Fruit & Spice Park
Fruit & Spice Park
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Fruit & Spice Park is a 37-acre subtropical paradise nestled in the heart of the historic Redland community just 35 miles south of Miami. Surrounded by thousands of acres of tropical agriculture, the Park is a jewel in South Florida’s agricultural community attracting over 50,000 visitors a year to its gardens and festivals. More than 500 varieties of exotic fruits, herbs, spices and nuts from around the world; 180 varieties of mangos; 70 varieties of bamboo; 40 varieties of bananas; 15 varieties of jackfruit trees and numerous other exotic edibles are grown and maintained here. Visit our herb and vegetable garden, stroll through the shady banana groves and wonder at the majesty of the African Baobab trees. Spend an hour or an entire day at the Fruit & Spice Park for a tastefully exotic experience.
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  • Donna M
    Longview, Washington13 contributions
    Delightful park in Homestead
    My husband & I loved the tram tour with Andrew; he was so informative about all of the fruit & spice trees in the park and stopped to allow us to taste those that were ripe. We also enjoyed walking the beautiful grounds afterwards, viewing the birds & iguanas on site. A true gem and not to be missed!
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 10, 2023
  • Carmen A
    5 contributions
    Beautiful visit
    Our drive to Keywest from NYC we stopped at Fruits and Spice Farm. Well worth our visit the park is loaded with beautiful trees, plants and filled with fruits. Yes some we enjoyed of course from the floor not taken any off the trees. The park is beautiful kept clean and well landscaped. Our favorite part of our visit my husband and I both agree was our tour and tour guide. We were lucky to have Briana, her lovely personality filled with energy and knowledge. Briana took us around the entire park stopping and getting off to show us and explain the plants, trees and fruits. Giving a great big shout out to Briana we truly learned and enjoyed you! Until our next visit!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 5, 2023
  • bdavis48
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania17 contributions
    A Hidden Gem
    The Fruit and Spice Park is a hidden gem! We went in 2015 and again in 2023. The price remained the same, at $10. You may walk around the park, however we opted for the guided tour via a tram. We were lucky to have Brianna as our guide. Brianna was very personable and knowledgeable, and she clearly has a passion for the park. She provided information about the many types of plants, provided some samples, and also gave her own thoughts. Her excitement was contagious! At one point she stopped to show us a new flower and to take a picture of it, as she hadn't seen it before. She was excited to show us "her" jackfruit and to help us smell ylang-ylang! Highly recommend going to the Fruit and Spice Park and if you're lucky, you may get Brianna for your guide!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Dream43356127418
    3 contributions
    Disappointing due to festival and no tours
    Disappointing because we had the misfortune to visit on a "festival" weekend so no tours were being given. My companion can't walk long distances so we were looking forward to a tour from either a tram or golf cart but nothing was available so we were not able to see much. The festival was mentioned on the website but I didn't see anything about tours being cancelled. Also, we may have gone in the "wrong" entrance due to the festival but we weren't given any kind of descriptions/map so it was hard to tell how much of the grounds we'd even seen. Nevertheless, we did pay the full entrance fee. While we did see a few things we really didn't learn anything. We were visiting from out of town so this was our only opportunity to see the park.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 28, 2023
  • 907blaked
    Tampa, Florida1,419 contributions
    Fantastic place to spend an hour or two
    We loved our time here. Friendly employees, reasonable admission fee, well maintained grounds. Even in November there were things blooming, like star fruit. We arrived at 3:15pm and stayed all the way till closing time at 5pm. Even our teens loved this place. (Oh, and the iguanas were a surprise treat!!)
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 19, 2023
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H L
Amherst, MA95 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
It either looked a little run down, or just off season, from what we understood from our guide, June to August may be a better time to see more fruit. Maybe I am comparing it to a Botanical Garden and expected more visually appealing surroundings? Maybe we missed it, but didn't see any spices (perhaps a Tamarind tree counts, but nothing at all what I expected from the pictures). The Diesel fumes from the tractor were quite unpleasant, and as happy as we were that our guide spent 2 hours repairing the audio, it sounded terrible und was really hard to understand. The fruit and leaf samples handed out during the tour were interesting, the fresh cut fruit offered in the center was delicious, and we loved our lunch and Mango smoothie at the Mango Cafe. And do buy a container of ice cream in the center, made locally and excellent. So this time of year I would recommend it as a nice lunch spot, but come back for a tour when there is more to see.
Written February 11, 2020
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Dana B
Madison, WI65 contributions
Jan 2020
This place had some interesting fruit trees and I did learn about fruits and spices which I had never seen or tasted before. That said the tour guide seemed very bored with his assignment and just went through the motions of giving information. Hard to hear him. We passed some interesting looking trees and fruits without a word from him. The visitor center was a big letdown, selling very little unique to what they grow. It was an okay experience overall.
Written February 4, 2020
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Donald S
25 contributions
Mar 2020
The entry was a very reasonable $10. We arrived before 1pm so we decided to eat at the restaurant/cafe first. The lobster roll was very nice. As someone who loves gift shops, I would have liked to see a lot more local, food stuffs in the store like jams, chutneys, spices, etc.

