our 2015 Royal Poinciana Fiesta here).
It’s Miami’s Longest running festival. We have been celebrating this exceptional tree for over 80 years in Miami!
Each year TFTS awards 3 exceptional young ladies with scholarships. These scholarships are presented at our Monday night event at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. There are two RPF Princess’ and one RPF Queen.
Due to the pandemic, it was determined by the Tropical Flowering Tree Society that it was still too early to produce a live Royal Poinciana Fiesta in 2021. However, we are celebrating the Fiesta, now in its 84th year, by continuing the tradition of crowning a Poinciana Fiesta Queen and Court this year.
Far from being just another beauty contest, the winners are young women who have excelled in their high school careers both academically and in extra curricular activities. They are chosen based on demonstrated commitment to our community, leadership abilities, and demonstrated interest in plants and concern for the environment.
If you’d like to make a donation to support the scholarships that are awarded to these wonderful young women, please click here.
We have also put together a mini self-guided tour for those who would still enjoy viewing the Royal Poinciana trees that are bursting with blooms this time of year. Thanks to our former President, Lynda LaRocca for working so diligently to help us put this self guided tour together!
The above link also includes a preview of what we can look forward to when we return to holding a live Royal Poinciana Fiesta in 2022!
Please share this with anyone you know who appreciates royal poincianas. Enjoy the beautiful blooms of this year’s poinciana trees, stay safe, and we look forward to being together in 2022 when we can again present a live version of the Royal Poinciana Fiesta.