Fruit & Spice Park

Fruit & Spice Park, Homestead: Hours, Address, Fruit & Spice Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Fruit & Spice Park
4.5
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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
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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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16 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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Oak Ridge, TN157 contributions
Feb 2020
We spent a very relaxing and enjoyable morning at this unique County Park. Contrary to another review here, it was not rundown at all. It was nicely maintained, and we saw plenty of fruit on the trees. We walked around on our own for a bit, but the highlight was the guided tour. There were only 2 of us, so our guide tooled us around in a golf cart, which was alot of fun. He was a very knowledgeable young man, and he made sure we got samples of all the available fruit. My favorite was the bananas - tiny and more flavorful than you get in the grocery store. We had never seen, let alone sampled, some of these exotic fruits before. I recommend lunch at the Mango Cafe adjacent to the park; it had several vegetarian options.
Written February 15, 2020
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Herb M
Rockport, MA376 contributions
Jan 2020
We visited the Fruit and Spice Park planning to take the 3PM tour. The admissions person gave us some samples of the fruit inside the park. We browsed for a while not far from the admissions area, and then joined the tour. Since it was a small group, we squeezed onto a small tour vehicle, rather than the very large one available. Our guide for the one hour tour was a women who had worked at the Park for ten years - she had great enthusiasm for her subject-matter. We proceeded around the park, stopping regularly to see specimen plants. Sometimes we got out of the vehicle, and tasted a bit of the plant leaf or fruit. You cannot do this on your own because some plants are poisonous. After the tour, we walked back through some of the areas we enjoyed. We stopped again at the large pond to visit one of the resident iguanas (Fred, about 4 feet long with beautiful color and decoration) who nods his head when he senses people approaching. The collections of different bamboos trees, and coconut trees, etc etc is amazing. This is the only park like this in the US. If you like plants or like cooking (fruits and spices), I recommend a visit.
Written January 27, 2020
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H L
Amherst, MA80 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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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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Jmarpere
Sitges, Spain285 contributions
Mar 2020
Drove to Homestead, FL, to visit the Fruit & Spice Park.
It is a little bit over 1 hour from Fort Lauderdale or 45 minutes from Miami.
This is a very nice, and well taken care off 37-Acre Botanical garden, with over 500 varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs.
It is open 7 days a week, from 9 to 5.
After you pay the entrance (about $10 per person) you walk to a little train which the guide will drive around while he explains about the different trees and plants in the garden. He also handles over the visitors samples of fruits, leaves and others to smell and taste.
All in all a good experience if you have couple of hours.
There is a little restaurant adjacent to the park. They have wonderful lobster-rolls. Simple but nice place for lunch.
Written March 23, 2020
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kimd82014
North Woodmere, NY29 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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Dana B
Madison, WI63 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
24 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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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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