Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables

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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. Use our Coral Gables trip builder to arrange your visit to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and other attractions in Coral Gables.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Really nice, well maintained, a fine organization, the tropical garden greenhouse with butterflies is wonderful. Made in August, you must come to grips with the scorching and humid season ... Although is quite shady.
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  • August 13, 2017
    if you love gardens, tree, and special occasions please visit and atmosphere sunny and rainny not cold roughly the garden is fun mom an I love this type of atmosphere  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    FAIRCHILD Botanical Gardens is a partner with BioTech@Richmond heights high school. We are the only conservation biology high school in the country. Check out the Million Orchid Project or the NASA in...  more »
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  • June 6, 2017
    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.
  • March 18, 2017
    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!
  • April 19, 2017
    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.
  • May 24, 2017
    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...
  • May 21, 2017
    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.

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