Fairchild Gardens is south of Miami near Perrine, but it has a Coral Gables address. The 83 acres gardens were established in 1938 and are among one of the world's best. There are palms, cycads, flowering trees and vines. There are also greenhouses with orchids and other tropical plants.
Fairchild is open daily from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed Christmas Day.
I visited in Fairchild Tropical Garden on january 2004. It was a great place. They take really good care of the plants and of the landscape. It was beautiful.
The place is huge, and it took a while to walk around it. Staff were nice and helpful.
This tropical garden, located at 10901 Old Cutler Road in Coral Gables, is open daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Garden admission ($10) includes a narrated tram tour. as well as the conservatory and Gatehouse Museum.
Fondest memory: This is the Shehan Visitor Center