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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We took the opportunity to visit the Fairchild Gardens, which we had visited before, for their famed Nightgarden which is an extravaganza of light and sound illustrating the beauty and grandeur of the... more »
I can't believe I have lived here for 8 years before finding Fairchild Gardens. It is not your run-of-the-mill garden. They have festivals several times a year that are top notch! The restaurant in th... more »
I happened to spend one day in Miami because of a delayed flight and spend my day visiting this great garden. Lots of interesting plants, lakes with brackish water, crocodiles and dragon lizards. Real... more »
This place is so huge and packed with many creatures & nature to Photograph. I've been here on many occasions but it never gets boring! The first time I Just went to go shoot some nature photography and again, the place has so many things to see that I didn't get the time to explore it all in one day. Beautiful sights such as, lakes, waterfalls, cute bridges, butterflies, and more! There are bathrooms and sometimes cool activities. There's also a nice gift shop as well as food trucks to satisfy every palate. The second time, I went to do an engagement photo shoot and the Photos looked amazing with much variety. There's one particular place I really liked where its a vine pathway with these notes on strings hanging from the top. SO BEAUTIFUL!!
This is a very beautiful place to spend an afternoon. It’s size, alone, is impressive. There is a pervasive sense of peace here. The expanse of the place sets it apart from everything else and then it's beauty does the rest. I attended their 2018 Mango festival and didn’t have the best of experiences. After posting a review, I was contacted by their staff concerned over my time there. You’d think they brought the whole operation to a screeching halt to take care of one customer. It was REALLY impressive. Not sure that I have ever received customer service like this. Yet another reason why this place is worth a visit.
A great experience! So much to see and enjoy. Lush and beautiful tropical gardens afford wonderful photographic opportunities. We were there for many hours. Happily, there were carts for transporting visitors along the pathways, and the drivers provided a guided tour which was extremely interesting.
If you are a nature lover, my advice is to become a member of this botanical garden. By doing so, you can visit it every time you like, and even more, have free admission or discounts to around 300 botanical gardens in USA, Canada, and other islands. In this garden, the most attractive area is the orchids forest, beside of the rare butterflies pavilion.
excellent place to visit, thanks to all the staff, to Karen, Jim and the rest, they were super nice. the place is magic. The tour is very interesting. A wild variety of plants, flowers and butterflies. I had the unique opportunity to see a hummingbird.
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