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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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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Amazing Place.

If you love nature and warm weather you don't want to miss this, the surrounding it's amazing right off the beach.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Westfield, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We had a wonderful time visiting the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. What a lovely place! Maurice was so helpful and knowledgeable! You have to check out the fish, and some of the special plant species. This area of beauty and peacefulness is right in the middle of the craziness of South Beach!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I had gone expecting that it would pair up with some of the other gardens I had visited . I even went when the farmers market was there . It was average and a bit of a letdown

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

If you love nature and warm weather you don't want to miss this, the surrounding it's amazing right off the beach.

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Miami, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Compared to Fairchild, I would not call this a botanical garden but it's free so worth passing through if you are in the neighborhood. Not much to see, in april I did not see orchids, only lotuses in the pond.

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

That's a big "but" you throw out there ("but it's free..."). Fairchild is a huge 80 acre botanical garden in Miami and we are a very small 2.6 acre botanical garden on the very small barrier island of Miami Beach, so direct comparison is not really fair - we got this land ceded to us from the City of Miami... More 

Dover, Delaware
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We are glad we stopped here. Well kept gardens, children playing in the sand, birds, butterflies, and a yard sale were all on-site during our visit. Had some good photo ops too. And once you pay for parking here, it's just a short walk around the corner to the grand Holocaust Memorial...something that you shouldn't miss if you are in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

While this garden is small the plantings and identification of them are really well done. They were setting up for a private party while we were there and it looked like they were doing a fantastic job.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We visited the garden three years ago and were very impressed. Visited again in March 2015 and the gardens were even better. We were lucky to visit whilst the Dinosaur exhibition was in place. The gardens have expanded and each specialist garden is extensive and lush. A new restaurant has been constructed. If you visit Naples you must visit these... More 

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