Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables

Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
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.
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  • Went here with my mom and had a great time. Took us about 3 1/2 hours to walk around this place (slow walking)It is a beautiful garden to take tons of pictures. They have a butterfly house, where...  more »
  • This place is massive and covers multiple interest of nature enthusiasts. Tickets were half price in August. It was very hot, but there are plenty of areas to cool off. If you love orchids, this...  more »
  • Beautiful botanical garden filled with spectacular tropical plants, lush lawns, and a breathtaking butterfly garden. It was well worth the 36 minute drive from our hotel. It's a magical place where...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to spend the day. Nice exhibits, The cafe is not a gourmet delight, but again you are not here for the food. Good place to stretch your legs, take your dog, a romantic date, You can also host weddings, birthday parties, etc. The 🚎 ride is worth taking before you explore the parking your own.
  • I’ve been a member for almost 10 years. When the weather is mild it’s a great place to get away and appreciate the natural beauty that the garden has to offer. The butterfly garden and cafe are great for getting out of the heat. It’s really peaceful and tranquil place to visit. They also have many festivals and activities throughout the year that are free for members. If you appreciate natural beauty, this is definitely a place to visit in south Florida.
  • I read that this is one of the best tropical gardens in the world. The property is well kept and we really enjoy our visit. Free parking lot, After pay the entrance fee $25 at the gift shop take the free tram for a slow pace 45 min. guided tour. With a stop at the Glass Door Cafe /Butterfly Garden. We saw turtles, ducks, small lizards, large green iguanas. We recommend the Butterfly Garden. We spend around 3 hours.
  • We had a beautiful day at Fairchild! The 83 acres are full of amazing plants, flowers, lakes, butterfly gardens and so much more! We did the 45 min guided tour on the trams and went back to visit certain parts by ourselves. We went specifically for the Chihuly sculptures. They have 4 and we love his work! The day was beautiful for the walk and they had plenty of water stops for thirsty visitors. If you like botanical gardens, you will not be disappointed!
  • The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is a beautiful Botanic Garden. Be prepared for an astonishing walk through different plant and forest types. You will also encounter animals such lizards, crocodiles, birds, butterflies, among others. If you don't want to walk the whole park, they also provide a trolly that takes you around the park while the park ranger narrates and explains the locations, plants, and animals.

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