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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
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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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Fantastic Afternoon Activity

Dont miss the butterfly exhibit. Give your self enough time to stroll around and savour the wonderful surroundings

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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London
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dont miss the butterfly exhibit. Give your self enough time to stroll around and savour the wonderful surroundings

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Miami, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a most come place. It's so great to see these people who are so passionate in saving horticulture so others can partake in its beauty. Thank you for that. Come over and just view the scenery or take a walk it's very relaxing.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For plant lovers from outside Florida, this is a must. Gathered on 80+ acres are specimens of tropical plants from around the world. Most botanical gardens can only devote a few hundred square feet to an enclosed artificial tropical environment. Here you have huge trees filled with many varieties of air plants, large displays of hundreds of varieties of plants,... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So much to see, make sure you take a whole day., this wonderful place is impossible to praise enough. Situated in Coral Gables, one drives through roads lined with beautiful homes, the gardens are over 80 acres and includes forests , lakes, a butterfly building and many more exhibits, the most amazing collection of orchids growing in a truly natural... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went in January, and it happened to be a little cool, but much better than going mid summer at 100 degrees. The grounds are beautiful, and the volunteers are passionate about educating visitors. Make sure you take the shuttle tour which takes you all over the grounds. At $25 per adult, it is a little on... More 

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york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely botanical garden with a butterfly house, iguanas and turtles roaming near the ponds, colorful fish, a free guided tram tour, and plent of shady places to sit and rest. However, the food in the cafe was beyond awful and the service was non-existent.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our recent visit to Fairchild was so enjoyable. The gardens are just gorgeous and more than beautiful. There are so many great locations in various parts of the garden to just sit and enjoy the surroundings. The staff are all extremely knowledgable about the gardens and are great in providing information. This is one place that should be visited more... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent an afternoon walking in the botanical garden. It is peaceful, interesting, and delightful. Sit on one of the many benches and enjoy the views, the birds, and flora. We enjoyed lunch while watching the butterflies. The tram ride is recommended to get a good overview of the gardens, and some interesting stories about the trees and other collections... More 

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sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this more than I thought I would. The drive here through Coral Gables was beautiful, very lush and green. We joined the free walking tour which departed soon after we arrived. Very informative and so many things were pointed out , things that we would ordinarily just have walk past. We followed this with the 1 hour trailer cart... More 

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LaJolla
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in Coral Gables about 30 minutes by car south of central Miami this is a beautiful and special garden. Developed to preserving tropical species from all around the world, the large site includes acres of imported and local plants, trees, flowers, etc. Of special interest are an orchid garden and a butterfly house filled from beauties from around the... More 

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