We then caught the tram ride at 1:30. It ran around the park for an hour with stops along the way where the guide would point at the different trees and give some interesting tidbits on the different trees.

There is also the ability to walk around the park with a map of the trees in each area. I think on our next visit, we will pack a picinic basket as there is a nice picnic area in the park by the lake.

Overall a very nice experience for the price.
Written April 12, 2020
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Cheryl C
Homestead, FL12 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
Was not greeted in the park entry store. Stood at the counter a couple of minutes before even acknowledged. The visual aesthetic was fine but outside of the tram there was little to no information on the gardens. There was maybe 5 vendors for the “special event” so definitely not worth the entry fee of 10.00 per person and definitely would not pay 10.00 on a non special event day.
The restaurant however is great but that is not part of the 10.00 entry.
Written November 28, 2020
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K M
Daytona Beach, FL13 contributions
Feb 2020
This is a large area full of tropical fruit and spice trees/plants. It was pleasant walking the trails (map provided), but things are not well identified. You are permitted to eat any fruit that has fallen to the ground; do not pick of the trees! We took the tram tour which made a huge difference in understanding what we were seeing although we both have backgrounds in botany/forestry/plants, so we recommend taking the tram tour. Don't miss the fruit samples in the entry building.
Written February 27, 2020
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bdavis48
Philadelphia, PA17 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
The Fruit and Spice Park is a hidden gem! We went in 2015 and again in 2023. The price remained the same, at $10.
You may walk around the park, however we opted for the guided tour via a tram. We were lucky to have Brianna as our guide. Brianna was very personable and knowledgeable, and she clearly has a passion for the park. She provided information about the many types of plants, provided some samples, and also gave her own thoughts.
Her excitement was contagious! At one point she stopped to show us a new flower and to take a picture of it, as she hadn't seen it before. She was excited to show us "her" jackfruit and to help us smell ylang-ylang!
Highly recommend going to the Fruit and Spice Park and if you're lucky, you may get Brianna for your guide!
Written July 25, 2023
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Peace & travels
21 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
I grew up in SFla, but had never been to this unique park. For the $10 admission, we were allowed to forage for fruit on the ground and to sample what we found during our visit. We thoroughly enjoyed the 1 hour tour with Robert and learned more about the history and horticultural goals of the park. The staff also kindly provided a few samples of the fruit from their garden.
Written June 3, 2022
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nextbigadventure123
Yorktown, VA56 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We visit State Parks wherever we travel and thoroughly enjoy them...usually. This park is interesting but we were surprised at the dilapidated condition of the grounds. We can’t imagine where the $10 administration fee is being spent!
Written February 2, 2020
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kimd82014
North Woodmere, NY32 contributions
Mar 2022
We took a small tram ride led by our tour guide who was a terrific,enthusiastic lady. I liked that we stopped along the tram ride and got off to observe,feel certain fruits,etc.Our tour guide was knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions we had. I would recommend this as a stop for people who are into this sort of experience.
Written April 9, 2022
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Lee McM
5 contributions
Feb 2020
We were traveling from St Augustine to Key West and spent the night in Homestead. I'd read about the Park in a local newspaper several months ago and we stay in Homestead with the intention to visiting it.
We took the 11:00 tour aboard a tram with stops every hundred feet to hear about the fruits the guide was explaining. With each stop we were given sample right off the tree or bush with an informative talk on each sampling. It's a one hour tour and well worth the fee.
There is a great eatery on the grounds
Written February 23, 2020
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