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Miami Beach Botanical Garden
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$40.00*
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Ranked #29 of 125 things to do in Miami Beach
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Owner description: We are a small Garden, just 2.6 acres, with a very big mission! We call ourselves an urban oasis in the middle of the glitz and neon of South Beach, a place where locals and visitors can come and enjoy the numerous cultural and artisitic programs that the Garden has to offer. Created as a Miami Beach city park in 1962, the Garden was rejuvenated in the fall of 2011 with a $1.2 Million landscape renovation by acclaimed South Florida landscape architect Raymond Jungles.We invite you to discover the new features of the Garden – a wetland with red mangrove and pond apple trees, an expansive water garden with cascading oolite fountain, a welcoming entrance plaza, and diverse collection of flowering trees, palms, cycads, orchids, bromeliads and Florida native species.
Reviewed February 23, 2013

This is located right next to the Holocaust Memorial, so I'd recommend doing the two of them together. I didn't have a car on my trip and found that the two were not within easy walking distance of where I was staying, so was a bit disappointed when I saw how small the garden was. However, it's well maintained and the small Japanese garden near the entrance had some lovely bamboo. Kind of close to Lincoln Road, so if you tire of shopping, you could head on over. Also kind of close to a Publix if you need groceries for any reason.

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

The garden is right near the Holocaust Memorial so be sure to do both. It is small, but has some great, whimsical sculptures and I saw people in their own chairs having lunch or enjoying the sun. It was not crowded at all.

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

even if i 'm not very into the botanics but i must admit that this garden,located not far from the heart of south beach, is very relaxing, i mean you can spend pleasant relaxing hours hanging around there.

5  Thank Mark B
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

This little sanctuary in the midst of the Convention area of Miami was very calming. The quiet walkways show the plants off well and the Japanese Garden was my favourite area with a little bridge over the waterway. Well worth a stroll.

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Marty M, Board of Directors at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2013

Thank you so much, Marsha, for your visit and we're glad to know you loved our Garden, a true oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of South Beach's famed Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive. Thank you especially for your 'shout out' about our charming Japanese garden that is tucked away to the left of the main entrance. Miami Beach and Fujisawa, Japan, are Sister Cities and Fujisawa is responsilbe for the Japanese Garden being there. It is a classic Shinto garden and each garden element has a specific meaning. The little bridge that you liked so much is a symbol of the 'bridge' from this world to the next, and the bridge is painted red, as that is the color of prosperity. Taken together, the bridge wishes those who cross it happiness and prosperity in the afterlife.The Japanese garden is surrounded by large clumps of bamboo - yellow bamboo, black and green - as bamboo is the symbol of strength. You probably heard the tricking waterfall, another Shinto element that represents 'permanent impermanence' - always there, but always changing. The Japanese garden is a favorite spot for wedding photographers to bring engaged couples and newlyweds for the wedding photos. And it is a favorite spot for everyone else to visit

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is a beautiful place and it is free. Stroll through the garden and you will see all kinds of native plants, palms, flowers. The museum also has a building where meetings and events can be held. A great asset for Miami Beach and worth a visit. It is next to the Holocaust Museum so you can do both at the same time.

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Marty M, Member, Board of Directors at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2013

Thanks for visiting our lovely Garden and taking the time to write a glowing review. We could not have said it better: the Miami Beach Botanical Garden is beautiful and it is free -- every day of the week from 9 to 5, with the exception of Mondays. Docent led tours are available on Saturdays at 2 pm & group tours can be scheduled in advance at any time by calling the Garden office -- great for garden clubs & school groups. Your advice for coupling a tour of the Garden with a tour of our neighbor, the Holocaust Memorial, is an excellent idea. And you could make it a trifecta by scheduling a tour at the nearby Frank Gehry-designed New World Symphony building (check their web site for tour times, which are limited). There is a lot to be seen in our corner of South Beach, away from the hustle & bustle of Ocean Drive, but near all the shops and cafes of Lincoln Road. Come see how our Garden grows soon!

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