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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
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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
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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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Heaven on earth

This is one of the best gardens we have visited. Even the broody teenagers were engaged in all the information from our tour guide who was a volunteer there. One regret is we did... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the best gardens we have visited. Even the broody teenagers were engaged in all the information from our tour guide who was a volunteer there. One regret is we did not take our good camera. Plan to stay for at least half a day, take your camera with you. It is simply beautiful and the scenic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place to visit whilst in Miami! Uber from south beach was around $20. It is quite expensive for entry but worth it! Lots of gorgeous views, gardens the butterfly house was a definite highlight! Try to time it so your there for a butterfly release you can hold the butterflies as they are let into the house. Huge thanks... More 

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miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I adore these gardens! They are so typical South Florida! The gardens are filled with Chihully art everywhere, giving them a whimsical touch. Their is an butterfly aviary that is gorgeous! Tram service is available to take you around the gardens. They host countless events, including their famous Mango Fest. A must see in Miami!

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fairchild is by far the best Botanic Garden I have been to either in the USA or Great Britain. The locaiton is so peaceful and the property is sublime. I can't wait to go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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