Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is an 83-acre (34 hectare) haven for rare and endangered tropical plants. Located in a ... More
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is an 83-acre (34 hectare) haven for rare and endangered tropical plants. Located in a seaside Miami suburb, the garden offers educational programs in conservation and horticulture, and houses extensive botanical research facilities. The garden has encouraged the preservation and appreciation of tropical plants since its establishment in 1938.
Gorgeous flowers and plants of all sorts. Be prepared to spend quite a bit of time. There are water features, rock gardens and a great gift shop. When a break is needed, there is an adorable restuarant with a diverse menu. Wear comfortable shoes or take a riding tour.
I have been visiting the gardens for many years. Every time I go the garden changes. I use to walk the grounds when I was younger. Now I take the tram and enjoy it just as much. I love the gift shop. And several times a year I go to the plant sales. You can get really great prices on rare plants then. The rare plant house gives me ideas of new plants I just have to have.
I was never a big gardener or anything, but the garden tour was great. The tourguides are fun and informative. There are some really interesting things there like a beyobob tree from Africa and the Austrailian painted tree.
My brother and I visited the Fairchild Gardens together. The Gardens are amazing.We loved the Palm garden, so many types of Palms that we had never seen before. There is also a large Cactus garden. We also enjoyed green houses and fruit plants. we most loved the grassland area because of the animals. We saw Land crabs , huge Iguannas, and a Snapping turtle. Fairchild gardens is so green, quiet and lovely. If your in the Miami area and want something NOT beachy to do please go! Its gets a little buggy so bring spray !
One of the finest collections of sub tropical plants in the Unites States, Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens was opened to the public in 1938, established on an 83-acre site in Coral Gables by Colonel Robert H. Montgomery and later deeded in large part to Miami-Dade County.
The Garden was designed by renowned landscape architect William Lyman Phillips. The famous plant expert Dr. David Fairchild guided the ambitious project to collect sub tropical species from around the world.
For the past 7 decades, plant lovers in South Florida have enjoyed various events and sales, featuring mangos, orchids, bamboo, flowering trees, palms, exotic fruits and vegetables and rare species of plants with regularity.