Coral Gables, FL -- (ReleaseWire) -- 05/10/2012 -- Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, one of the premier conservation and education-based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation, has named Leslie Bowe as Director of Corporate Relations. With his new position, Mr. Bowe assumes leadership of corporate outreach including serving as liaison with various local service clubs and organizations.
Bowe is the former Vice-Mayor of the Village of Pinecrest, and was elected in 1996 to its founding Village Council credited with establishing well-regarded municipal services including police, parks and recreation, building and planning services, and public works. He has tremendous experience in community relations as evident in achievements that include the incorporation of the Village of Pinecrest, the Pinecrest Village Seal and the Pinecrest Village Street Signs.
About Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. Considered the greatest tropical botanic garden in the world, Fairchild exhibits some of the tropical world's rarest and most beautiful plants within the tapestry of an iconic landscape design. Fairchild is a one of the world's best science, conservation and education-based gardens and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation. It has conservation programs in over 20 countries throughout the tropical world including the Indonesia, South America, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia. Fairchild’s palm and cycad collections are considered the best collections in the world and are nationally recognized by the American Public Gardens Association. It is also home to the American Orchid Society. The Fairchild Challenge is the largest science-based education program in the U.S. reaching more than 150,000 schoolchildren. Fairchild hosts popular events like the Chocolate, Mango, Orchid, Food and Garden, Ramble and Edible Garden Festivals, as well as an internationally acclaimed Art Program, GardenMusic Festival, concerts, plant shows and sales, and evening events and is the cultural and community hub in South Florida. Fairchild is a not-for-profit organization with 45,000 members and over 1,200 volunteers. For additional information, visit http://www.fairchildgarden.org.