The Fruit & Spice Park, formally known as the Preston B. Bird/Mary Heinlein Fruit & Spice Park, is a 37-acre park located in the heart of Redland, Florida, and is the only botanical garden of its kind in the United States. This park is operated by Miami-Dade County Parks and Open Spaces Department. The park in itself attracts more than 50,000 visitors a year because of its unique agricultural environment. The garden features more than 500 different types of international exotic fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices. Visitors are allowed to sample fallen fruits, enjoy lunch at the Mango Cafe, or schedule a tour of the park.To visit Fruit & Spice Park and other attractions in Homestead, use our Homestead travel route planner.
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The mission of this park is to illustrate the many tropical plants that are used by humanity, particularly as food and seasonings. The grounds are very nicely landscaped and well organized. Some of.... more
The mission of this park is to illustrate the many tropical plants that are used by humanity, particularly as food and seasonings. The grounds are very nicely landscaped and well organized. Some of.... more »
My husband & I loved the tram tour with Andrew; he was so informative about all of the fruit & spice trees in the park and stopped to allow us to taste those that were ripe. We also enjoyed walking...
My husband & I loved the tram tour with Andrew; he was so informative about all of the fruit & spice trees in the park and stopped to allow us to taste those that were ripe. We also enjoyed walking... more »
Such a cool day trip! We recently visited the Fruit and Spice park as part of a trip to South Florida and had a great time. The guide was super friendly and knowledgeable. The grounds were beautiful and the fruit was quite tasty. If you’re into learning about flora and fauna this is a great spot for you.
Such a unique experience! For all you foodies that look at the fish in the aquarium saying which species tastes the best to your family and to all the folks that kept asking the tour guide at your botanical garden at every stop if every plant is edible, this is your paradise!!! I didn’t even know about this place until I was randomly googling stuff but if you like trying new things you don’t find in local markets then this is the place for you. Madelyn was our tour guide and she is very knowledgeable and kind, she made the visit perfect, and was so hospitable! Couldn’t have asked for a better time.
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