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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156
305 667 1651
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As featured in Miami off the beaten path
Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Coral Gables
Type: Gardens
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is among the world's best tropical botanic gardens. Here you will find internationally renowned collections of... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Fort Worth, Texas
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156 reviews 156 reviews
49 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This place is amazing! Came with a friend on a day with beautiful weather..one of the nicest days I remember in years, and it was perfect. Everything was in bloom and green, butterflies and hummingbirds all over the place and NO mosquitos..none at all. The smell of flowers hung heavy in the air and there was a gentle breeze. Unbeknownst... More

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Coral Gables, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Fairchild Gardens is one of the premiere tropical botanical gardens in the world. It is truly amazing from the rainforest, to the dessert area with succulents, to the vines, bamboos, not to mention the area is on Biscayne Bay. There are samples of everything you can imagine here due to David Fairchild's travels as his vision and forethought brought this... More

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Fairchild has been around for decades as a place to see wonderful plants. In recent years, it's made an effort to have non-botanical things (art, butterflies, etc.). If you're keen on plants, this is THE place to go. The plants are well-labeled and (despite what some uninformed visitors might think) often the only individuals of their kind it cultivation. It's... More

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19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Beautiful gardens, but not the most impressive I've ever seen. Lots of palms that you can see all over Florida. I didn' t see many flowers. Train will take you through the whole garden. YOU MUST bring with you some, lots of mosquitoes spray. I visited the garden at 1pm, sunny day, and there were loots of mosquitoes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful gardens ..train will take you through the whole garden , then you can walk back to the butterfly habitats ...beautiful set , hummingbirds ...crabs iguanas and exotic trees.... Admission is 25.00 seniors over 65 18 dollars....

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Simply beautiful. The butterfly exhibit was so over the top. The train was not in operation that day, but walking created far more of an adventure. I go back every year I return to the area

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Tegucigalpa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had an outdoor wedding ceremony and the natural setting was perfect. A violinist from Yale music school gave the scenery the music it deserved. We wandered around a bit and were amazed by the variety of plants and trees.

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Manhattan, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's my favorite garden. I travel down from NYC to visit it, few times a year! It's affiliated with other museums of NYC, say Transit Museum (A cool one too) and New York Botanic Garden (great for children), so we saved great money by getting the membership.

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

What a gem! A great combination of trails to walk combined with tram tours for those who just want the highlights. The butterfly garden is a must see....hopefully you can catch a butterfly release...truly spectacular! We took advantage of a recipricol partnership. I was also impressed that they have water stations throughout to help you cope with the Florida humidity!

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Weston, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Was a bit humid walking around but thoroughly enjoyed seeing the variety of plants. It was interesting walking around in a greenhouse full of beautiful butterflies. We saw butterflies emerged from their cocoons and being released. Also enjoyed walking through the rain forest exhibit. The admission ticket is a bit pricey for out of town visitors. But worth it if... More

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