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Miami Beach Botanical Garden

2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-7256
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Ranked #16 of 34 Attractions in Miami Beach
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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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.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Landscape was beautifully maintained but quite small. I expected it to be a lot larger. There were stray cats roaming around, and I'm extremely terrified of them! Didn't want to stay long because staff was setting up for some event taking place.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Thankfully when the golf course in Miami Beach moved the city was able to obtain the land. Part of it was used to great a lovely botanical garden. It is well laid out and features beautiful tropical plants surrounding an open green and a pool. This is not a big garden but just the perfect size for a guilt break... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I visited the MBBG last weekend with fellow APLD landscape designers. We were in town to experience gardens designed by Raymond Jungles. While small in comparison to other botanic gardens, the space has been effectively and efficiently re-oriented to give the illusion of a larger garden. The plantings are lush, the water features are soothing and the garden is a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A small yet lovely oasis in that's a short walk from the hustle and bustle of the rest of Miami Beach. The garden surrounds a central water feature and is a great destination for any plant lover.

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Miami, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you have the opportunity to visit the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, take it! I was there for the Ghosts in the Garden Halloween Ball and had an amazing time. For $75 we were wined and dined with yummy foods (Latin Burger food truck) and candies from Dylan's and Buzz Bars. The spirits were generously poured and the music was... More

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

Thank you so much, Kandi, for taking the time to tell everyone about about two spectacular social events at the Garden this year. Our recent Ghosts in the Garden Halloween Bash was spectacular, and the Garden never looked to so good with its magical lighting, live music, good food and drink and the wonderful costumes that made their appearances. It... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This small space in Miami Beach is open to the public free of charge. Donations are accepted. There is a audio tour with about twenty stops. You can call a phone number to hear it or use the internet on your smartphone.

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

Thanks for taking the time to do a review and it sounds as if you enjoyed our lovely, but we are a little dismayed to only get an average (3-star) review. We are indeed a small Garden - just the 2.6 acres that the City of Miami Beach gave to us more than 50 years ago. But we strive to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

Delicious! Cindy, the director of the gardens, is charming and made the evening even more wonderful. The plants and flowers are beautiful, the food was tasty/smart and the company even better! We were visiting on our honeymoon from San Francisco, Ca. This made our trip! -Valerie and Jeanette

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great place to hang out and read a book. Plants for purchase and educational programs. Yoga classes. Fabulous events: view documentaries on climate change, Halloween parties, hosts Art Basel BMW events.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We spent about 90 minutes in the gardens though you could probably walk through in 20. We were in no rush and enjoyed relaxing on the many concrete and metal benches placed throughout the gardens. We especially enjoyed the easy chairs on the great lawn and the bench in the shade by the koi pond. They have a small gift... More

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

Your detailed description of your visit to the Garden, Peter, is spot on. Many thanks for doing a fine review and helping TripAdvisor readers to know what to expect when they visit us. We are a small Garden, so a visitor can zip through in 20 minutes, but we recommend taking your time (and taking lots of photos!) and visiting... More

Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The botanical gardens are a lovely place to visit. The atmosphere is very peaceful. I had the opportunity to attend a meditation class during my visit, which was wonderful. Saw lots of interesting foliage. Two different butterflies posed to greet me and be photographed. I took lots of pictures. Worth a visit.

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