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What’s Out There Weekend Miami – April 12-13 – Two days of Free Events from Miami to Palm Beach and Palmetto Bay


Media Contact: Nord Wennerstrom | T: 202.255.7076 | E: nord@tclf.org

Free, Expert-led tours of more than 30 designed landscapes

Washington, DC (March 13, 2014) – On April 12-13, 2014 in Miami and South Florida, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) will host What’s Out There Weekend Miami, providing residents and visitors an opportunity to discover and explore more than thirty publicly accessible designed landscapes from Miami to Palm Beach during free, expert-led tours.  A What’s Out There Weekend Miami Web site features downloadable information and a schedule of tours for all the locations. Aventura Mall and Bartlett Tree Experts are the Presenting Sponsors of What's Out There Weekend Miami.

The Weekend is an extension of the What’s Out There database of America’s designed landscapes.  The free, online, searchable, Wiki-format, and vetted database hosts illustrated entries of nearly 1,500 parks, gardens and open spaces throughout the US, supported by more than 10,000 images and 750 designer profiles.  What’s Out There is now optimized for smartphones and other handheld devices and features What’s Nearby, a GPS-enabled function that locates all sites in the What’s Out There database within a 25-mile radius of any given location.

What’s Out There Weekend sites:

Bethesda-by-Sea Episcopal Church

Miami SoundScape Lincoln Park

Biltmore Hotel

Memorial Fountain

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

Merrick House

Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

Crandon Park

Pan’s Garden

Deerfield Beach City Arboretum

Pinecrest Gardens

Deering Estate at Cutler

Society of the Four Arts Gardens

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

South Beach

Flamingo Gardens

South Pointe Park

Fruit and Spice Park

The Ancient Spanish Monastery

Greynolds Park

The Barnacle

Gifford Arboretum

The Kampong

Lincoln Road

University of Miami

Little Havana

Venetian Pool

Matheson Hammock Park

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Miami Beach Botanical Garden and Environs

Worth Avenue

“This is the ninth What’s Out There Weekend TCLF has organized and the first in the South,” said Charles A. Birnbaum, TCLF’s founder and president.  “We are expecting a capacity crowd of more than 1,000 people who will tour the region’s rich and unrivaled landscape legacy.”

Aventura Mall and Bartlett Tree Experts are the Presenting Sponsors of What's Out There Weekend Miami.  Additional support comes from Partners including Miami-Dade County, Boynton Botanicals, Citizens for a Better South Florida, Deering Estate at Cutler, the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Miami Design Preservation League, Nievera Williams Design, Seibert & Rice - Fine Italian Terra Cotta, the University of Miami School of Architecture, and Woolems, Inc.

What’s Out There Database

What’s Out There Weekend dovetails with the Web-based What’s Out There database (WOT), launched in October 2009, the most comprehensive, searchable database of the nation’s designed landscapes. The database spans more than two centuries of American landscape design and is searchable by landscape name, locale, designer, type, and style. It’s profusely illustrated and includes a glossary of 27 types, 49 sub-types, and 15styles, nearly 750 designer profiles, 1,500 site entries, descriptions of some of our country’s most important cultural landscapes, and relevant links. The goal of the WOT database is to raise public awareness of the rich diversity and interconnectedness of our shared designed landscape heritage.

What is a cultural landscape?

A cultural landscape is a geographic area that includes cultural and natural resources associated with an historic event, activity, person, or group of people. Cultural landscapes can range from thousands of acres of parkland to small homesteads. There is a broad range of landscape types, including waterfronts, campuses, cemeteries, commemorative landscapes, and scenic highways. They exist in direct relationship to their ecological contexts.  They are works of art, narratives of cultures, and expressions of regional identity.

About Aventura Mall

Miami’s premier fashion destination, Aventura Mall features a collection of upscale boutiques and more than 300 of the world’s most iconic, recognized retailers. Anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and Macy’s, the shopping venue features a magnificent, two-story flagship Louis Vuitton, as well as Cartier, Burberry, RED Valentino, Emilio Pucci and Breitling. Aventura Mall is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top five grossing shopping centers and has been named one of America’s most visited shopping centers by Travel + Leisure magazine.

Aventura Mall’s 28 million+ annual visitors also enjoy nearly a dozen restaurants, an artist-designed interactive playground, a 24-screen AMC Movie Theatre with IMAX, and a taste of South Florida’s thriving arts scene with Turnberry for the Arts, featuring contemporary installations by renowned international and South Florida artists.

Located at 19501 Biscayne Boulevard, the mall is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information call (305) 935-1110 or visit online at www.aventuramall.com. Aventura Mall is owned and managed by Turnberry Associates.

About Bartlett Tree Experts

For over a century, Bartlett Tree Experts has developed and implemented sustainable practices that help landscapes thrive. Founded in 1907, Bartlett is a research-driven, family-owned and operated tree care company with offices in 27 U.S. states, Canada, Ireland and Great Britain. Bartlett's services and products – all developed through our own tree research laboratory and experimental grounds - improve the preservation, management planning and care for trees. Bartlett is the only private company in the National Plant Diagnostic Network, a consortium of government agencies and universities providing rapid diagnosis of plant pests and diseases.

About The Cultural Landscape Foundation

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF)provides people with the ability to see, understand and value landscape architecture and its practitioners, in the way many people have learned to do with buildings and their designers.  Through its Web site, lectures, outreach and publishing, TCLF broadens the support and understanding for cultural landscapes nationwide to help safeguard our priceless heritage for future generations. TCLF makes a special effort to heighten the awareness of those who impact cultural landscapes, assist groups and organizations working to increase the appreciation and recognition of cultural landscapes, and develop educational tools for young people to better connect them to their cultural landscape environs.

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