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“A Lot in a small space”

Miami Beach Botanical Garden
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$40.00*
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Ranked #16 of 127 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 June 4, 2013

We walked through the Botanical Garden after closing time (5PM). It's only a couple of acres but they have many beautiful displays and interesting plants and ponds. Learned a lot about tropical plant life that I had never seen before. And there wasn't a fee! Very relaxing place to sit and rest.

Thank Jim S
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Marty M, Vice President at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

Thank you so much for your kind - and, we think, accurate - review. You are exactly right: we have a lot in the small 2.6 acres allotted to us by the city of Miami Beach. Some visitors, unfortunately, just see this small size and can't see beyond it; others, such as yourself and many others Trip Advisor reviewers, see the wide array of botanical specimens, water elements, the Japanese native garden, edible gardens, and the Florida native garden and celebrate our Garden for what it is - an urban oasis and and educational & cultural platform in the middle of the glitz & glamour of 'America's Riviera'. Oh, let's not forget to mention that there is NO admission - and free WiFi!

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Better to go to Pinecrest of Fairchild. This place is small! This review requires a 100 character minimum, so that is why this sentence is here.

Thank deanotraveler
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Marty M, Vice President at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

Ouch! We think you are being a bit harsh here, and certainly mixing apples and oranges. We ARE small, and don't deny that we have only 2.6 acres allotted to us by the City of Miami Beach, but we have a BIG footprint in the Miami Beach educational and cultural scene that you have not yet tapped into. Please come back another day -- the entrance is free, unlike the other garden you reference where you will $20 per person - and check our web site in advance for special events and demonstrations that may be of interest to you. Note: this response is more than 100 characters, because we have so much more to offer than your review implied - just check our other glowing reviews from more sympathetic visitors..

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Right in the middle of South Beach and neighbor to the Miami Holocaust Memorial Museum is this small, but impressive maze of plants and trees. So pretty was the Japanese pagoda bridge surrounded by lots of bamboo trees-very photogenic. The main focal point is the lily pond with a wonderful stone statue floating in the center.
My yoga-teaching daughter really enjoyed the gardens, good karma and serenity feelings.
The free entrance was a bonus.
Definitely recommend visiting this garden along with the Memorial Museum for some pensive, relaxing moments.

Thank momzoldan
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Beautiful Oasis in the heart of SOBE. Very serene, quiet and beautiful. Leaves one with a "zen" feeling..

Thank Greg M
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Marty M, Vice President at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2013

You have hit the proverbial nail on the head! We all think the Miami Beach Botanical Garden is an oasis, too! It's 2.6 acres of calm in the midst of the fun and bustle of Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive - a perfect place to escape to for, as you put it, a moment of Zen. We hope you got a chance to peek at the lovely Japanese Garden, to the immediate left when you enter the garden, and to the Florida Native Garden next to it. Remember: we are open Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday) from 9 am to 5 pm - NO admission, and FREE WiFi! Come see us again soon.

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

This botanical garden is nice to stroll around for half an hour or more, to escape busy SoBe or to give your thoughts some space after visiting the impressive Holocaust Memorial around the corner.

Free entrance, provides clean bathrooms and there are soda machines.

Thank JdelaMar
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Marty M, Vice President at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2013

We love our Dutch visitors, and are delighted that you enjoyed the Garden so much. Come back to visit us again on your next trip. PS: We also agree 100% with your other reviews on Trip Advisor! You obviously know how to travel and to enjoy yourself away from home.

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