We toured 4 stops of the "Historic Redland Tropical Trail"/Homestead and have graded them as follows:
Bonsai Garden - D (free to tour)
Fruit and Spice Park - A ($8 pre person includes tram tour)
R.F. Orchids - A (free to tour)
Schnebly Winery - D ($7 for "tour", $10 for tasting)
This was a great find and the highlight of our day! To get to this area you drive through dense orchards of tropical fruits and road side vendors. The area is dotted with luxury homes and simple worker's residences. The park has adequate parking with some shade. You enter through a gift shop and approach the attended counter with an array of picked and cut tropical fruit for free tasting, all from the park. You can eat anything within the park that you recognize that has fallen off the trees. But, you are not supposed to pick off the trees or take out of the park. There is plenty of ripe fruit practically falling into your hands. Jackfruit galore, star fruit was in season and well and a few sugar apples. Sadly, no longun or lychee at this time of year.
The fee is $7 to walk the 37 acres, which feel much larger. There is a map available and the trees are sectioned for the different areas of the world origin. It is always hot - but was not buggy. No mosquito bites! Plan to spend at least 2 hours. Clean bathrooms near the picnic area that were air conditioned. Although we did not go in - there is a cafe on the property.
This is a Miami-Dade county park and feel maintained. A must see!
Guided tours are conducted everyday at 11am, 1:30pm and 3pm. Special tours can be arranged at convenient times for schools, clubs, and any special interest groups, from preschoolers to golden years groups.
is $8.00 per adult, $2.00 per child 6- 11, and children under 6 are free. Picnic facilities are available.
Open 7 days a week, Hours are from 9am to 5pm. Except Christmas.
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