Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables

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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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  • Nice, great visit, relaxing. Great walk. Entrance price is $24.99, free parking. Would return. Entrance price could be lower. There are benches around the park, can add a few more for people to sit...  more »
  • These are 80 beautiful acres! Be aware that the tram is not currently running (covid), yet they are still charging full admission. The 45 minute tram ride would have been a lovely overview. Also...  more »
  • 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.

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