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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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Chihuly Garden and Glass---WOW

This was my first visit to the Garden. We went on a Sunday afternoon so it was a little crowded. However, once we got into the garden the crowds seemed to disappear. We walked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
AuntieFlo
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

This was my first visit to the Garden. We went on a Sunday afternoon so it was a little crowded. However, once we got into the garden the crowds seemed to disappear. We walked through the garden to see the Chihuly Glass displays. The glass pieces were amazing, especially the pieces that were integrated into the garden beds. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I love Fairchilds Gardens, a beautiful botanical garden, we visited when Chahuly had his glass works on display, the mixture of glass among the gardens and tree's is incredible, the butterfly enclosure is worth going in to look at, we went back at night to view the glass at night, everyone should visit Fairchilds just to see all types of... More 

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El Paso, Illinois
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174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We spent the day at Faichild exploring the Chihuly exhibit which is breathtaking, the butterfly garden which is fun for all ages, eating in the restaurant, and watching the fascinating video about Dale Chihuly's other works and exhibits. We learned that in March there will be an orchid and Chihuly exhibit and later on this year a chocolate exhibit. The... More 

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Longwood, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

A beautiful botanical garden in the heart of Miami. It's a nice place to take a break or tour. The garden offers a respite from the heat as well as lessons and insights into Miami's early history.

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Savannah, Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We like botanical gardens and the Fairchild did not disappoint. We were told about the Chihully exhibition earlier in the day, and had already intended to go there. We did take the trolly tour for an overview, then spent a few hours strolling and enjoying the many, many large glass installations in the sunlight under the bright blue sly. We... More 

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Oakland, New Jersey
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I was lucky enough to visit here while Chihuly had an amazing exhibit!. The sculptures, which are designed to accent the grounds, are magnificent! The Gardens themselves are a beautiful backdrop for the sculptures, which are there until May. The Gardens are worth a visit on their own. Don't miss it!

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Milton, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Upon our arrival, we find that we have been blessed with good fortune. This year's Art at Fairchild exhibition features renowned American artist Dale Chihuly. We were amazed that the depth and breadth of his works throughout the gardens. Each piece seemed to blend into its surroundings either echoing the natural or complementing it. There are several pieces that remain... More 

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Orland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The Fairchild Tropical Garden is beautiful. took tram tour, great tour guide on tram. Saw many tropical plants and gardens. Saw different wild life and the Chihuly exhibit, day & night. Recommend going if you love botanical gardens.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We're from California and had never heard of the Fairchild until our daughter picked it as the location of her wedding. What an unbelievable setting. The glass sculptures were somewhat lost on me but the grounds were just amazing. A real must see I would think for anyone visiting the area and would like to appreciate the flora of South... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Although I've visited the Miami area many times, I'd never been to the Fairchild. Being a fan of Chihuly's work I decided to give it a try - I was not disappointed! It was a beautiful day and walking about the various gardens with their glass sculptures was fantastic! I also enjoyed the Butterfly Garden, and was impressed with the... More 

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