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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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Address: 10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156-4233
Phone Number: 305 667 1651
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is among the world's best tropical...

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.

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Truly beautiful and representative of a lifetime of dedication.

Visited numerous times and usually make new interesting discoveries on each visit. Guided tours a must for first time as an intro to the magnitude and complexity of the gardens... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Coral Gables, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

very pretty setting for family outing or picnic. tram available to view property. butterfly garden is a recent addition food available

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited numerous times and usually make new interesting discoveries on each visit. Guided tours a must for first time as an intro to the magnitude and complexity of the gardens. Afterwards go back and just poke around. Be sure to ask questions, the people there are usually well informed and helpful. Obviously a place for photos. Crowded during plant sales... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Living in Miami, I have been here many times. This time I was overjoyed to find that so many benches had been added to allow for comfortable seating. They also opened an air-conditioned area with nice view of the butterfly garden. The food they serve is better than I expected.There is a shuttle to give you an overview of the... More 

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Southwest Ranches, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked the gardens of Chihuly glass sculpture art exhibit while listening to live jazz. It's an incredible experience after dark in the beautiful colorfully and magically lit fairy garden. I would go out to do this every year it's so spectacular.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Watch for the annual Tropical Chihuly Nights at Fairchild. Do not miss this spectacular display. At all times of the year, this is a wonderful attraction to visit. The tram takes you through the park, except during Chihuly Nights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were fortunate to arrive right before the last tram tour of the day. It makes viewing all the park areas very convenient helping you decide what areas you'd like to return to on foot. The butterfly enclosure is outstanding with a lot of interesting butterflies to observe. The edible garden is very small. The orchard section is also small,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I forgot to write this review earlier but my friend Lorelei and I came to Fairchild to see the lovely Clyde Butcher photographic exhibit which finished on April 30. On top of a variety of changing art exhibits Fairchild is one of the premier tropical gardens in the world. While the entrance fee may seem steep - annual passes plus... More 

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Arnold, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a very nice garden with pretty areas, kind, helpful staff, and nice plants and animals to explore. However, for the price, I wish there was more to it. We walked the whole thing, rather than take the very slow trolley and we did it in under two hours. The ice pops in the gift shop were perfect after a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a really nice time if you love plants and flowers, then this the place for you. Acres of walking paths surrounded by natural flora and non natural displays will keep you daydreaming. There is also good things go in on. A few years ago my wife and I went to see the Choilli (pardon my spelling)exhibit and it was... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fairchild botanical park was the definition of peace. There was a multitude of colorful flowers and large trees through the path that leads through the entire 2-acre property. I highly recommend taking a tram ride through the entire park, it is an educational experience for all. The tram ride covered the entire park pointing out flowering plants, and large... More 

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