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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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  • Most major cities in the world take great pride in their botanical gardens. Fairchild Garden in Miami is no exception. Incredibly it is little known among Miamians and visitors. It has all for a 1/2 d...  more »
  • I go here every year. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth. If you like trees and vegetation it is awesome. They also have a butterfly building where you can walk among the butterflies. Som...  more »
  • Cute and cozy, the butterfly garden is very cool, amount of wonderful orchids. Worth knowing!
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  • 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!
  • Really amazing gardens. It takes some time to go through it if you are interested in tropical gardens. The orchids are spectacular. The butterfly house is smallish but nicely done. Take the tram all the way through and then walk back to the areas you want to explore in depth. The docents are very well informed and very willing to share.
  • It's a beautiful garden, a gem in this city. I last visited when I was in elementary for a field trip. Recently I went to photograph and the garden has changed so much for the better. There is a crocodile at the garden, I didn't know this until I saw it lol. But the place is beautiful. It's worth being there.
  • It's beautiful. Lots of walking exploring nature and they also have a guided tour I suggest you do both. It's fabulous for taking lots if pics for any photo enthusiast like myself. They have lots of sculptures as well and a butterfly garden. Great place for a picnic. It's a bit pricey but we'll worth it I recommend it 👍 🌳🌵🌴🌞
  • If you want to take a walk and experience an array of rare plants and gorgeous landscapes, this is the place. The butterfly exhibit is also fantastic. They also do a lot of research for the restoration of native plants and you can feel happy that the money you spent is not only going to make the gardens beautiful but to support our native biodiversity.