Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables

Home to an extensive collection of tropical plants, including many rare specimens, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden spans 34 hectares (83 acres). Opened to the public in 1938, its primary role is to preserve biodiversity. Discover colorful flowering vines, waterfalls, towering trees, and more. Don't miss the Wings of the Tropics conservatory, where you can walk among vibrantly colored butterflies. If you stay still enough, one may even perch on your shoulder. Experience the sweet smell of ripening tropical fruit at the Whitman Fruit Pavilion. The gardens also host frequent art exhibits. To visit Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden on your holiday in Coral Gables, and find out what else Coral Gables has to offer, use our Coral Gables trip itinerary planning app .
Create an itinerary including Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
map
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,333 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • My daughter suggested that we visit the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and it ended up being a highlight of our trip. Although the admission fee was a bit pricey at $25, we enjoyed ourselves immen...  more »
  • Beautiful place to spend an afternoon just strolling around or for those so inclined, an afternoon of aerobic walking. I plotted a course on their map and had a great great walk.  more »
Google
  • Very nice place to spend the afternoon. Cafe was closed but they had good Greek food set up outside. Butterfly exhibit was also really interesting. The volunteers that work the gardens were a wealth of knowledge about the plants and history of the gardens.
  • One of my favorite places in Miami. Come here often to walk, bird watch, and explore the gardens. They often have festivals and a plant sale twice a year with many unique plants. I recently took a botanical Illustration class here taught by Donna Torres. It was a lot of fun and I feel like my watercolor skills improved so much. A must visit place for locals as well as tourist!
  • This is a must-see for us whenever we have time during a Miami area visit. The gardens are very well kept. The tour is informative and there are always plants in bloom. Giant tropical trees, well marked and well placed are delight. The new orchid area with orchids in natural settings is very well done.
  • Kids were very excited to see too many iguanas and turtles. They have an activity sheet for kids to look for animals and plants. They loved the butterfly farm. Prices are worth because it is clean and beautiful...
  • Beautiful lush gardens to walk through at your leisure. They also have a butterfly house. They host several events throughout the year as well as clinics and photography classes. The Orchid festival and chocolate festival are a personal favorite. They are in the heart of Cutler Bay near coral gables. Plenty of parking. You can stay all day. They also have a little cafe and restaurant on site. Lovely way to spend the day in South Florida.

Plan your trip to Coral Gables

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Coral Gables by other users

3 days in Coral Gables BY A USER FROM PERU January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Coral Gables BY A USER FROM ETHIOPIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Coral Gables BY A USER FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Coral Gables BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Coral Gables BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Coral Gables BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Coral Gables BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in United States BY A USER FROM YEMEN January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM ALGERIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Coral Gables BY A USER FROM VIETNAM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Florida BY A USER FROM VENEZUELA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans