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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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Address: 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156
Phone Number: 305 667 1651
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7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Viewing wildlife
Description: 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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Absolutely gorgeous!

We spent several hours at the gardens because we wanted to see the Chihuly exhibit. Unfortunately it has since closed. We had seen a similar show at the ÑŸ Botanical Garden but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Long Island, NY
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Long Island, NY
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We spent several hours at the gardens because we wanted to see the Chihuly exhibit. Unfortunately it has since closed. We had seen a similar show at the ÑŸ Botanical Garden but that one paled in comparison. The number og glass pieces was overwhelming. A tram takes you around but walking gives you many more views. Although that exhibit is... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Fairchild is a lovely, lush park and garden that is among the best outdoor walks in Florida. Perfect for couples, single travelers and families. We visited specifically for the amazing Chihuly exhibition which was a feast for the eyes and nothing short of magical. As much as Chihuly's artistry made our visit fabulous, the setting of the gardens were the... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I visited specifically for the Chilhuly glass art exhibit but was amazed how beautiful the entire garden was and can't wait to go back! The collection of plants and trees is phenomenal with specimens from throughout the world. Start with a free tram tour and plan out the rest of your visit, Volunteers run the tram tours and are very... More 

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Miami
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden is a treasure trove of tropical trees and foliage. Closest to the greenhouses and other buildings the feeling is dense and overgrown, very jungle like. Follow the paths and find vast open areas dotted with palms and mesquite around the water features. Find time to visit the Butterfly Conservatory. The level of activity and variety of... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This park is fantastic, be sure to go when the weather is pleasant as there is a lot of walking. The new butterfly garden is tremendous and there is even a nice café. The Chihuly glass also rocks.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

one of the most spectacular botanical gardens I have ever visited, well kept, many species, friendly and helpful staff, a must visit

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The installations where covered with spider webs. It was kind of expensive for a less than great exhibit

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We enjoyed very much the visit to the Garden. We had the chance to see the exhibition of Dale Chihyly works. A very nice place to explore with family and children.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Have been living in the Fort Myers area for 5 years (transplanted from Minnesota). Finally got to Fairchild after hearing so many people talk about it. And it is indeed a wonderful place to visit. I loved the different areas (rainforest, Madagascar, Etc). While I am not very knowledgable in things botanical, I can certainly appreciate the wonderful job they... More 

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Florida, Uruguay
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211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My husband and I have been members of Fairchild tropical botanical gardens for years and we go every few weeks. We enjoy the tropical palms bromeliads cycads and heliconias. The tram ride and gift shop are also great. Recently we attended the Chihuly at Night exhibit. Simply breathtaking!! Highly recommended!

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