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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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Address: 10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156-4233
Phone Number: +1 305-667-1651
09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is among the world's best tropical...

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is among the world's best tropical botanic gardens. Here you will find internationally renowned collections of cycads, flowering trees, tropical fruits, vines, aroids and endangered species, which provide a living laboratory for scientists, and the opportunity of discovery for everyone. In addition, Fairchild has the largest palm collection in the U.S. and is also the keeper of the National Palm Collection as designated by the American Public Gardens Associations.

With its beautiful paths, vistas and outstanding horticultural displays, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden provides every visitor with an unforgettable experience.

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Best Botanical Garden Ever

I have been there twice Chihuly glass blown exhibitions and for brunch and many other events. I find there is so much beauty in this place that it is hard to explain. So I... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been there twice Chihuly glass blown exhibitions and for brunch and many other events. I find there is so much beauty in this place that it is hard to explain. So I recommend if once in your lifetime you are in Florida to come and stroll leisurely to your see and enjoy this Tropical Botanical Garden.

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seattle, wa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the can't miss treasures in this area. The garden is one of the important plant collections in the world. It's beautifully laid out and staffed with helpful volunteers who know their plants. Its 82 acres so I suggest that you start with the tram to get an overall understanding of the plant collections and garden layout. After that,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Relaxing place to visit it the centre of Miami traffic madness. Well-signed and easy to find. Plenty of parking (free). $25 per adult entrance well worth it for what most of the staff there are doing voluntarily. They are knowledgeable. Had a long talk with a lady in the butterfly house who knew so much in detail about the moths... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden started as a collection of different palm trees from around the world and is now a research center and a repository for tropical trees and plants of all kinds. It is easily accessible with free parking and a most helpful staff. The entrance fee is $25 for adults, but many discounts may apply. A free... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed visiting this garden. Loved the butterfly museum. We went at 2-ish. You can go early and walk around and get nice pictures. Its worth visiting there. Don't forget your camera.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved visiting here. We are gardeners, and love visiting gardens around the world. Fairchild Gardens was once of the loveliest tropical gardens we have seen. Very well maintained, absolutely beautiful. Absolutely worth the $25 admission price. The butterfly house is an added bonus. Twenty minute drive south of downtown.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

83 Acres of so many different types of palms, plants etc. Fabulous butterfly garden. Take the tram offered so you can get a narrated tour. $25 ADMISSION Excellent cafe for eats.

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Worthing, West Sussex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This had to have been one of the most beautiful botanical gardens we've ever seen. Our only regret is that we didn't spend the whole day there. The staff was extremely helpful, too. Highest recommendation.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go visit anytime but Summer and you will have a wonderful walk through an extraordinary botanical garden. Terrific tropical species and orchids

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a liitle pricey but you could take a picnic and spend the day here. The gardens are large and well set out. There is a tram tour that runs about every hour. The gardens were very pretty a had lots of seating dotted around. Cafe too was very pricey.

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