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“Tropical, peaceful oasis worthy of a stroll. L!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-7256
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Ranked #15 of 33 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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“Tropical, peaceful oasis worthy of a stroll. L!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

If you have some time to kill while at a convention, or just strolling around Lincoln Road mall, do yourself a favor and check out the gardens. Many wonderful specimens and picturesque vignettes created with creative plantings. Colors are magnificent around the pond area with water Lillie's and stunning pink grasses that give an ethereal feel.
The building in the park looks like such a fabulous place for a function whether a wedding or party! Loved this place...plus plants for sale with great prices. A happy adventurer here!

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Marty M, Vice President at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
We're thrilled that 'Stuffed Olive' reviewed the Botanical Gardens along with all the other great Miami Beach restaurant reviews that you did during your recent visit here, and we are equally thrilled that you saw in our little 2.6 acre green space all the great features that the Miami Beach Botanical Garden is justifiably so well known for. We are a true oasis amid the glitter and glam of South Beach, a wonderful spot for a bit of respite while visiting "America's Riviera". You are also absolutely right that our rental facilities (recently enhanced and with awnings covering the patio soon to come) are perfect for weddings, parties and corporate events of all sorts. Come check us out - always free (and free WiFi), from Tuesday to Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm.
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“Excellent Design”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Everywhere that you turn there are great shots to take with your camera or to just enjoy as you amble through these gardens.

Visited November 2013
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Marty M, Vice President at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, responded to this review, December 14, 2013
Reading your other reviews, Liz, it sounds as if you certainly made the Miami Beach rounds during your time here over Thanksgiving/Art Basel, and we are delighted that you chose the Botanical Garden was one of your destinations. You really hit the nail on the head in describing the photographer's paradise that awaits you here - around every corner, in every nook and cranny are gorgeous botanical specimens, blooms and butterflies just waiting for the click of your camera. Wedding photographers are particularly fond of the Garden and its "hidden" Japanese garden just inside the main gate, to the left. Come see for yourself - and be in all the pictures! Open every day except Mondays from 9 am to 5 pm - and always FREE!
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“Yes -- do spend a few minutes here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This is a very pleasant oasis in the middle of South Beach -- a great way to return to nature for a few minutes. There is no admission charge; the grounds are compact and well laid out (you could walk the whole thing in 15 minutes without rushing); and it just doesn't seem like you're in the middle of Miami Beach. It's located just west of the Convention Center and a very short walk from the Holocaust Memorial.

Visited November 2013
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“Great Place to go and visist”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The gardens are abt a 10 min walk from Lincoln road. Its a great place to go and chill - especially if one wants to get out of the pump and grind of SoBe. The gardens are just under 3 acres but what they have done is amazing. I am glad I went!

Visited November 2013
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Marty M, Vice President at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
We love when visitors make their way from the hustle & bustle of Lincoln Road to the calm & quiet of the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. The Garden is just - as you point out - a stone's throw away from the South Beach glitz & glam, but it is a wonderful world apart. We like to think of our Garden as an oasis in the middle of the city or, as others say, South Beach's backyard. Take our free audio guided tour (using your own phone - directions at the entrance to the Garden) or just stroll around on your own and admire the beautiful botanical specimens. Free WiFi. Free Admission! And open every day except Monday, from 9 am to 5 pm. Don't forget to check the Garden website in advance of your visit for special events that may be going on: Farmer's Market Days, Yoga Classes, Saturday Seminars - you name it! Come visit us soon - you'll love it.
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“Nice and relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I was very surprised to find a botanical garden in front of the convention center in Miami beach .
I went there with my wife and daughter , and we had a very nice time .
The visit is completely free , the place is very well maintained and clean and you can spend a couple of hours there , in total relax, and then just walk to Lincoln road that is 2 minues walking from there .

Visited November 2013
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