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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  • Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to these gardens. Although the tram wasn't operating that day, we were able to walk the whole grounds. You're given a map and a "what's blooming" guide when you pay the en...  more »
  • Every garden brings its own uniqueness when you visit them. This one was no different. We first did the little tram tours around the gardens to get an overview of what we were to experience. It was ve...  more »
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  • Definitely worth a visit. Nice place to relax and enjoy nature. Could've spent the entire day here. I highly recommend the free guided tour offered of the entire property. The staff were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their jobs. The butterfly exhibit is great too.
  • This is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and reconnect with nature. The greens are gorgeous and very well kept. There are many different sections of the gardens dedicated to different varieties of flora, as well as a butterfly garden to walk through. Along the paths are many benches for you to sit and rest, as well as soak in the incredible view. Wear comfortable walking shoes as this place is massive and you'll most likely end up walking a good bit. Also, most paths are paved, but you can explore and walk through the grass if you'd like. Don't wanna walk? Don't worry, there's also a guided tram tour. You get your tickets in the gift shop, and it's also a good place to pick up sunscreen/bug spray if you'd like.

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