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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156
305 667 1651
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Coral Gables
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is among the world's best tropical botanic gardens. Here you will...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: 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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I hadn't been to the gardens since I was a child, and oh was I in for a treat. The gardens were lush and extremely well tended, and it was such a nice surprise to see that the place was also hosting a Chihuly installation. A beautiful, captivating experience.

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Miami, FL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is on our short list for our Florida guests. In December through April, you can expect there to be some artwork installed on the grounds following Art Basel. Get the 45-minute tram tour, included with admission, so you can have some commentary on the art, and pick up a map that shows what's where before the... More 

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Homestead, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Glass artist Dale Chihuly has had previous installations at Fairchild, and they were enchanting. The present installation is his most ambitious at Fairchild. The work is distributed throughout the gardens, and in my opinion a slow walk through this beautiful setting is the only way to fully appreciate it. Some pieces are "placed" on exhibit - they are big and... More 

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

It was second visit to this place and I cannot stop to admire it. It is really one of the best green places in Florida. This is a quite big park but it constructed in a such a way that you can't be lost. The kids will love the butterfly pavilion when you can enjoy the time with these wonderful... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Beautiful gardens enhanced by the glass art of Dale Chihuly. We were fortunate to visit during the recent installation. Beautiful grounds and gardens. Signage and directions could be better. Wish we had known more about the tram tours as the garden is large and there is a lot of walking. I agree with other reviewers about the price- steep but... More 

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Miami, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This place is a most. It has the most beautiful and interesting plants from all over the world you could imagine. They have a magic place where butterflies surround you and children can enjoy and learn. They have different festivals to be in contact with nature and science. Excellent place for relaxation and to take your kids.

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Austin, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I loved the visit to this garden in Miami .......what a beautiful experience.......It was a re-encounter with the nature. -- The only I didn't liked was the price ...VERY EXPENSIVE !

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Spent a great Sunday afternoon with my wife and our 4 year old. The art exhibition was outstanding and the butterfly enclosure was great. Overall the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend everyone to stop in.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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101 reviews 101 reviews
48 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

these gardens, in downtown Coral Gables (yes you can get there by transit but it is a mile walk south) are fantastic. There are themed areas from around the globe and even a desert garden!! It requires at least three hours to see properly and there is a wonderful butterfly house plus an air-conditioned restaurant at the far side of... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Loved the gardens! Many volunteers to provide information and the tram tour is a great introduction. We spent a few hours wandering around and will certainly return. We were lucky to be there during an exhibit of Chuhily glass.

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