Fairchild Botanical Garden Photos

January 3, 2010 by Rick

This garden is one of Florida’s treasures and one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Visitors have shared their images of this tropical south Florida paradise in the slide show below. The garden is home to thousands of palm species where research continues on their preservation and use. There is always something special happening at Fairchild.

 

There is a strong focus on Butterfly Gardens and plants that attract them. The plants are well attended and labeled by many volunteers. Native Florida Plants are featured here as well. Plants collected from around the world give you ideas of what you can use in designing your own colorful tropical settings in your patio and home landscape.

 

The garden is located just south of Coral Gables and Coconut Grove where you can walk the streets and enjoy the sounds, smells, tastes and sights of a happening culture. You can’t take your dog to the restaurants any more or the garden for that matter but they do have fun dog parks and dog friendly hotels. The streets of Coconut Grove are fun to walk. It is like walking through a tropical garden with exotic plants that grow to their full size in a non-jungle setting where you can get a real appreciation of their grandeur.

 

There are so many great places to eat in the area. The Red Fish Grill is an old coquina building sitting on the bay in Matheson Hammock Park. You will love the setting, seafood and the perfect weather. We like to go on a day between November until April when the weather is usually warm, sunny and such a change from northern parts of Florida.

 

The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are close by on Biscayne Bay. The Gardens are in a coastal hardwood hammock. You can see Florida Friendly Plants that have been used for decades in all their glory. I will have much more on this in later posts.

 

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