Fairchild Tropical Gardens
This garden is one of South Florida's most popular tourist attractions.
The 83-acre park was established in 1938 in the Old Cutler area
of Miami. Its purpose to maintain and conserve the biodiversity
of tropical plants species.
Fairchild is heavily involved in conservation and reasearch of all
types of tropical plants as well as endangered Florida native plants.
Fairchild offers some of the largest collections of Palms and Cycads from around the world.
Over 500 different palms are planted throughout the gardens as
well as almost every known cycad species.
Other areas of interest in the garden are the tropical vine collection,
the Rainforest, the Tropical Fruit collection, Bahamian Collection, the Keys Coastal
habitat and The WIndow to the Tropics which consists of a large greenhouse
filled with plants that are too tropical to grow outdoors in Miami.
Special events in the garden include plant sales of all kinds (orchids, bromeliads,
bananas, tropical fruit sales, etc.), Candlelight Musicales featuring the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra,
the Crawfish Boil in the Rainforest, Moonlight Tours, and many others.
- Address: 10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, Fl, 33156
- Hours of operation: 9:30am-5:30pm daily
- Admission: $8.00/4.00 adults children
- Contact information: (305)667.1651