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Miami Beach Botanical Garden

2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-7256
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Ranked #17 of 48 attractions in Miami Beach
Type: Gardens
Owner description: We are a small Garden, just 2.6 acres, with a very big mission! We call ourselves an urban oasis in the middle of the glitz and neon of South Beach, a... more » Owner description: We are a small Garden, just 2.6 acres, with a very big mission! We call ourselves an urban oasis in the middle of the glitz and neon of South Beach, a place where locals and visitors can come and enjoy the numerous cultural and artisitic programs that the Garden has to offer. Created as a Miami Beach city park in 1962, the Garden was rejuvenated in the fall of 2011 with a $1.2 Million landscape renovation by acclaimed South Florida landscape architect Raymond Jungles.We invite you to discover the new features of the Garden – a wetland with red mangrove and pond apple trees, an expansive water garden with cascading oolite fountain, a welcoming entrance plaza, and diverse collection of flowering trees, palms, cycads, orchids, bromeliads and Florida native species. « less
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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This was an okay 15 -30 minute diversion. The garden is very small and not much to look at. There weren't any flowers in bloom in March. It is someplace to just sit and read a book in a quiet spot.

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Marty M, Vice President at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, responded to this review

Oh, Shirlyn, what went wrong with your visit? Yes, we only have 2.6 acres and we are indeed small, but that is the amount that the City of Miami Beach allocated to us 50 years ago, and we have to work with what we got. And we do so much with what we've got! Did you visit the Japanese Garden?... More

Old Bridge, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

It was a Nice and relaxing stroll through the gardens. Not bad for being free. Its not very large so its a quick site to see.

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Toronto
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

A really nice, free, garden. Lots of pretty pictures to take. A little "peace" within the chaos. There is also a mini farmer's market that is done on Wednesdays.

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Marty M, Vice President at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, responded to this review

We agree completely that "beautiful" is the one single word that describes our little Garden the best - and thanks for your review, and for mentioning our wonder Wednesday Garden Market! These markets will continue this year through April 16th.Vendors from The Market Company will be selling freshly baked bread by Zak the Baker, local greens from the Little Haiti... More

Denver, Colorado
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I volunteer at the Denver Botanic Gardens; a museum quality garden. So, I do not know if it is fair to compare. The MB Botanical Garden just looked as though it needed some care.

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Marty M, Vice President at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, responded to this review

We love the Denver Botanic Gardens and are so glad that you chose our small 2.6 acre Garden for a visit. We take enormous pride is our Garden maintenance and have lots of reviews here that attest to that. I can only guess that you either visited the Garden after an unusually large evening event and we hadn't completed cleaned... More

Los Angeles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

It's a small garden that could be covered quickly. There's an Asian garden section with lots of different bamboo varieties. If you happen to be a multi-millionaire and are planning a tropical garden, this is a great research and demo garden. For the rest of us, it's a nice, quick stop while touring Miami Beach. Perfect for a picnic or... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Lovely little park next to the Convention Center. Free admission. Nice but nothing to get excited about.

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Marty M, Vice President at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, responded to this review

Oh, Ken, we could not disagree with you more! The Miami Beach Botanical Garden is indeed a 'nice little park' but visitors should be encouraged to DO go out of their way to see what we have tucked away amid the sun and sand of South Beach. Palm trees and bromeliads galore! Did you notice our vanilla orchid, the very... More

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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The grounds are beautiful and it smells awesome. Definitely worth a visit. If you're in Miami you should stop by.

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Kemah, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The park is free. There are plenty of seating areas to relax and enjoy the view. The only disappointment is that it is right by the convention center, which is sometimes loud.

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Marty M, Vice President at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review from Texas, and we couldn't agree with you more! Actually, locals think of the Miami Beach Botanical Garden as the 'oasis' in the middle of all the South Beach glitz and glamour. It is a wonderful place to sneak away from all that other noisy stuff and just 'smell the roses' or,... More

Sussex
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38 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

A welcome relief after the Holocaust memorial. Informatiive and enjoyed our time there. We spent an hour wandering around

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Coral Springs, Florida
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14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My first and only visit here was for a wedding reception. There wasn't much to see here, but it is all pretty. The garden is located in the middle of a concrete jungle so the contrast to the tranquil is immediate. The hallway that leads to the sliding door room and the courtyard will remind you of the community center... More

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