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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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Fairchild Gardens and Dale Chiuly glass unbelivable site. If I live there would go everyday. great Inspiration.

I haven't live in Miami for 36 years. Fairchild Gardens and Dale Chiuly has made the Gardens top notch. such beautiful glass inter grated with the plants . If I live there I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Edgewood, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Worth a trip to. Kinda pricey but it is a wonderful garden with acres and acres of gardens to visit was fortunate to be able to see the chihuly exhibit at night

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I haven't live in Miami for 36 years. Fairchild Gardens and Dale Chiuly has made the Gardens top notch. such beautiful glass inter grated with the plants . If I live there I would go every day. Dale Chuily glassblower is known around world. if your anywhere near the Gardens go, Please don't miss out such a beautiful site. your... More 

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Great expansive beautiful gardens Well thought out grounds concessions are good for a snack and sometimes Sunday brunch Terrific festibles and fairs Great for the whole family There is a tram to give around and an unique gifts shop TIP; buy a yearly pass get great benefits

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

this is a learning center for kids and adults as well as a historical site and nature loving place. I have attended several special events like Orchid festival, Mango Festival, Chocolate Festival and many others. This is the kind of place you will never get tired of. One of the latest exhibits is the Butterfly exhibit. Must see to appreciate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

While the initial reason for our visit was the Dale Chihuly exhibit that is there a limited time, I do hope to return. With a vast variety of Palms, ponds, assorted trees, sands, grass, birds, butterflies and lizards this is a must see. The free tram makes this easily assessable for all ages. Feast your eyes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Only 10 minutes drive from downtown Miami ,,and a world apart ..we spent a magical day enjoying the Chihuly special exhibit where over 50 pieces of his work were on display . And scatered all thru the gardens and the ponds . A visit to the butterfly house was magical ! Some of his glass blown sculpture and artworks found... More 

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Jerusalem, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It was great to see the gardens, so varied and blooming. It was even better with the Chihuly exhibit which runs until end of May 2015. The very colorful blown glass sculptures shine bright and inviting. The butterfly house was also "cool" to visit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Don't wait five years like I did to visit this gem! While not easily accessible from Miami without a car, those who are with transportation have no excuse to miss this wonderful example of nature at its finest. From the beautiful flowers, to the towering trees to the elegant butterflies there is so much beauty in this one private garden.... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

First visit to Fairchild, to see the Dale Chihuly exhibit. There's a two story sign as you enter the building that says "Prepare to be Blown Away" -- and we were. Fantastic exhibit of blown art glass sculptures, chandeliers, vessels and more throughout the grounds. Thoroughly enjoyed the exhibit and took tons of pix. One of the security guards took... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

You must travel to south Florida before May31st, 2015 to see these beautiful gardens plus the installations of the Chihuly team. Take a walking tour, ride the tram and then take yourself through amazing glades, dens, desert area, palms.... too much to take in with the eyes and then write about. A short lunch break among the beauty and if... More 

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