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Miami Beach Botanical Garden

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Address: 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone Number: (305) 673-7256
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Description: We are a small Garden, just 2.6 acres, with a very big mission! We call...
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.
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Perfect place to relax

It is a real nice exhibit of native and non-native species grouped in an understandable order. Best of all, it is free. It is really a shame that more people don't take time to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It is a real nice exhibit of native and non-native species grouped in an understandable order. Best of all, it is free. It is really a shame that more people don't take time to see this garden. I did like the fact that it was free, but would have liked it even better if they would have a cafeteria on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely small garden, an oasis of calm. A wide variety of plants, many with labels. Right across from the convention centre and a short walk from Lincoln Road mall. Free too! Good for a short visit or linger for longer!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I made a last second to stop here. It was a nice relaxing place to walk in South Beach! The place is small but still worthwhile.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We visited as part of a Segway tour, but loved the fauna and tranquility of the gardens. Beautiful and serene.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

it was a great walk very nice green trees and palm trees they where amazing to look at they close at 5 so get there early

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

saw it on a leaflet in our hotel and it looked pretty so we took a walk there. It's free to get in which was amazing because we were expecting to pay, it's a pretty sight and it was nice to be able to sit in the shade on a bench next to the pond as it was very hot... More 

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Marty M, President, Board of Directors at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, responded to this review

Thank so much to our generous visitors from the UK who discovered our (almost) "secret garden" and who had our lovely green space all to themselves. What a treat! You, the butterflies, and the herons trying to scoop koi out of the pond - all in the middle of the glitz and glam of Miami Beach! Now that's a lovely... More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It's a nice little garden in the middle of the city, but it isn't very big at all and so I wouldn't recommend going just to see it, go only if they have an event that you want to see so you can see the gardens on the same visit.

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Marty M, President, Board of Directors at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, responded to this review

We make no secret of the fact that we are a small Garden - just 2.6 acres - but we carry a big footprint in Miami beach with all the environmental, cultural and artistic activities we support, in addition to our lovely botanical specimens. It's rather disappointing that a local resident, who knows very that this is a tiny barrier... More 

Westfield, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Being a Spring, I was expecting more flowers from a botanical garden, but sadly found mostly foliage. It was a lovely respite from the sun but lacked the beauty I was hoping for. The paths were difficult to follow but there were plenty of spots to sit and relax. I did enjoy the abundance of butterflies and peaceful serenity I... More 

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Anaheim, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Set your expectations low to be somewhat satisfied that your visit was worth the time. If you compare with many gardens worldwide, you will not be impressed with these Gardens. It seemed small and not very colorful. Maybe March was not the best time. Only reason to be here was to see the Holocaust Memorial adjacent to the gardens.

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

Oh, Harold, you do us a great disservice. We do not bill ourselves as a world class Botanical Garden, as we were just given a small plot by the City of Miami Beach 50 years ago, and we do the absolute best we can with the hand that we were dealt. And we are very proud of what we have... More 

Glenview, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Quite a lovely little spot across from the convention center. A nice way to spend some time enjoying nature. And it's free.

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