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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156
305 667 1651
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As featured in Miami off the beaten path
Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Coral Gables
Type: Gardens
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 find internationally renowned collections of... more » 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. « less
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

As a Case Manager, I took a group of students to this beautiful venue. The Fairchild Tropical Garden is a relaxing, serene, educational and an exquisite attraction. The Garden has been used for events, weddings etc. However, they have a magnificent butterfly exhibit that you must experience! If you enjoy peaceful surroundings, romantic excursions or have a place to have... More

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Palmetto, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We decided to visit the Fairchild gardens in Miami and we were delighted. We saw an incredible variety of trees, palms, beautiful landscape. We even get to walk through of a rainforest . Our favorite was the butterfly garden, where you can see a great variety of colorful butterflies frolic around you. There also is a case where you can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Rated one of the top ten botanical gardens in the world. They do a lot of research and are in the process of a program called a Million Orchids. Their goal is to plant a million orchids throughout the city of Miami. Riding the tram throughout the garden is a special treat.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you enjoy a quiet garden with amazing tropical flowers, do not miss this treasure. If there is an even going on in the gardens...even better.

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Madison
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is a large garden. My favorites were the iguanas and the butterflies. If you are wanting to go on a long walk you will love this garden.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

As a tropical botanic garden, Fairchild shows off thousands of different plants and trees you'd find throughout the world's tropic regions. This is especially helpful for South Floridians who would benefit from knowing more about the abundant variety of stuff that can grow in our region. FTBG has much more than plants, though. The interactive butterfly display is outstanding and... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Visited Fairchild Garden for the first time. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, the tropical plants, iguanas and herons along the lakes. The tram ride was very convenient to take it all in on a hot August day.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This visit was two years ago but I remember it like yesterday. Look for their discount Sundays in August as it can add up if you are a family; I don't want to brag but we got in on a "free" day. Take the time to read the plaques that identify the various species, the dramatic palmettos, exotic bromeliads and... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Very nice gardens, specially the butterfly garden... You can get on the tour caravan and find out very interesting facts about plants, very knowledgeable staff... nice cafe with a little bit of everything... I found out until later that if you go on your bicycle you can save $5 of the entrance fee... Perfect for a date, just ok for... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

So much to see and appreciate, whether it is the superb collection of palm trees or the fantastic butterfly conservatory. The place merits multiple visits.

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