For those that appreciate the natural beauty of gardens and landscaping, Miami offers some of the best gardens in South Florida. The climate in Miami is perfect for growing all year round and the variety of plants that thrive in the tropical climate can be seen at the many public gardens and botanical gardens in and around Miami. Here are few of the top places that you can explore nature around Miami.
Vizcaya Museum and Garden– Built in 1916 by agricultural industrialist James Deering, the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens contains over ten acres of gardens. Held in the highest regards, many people state that the gardens at Vizcaya are among the most beautiful in the country. Visit www.vizcayamuseum.org for more information.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden– Featuring the greatest living collection of palms, the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s main goal is to educate the public on the efforts of conserving tropical plants. Visit www.fairchildgarden.org for more information.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden– Located in South Beach, the Miami Beach Botanical Garden encompasses 2.6 acres of urban landscape. Built in 2011, Raymond Jungles had $1.2 million to create a truly unique landscape that showcases the native trees and plants of South Florida. Newly added are water gardens, fountains, wetlands featuring mangroves and pond apple trees, and an expanded Great Lawn for events. Visit www.mbgarden.org for more information.
Pinecrest Gardens– Geared more towards the children, Pinecrest features numerous banyan trees and luscious vegetation with a large playground, petting zoo, butterfly exhibit, and water play area. So if you find yourself with a free afternoon with your kids, take them to Pinecrest to explore and play. Visit www.pinecrest-fl.gov for more information.
There are many more gorgeous gardens and parks in Miami and surrounding area. No better way to discover than to get out and explore for yourself!