With a mission to share the joy and beauty of tropical gardening, it was founded in 1938 by famed plant explorer Dr. David Fairchild. Today, the garden’s collection includes more than 3,400 species, including tropical fruit, orchids, butterflies and native and exotic plants throughout its Uplands and Lowlands ecosystems and exhibits.
With so many ways to experience the gardens, a visit to Fairchild makes for a perfect outdoor adventure for families, a romantic date or simply a sublime oasis for anyone who enjoys the beauty of the natural world. Start with the Allée and Overlook for a panoramic view of the garden’s Lowlands and lakes and then set out to discover other collections and exhibits like the Water Gardens and Aquatic Exhibits, the Arboretum and Geiger Tropical Flower Garden, the Butterfly Garden and the Children’s Garden.
Fairchild hosts mango, chocolate and orchid festivals, art exhibitions, concerts and classes throughout the year. While this year may be a little different, Fairchild continues to organize virtual and onsite events including plant sales, art classes, pet-friendly dog dates and early bird walks through the gardens.
According to miamiandbeaches.com