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 .
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  • This is one of the prettiest botanical gardens we have visited. You have the option for a tram tour which I highly recommend on hot and humid days. But as enjoyable as the tram tour is, Fairchild is t...  more »
  • Great part of the city on scenic Old Cutler Road that evokes a different era from the rest of Miami. Lots of birds and different types of plants, perfect for photographers.  more »
  • Miami is not all neon and glitz! I'm a native Miamian, and everyone here is justly proud of our great garden. Founded by an internationally known botanist, Dr. David Fairchild, back in the 1920s-1930s...  more »
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  • Beautiful place. Great for photography or just to enjoy the day. Lots of places to sit alone or with your significant other and just relax. Currently as of March 2018 there is a butterfly section with lots of butterflies not native to the US. Excellent place to visit. Entrance fee is little high, but well worth it..
  • It was a such a relaxing experience where you can appreciate the diversity and beauty of the nature. We had a chance walk around the entire garden while having multiple encounters with iguanas which was interesting. We even saw a huge alligator which was quite thrilling. They also had very interesting art shows during our visit.
  • If you're a visitor to Miami don't miss this attraction. My only regret is not going earlier in the day. Do the tram tour first, it's so interesting and you'll get a feel for the grounds when you walk around on your own after. Entire trip was worth it just for the butterfly conservatory alone (absolutely magical). Pretty good food in the cafe, although the tacos are overrated. Must see!!! Not gonna lie, after this visit I'm rethinking my views on marriage just so I can do it here.
  • The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is an 83-acre botanic garden, with extensive collections of rare tropical plants. I truly love this place. Anytime I want to just get away from the city and to disconnect. It is a beautiful and relaxing experience. They have a wide variety of tropical plants, a butterfly garden, an orchid trail and a fruit garden. They have lots of sculptures as well and a butterfly garden. Great place for a picnic. I give Fairchild Botanical Gardens 5 stars since its a beautiful place. Definitely worth visiting.
  • It is a beautiful place to have a walk and take your kid with you. A lot of nature to see including iguanas, squirrels, turtles, birds and some other more. For 25 dollars per adult you can come here and enjoy nature and take some pretty pictures. Plus some exercises too while walking.

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