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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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Wonderful Gardens and Always Something New

A beautiful botanical garden that can be appreciated by plant experts and people with no knowledge of plants. Very educational for everyone and many different habitats as well as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A beautiful botanical garden that can be appreciated by plant experts and people with no knowledge of plants. Very educational for everyone and many different habitats as well as birds and other animals to see. The butterfly exhibit is wonderful and the cafe has is always great. I always bring my guest here and take the tram tour. The tram... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went for what became my first of many visits. The gardens are huge, beautiful & always a nice visit. Whether u want a quiet, relaxing visit enjoying time sitting by the lake in the shade of a treen in perfect weather in the fall/winter or attend one of the many fabulous festivals they have throughout the year. I recommend it... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A beautiful spot off the beaten path, but worth a visit especially during the winter when the weather is cool. The gardens are lovely and full of many different types of flora. Don't miss the butterfly garden and don't forget to bring your camera.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a place for nature lovers only. The setting is fabulous, lots of space, peace and quiet, beautiful landscapes, some wildlife. A great option for a relaxing day.

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New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A must see for plant lovers, with a free 45 minute tram ride tour through the 80+ acres of this remarkable garden.

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Key Largo, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I have been told by so many people to visit the Botanical Garden, but I wasn't sure whether I would be that interested. I had the opportunity to go this week and have to say that I was totally amazed. The aromas around the gardens are so beautiful and the butterfly conservatory and gardens are wonderful. I was even lucky... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

For the nature-plant lovers will be a trip of a lifetime. The reason is that you are visiting the place dedicated to the Christopher Columbus of plants: Dave Fairchild who is responsible for feeding this part of the world with the plants he introduce to this area ( bamboo, mangoes and potatoes for example)from the Malaysia, Indonesia Nepal and India.... More 

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Hialeah, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This place is gorgeous! I come with the fiancé and have picnics by the waterfalls and the lakes. You can also bring in Alcohol and drink some champagne by the butterfly and bird exhibit. and you can also enjoy the cafe and orchards in the back of the park. Also don't go to the swamp / everglades side its pointless... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Beautifully maintained and peaceful. They often have special events. The marketing often overstates the size and description of the actual event. Meaning...some are disappointing. You wonder where the rest of the event could be, and you've just seen it all. Not worth the price of admission for most events if you've ever been to Fairchild before. Overall, a nice place... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I went with 3 friends for the Annual Mango Festival. It was fantastic. The gardens are so beautiful and the butterfly exibit there is wonderful. The Mango Festival is held there every year and they did a terrific job with this. Mangoes of every kind for sale, mango tastings and voting on your favorite mango. Lots of vendor selling tropical... More 

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Additional Information about Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Address: 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156
Phone Number: 305 667 1651
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Coral Gables
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

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