Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables: Hours, Address, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
4.5
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is among the world's best tropical botanic gardens. Here you will find internationally renowned collections of cycads, flowering trees, tropical fruits, vines, aroids and endangered species, which provide a living laboratory for scientists, and the opportunity of discovery for everyone. In addition, Fairchild has the largest palm collection in the U.S. and is also the keeper of the National Palm Collection as designated by the American Public Gardens Associations. With its beautiful paths, vistas and outstanding horticultural displays, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden provides every visitor with an unforgettable experience.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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D R
2 contributions
Definitely worth a visit!
Sep 2021
Went here with my mom and had a great time. Took us about 3 1/2 hours to walk around this place (slow walking)It is a beautiful garden to take tons of pictures. They have a butterfly house, where they just fly around you! Very unique experience. Bathrooms are spotless. Will definitely recommend this place.
Written September 4, 2021
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Terrence
Tallahassee, FL223 contributions
Possibly the best Garden in Miami…
Aug 2021 • Friends
This place is massive and covers multiple interest of nature enthusiasts. Tickets were half price in August. It was very hot, but there are plenty of areas to cool off. If you love orchids, this place has you covered, but in August a lot we’re not in bloom (I was still satisfied). There is an outdoor butterfly garden and an indoor Butterfly Conservatory. The plant selection is large, the design and architecture is well done. We arrived at 2pm and the place closes at 4. This was our second botanical garden of the day. I can see how you may need more than 2 hours to cover this place. I can’t imagine what spring is like or the cooler winter months. The outdoor created rainforest and waterfalls was outstanding.
Written August 29, 2021
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Vivian J
Washington DC, DC29 contributions
Breathtaking gardens
Aug 2021 • Family
Beautiful botanical garden filled with spectacular tropical plants, lush lawns, and a breathtaking butterfly garden. It was well worth the 36 minute drive from our hotel. It's a magical place where God's great creations surround you. We had lunch at the cafe and it the food was fresh and they had healthy choices. We ordered the Avocado Toast. If you have the time this should be on your To-do list.
Written August 20, 2021
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Shannon33
1 contribution
Nice gardens, disappointing for kids
May 2021 • Family
Love the garden grounds, but wish there was more for kids. They say there is a children’s garden, but it’s just a few stumps with swarms of mosquitos. Seems like an afterthought. Maybe I’m spoiled after living in Atlanta where the children’s garden is top notch. Maybe they are trying to attract an older crowd. Don’t think I will renew my membership for this reason.
Written August 11, 2021
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gddo
Chicago, IL120 contributions
Not good if you are an amateur and want to learn
Aug 2021
We are amateurs when it comes to foliage but are happy to learn. We were very disappointed. There were hardly any signs telling us what certain plants/trees were. There is no field guide either. And there was no one to even ask. The butterfly exhibit was pitiful. I think there were 4 types of butterflies flying around in the entire Wings of the Tropics exhibit. I think you should only go if you have never been in any sort of butterfly exhibit before. Otherwise, you will be sadly disappointed. Many of the areas were closed. The tram tour is not operating. The only thing this is good for is if you just want a nice place to walk or if you already know what all this plants/trees are.
Written August 9, 2021
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Tripping02
6 contributions
Nice Visit
Jul 2021 • Couples
Very pleasant. Great scenery especially if you like taking pics. Dress appropriately for the weather if it’s hot and bring water!
Written August 2, 2021
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Angelo S
50 contributions
Mango Brunch at FairChild Tropical Botanic Garden
Jul 2021
Tucked away in “old world Miami” lay in wait Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Fairchild is an absolutely gorgeous venue for any occasion; leisure strolls; weddings; birthday gatherings... A place to let your children explore the bountiful horticultural beauty that is hidden in a major bustling city such as Miami. The grounds are immaculate. You are surrounded by luscious foliage almost immersive! Light cascades effortlessly off the many lakes. The staff at Fairchild is exceptional and a wealth of knowledge. Special thank you to Director Kelly Ramer; thank you Kelly!
Written July 26, 2021
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ALMD
Miami, FL56 contributions
Beautiful!!!!!
Jul 2021
Beautiful place. Nice outdoor areas, friendly staff. The butterflies area is gorgeous. I recommend it to everybody.
Written July 22, 2021
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Cat J
Miami, FL1 contribution
Mia-advertised Mango event
Jul 2021
We are members at the Garden, but were extremely disappointed last weekend for the Mango Marketplace event. They had ONE table with a icy Mango drink and very limited mangoes. They were out of mangoes before Noon on Sunday. People came only because they thought the advertised event was a real event. Very disappointed that they mis-advertised deceiving the public. I would be surprised if they don’t lose people in future events.
Written July 13, 2021
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brandasa
Centerville, OH1,151 contributions
Enjoyable but a bit overpriced
Jun 2021 • Couples
The gardens are beautiful. Well maintained. Some flowers I’ve never seen before. We spent just under two hours here.

The price is a bit high though. If your funds or time in Miami are limited I would choose vizcaya over these gardens.
Written June 29, 2021
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