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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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Chicully plus spacious park and warm weather

The glass exhibition is speechless, the park is relaxing, use the tram to explore around. Take some snacks and sandwiches and eat near to the pond surrounded by beautiful plants.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The glass exhibition is speechless, the park is relaxing, use the tram to explore around. Take some snacks and sandwiches and eat near to the pond surrounded by beautiful plants.

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Southwest Ranches, Florida
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Our friends brought us there for the Chihuly glass sculpture exposition and it was amazing! Even at night the gardens were beautiful. The butterflies were sleeping but you could see them with flash lights provided by the many helpful volunteers that make the experience special.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Exceptional garden with informative tram ride. Do not miss the outdoor sculpture by Chihuly. Go when it opens at 7:30 am when it opens to miss the heat.

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Toronto
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The Fairchild is not to be missed. A wonderful tropical garden just south of Coconut Grove, but right now thru May there is a giant Dale Chihully glass sculpture exhibit that is not to be missed. I saw an exhibit he did here five years ago and it was one of the best I had ever seen. This one has... More 

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Randolph, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I loved walking around the gardens. First we took the free tram ride tour. The Chihuly sculptures were beautiful and fun to see in the gardens. Don't miss the butterfly house exhibit!

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Matawan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Not a place that I would normally visit, but we went because Dale Chilhuly's work was on display throughout the gardens. What an awesome place to visit. Everything was beautiful!! Don't forget to get the fresh mango ice pops!!!

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Arrive early, take a leisurely stroll, have lunch and then board a trolley tour.There is an excellent book with a good map to be obtained in the visitor center when you arrive, Would suggest you take the time to orient yourself and stroll around the gardens for several hours before lunch, taking photos of the Chihuly Glass (before May 31... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a remarkable Garden in a beautiful setting. The Chihuly Exhibit is amazing...I expect I will go back to see more of the garden itself at another time. By the way, if you belong to another Botanical Garden with reciprocal entry, this garden allows a free visit except for this Chihuly which makes it half price...quite a savings at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

These gardens are simply amazing.. there is a trolly that takes visitors on narrated tours and these are done by totally devoted and enthusiastic volunteers. The butterfly cage, and the rain forest walk are additional attractions not to be missed. these are located at the one stop that the trolly makes at the restaurant area. The experience is multiplied greatly... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Just go. For $25 you get a half of day of wonderful exercise and artistic enrichment. I suggest you arrive around 10 or 11 in the morning and take the tram to get acclimated. Then, have lunch overlooking beautiful butterflies. Finish by spending the rest of the day walking the gardens and taking in the Chihuly.

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