Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Coral Gables

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In a Nutshell

  • Free unlimited admission
  • Reduced fees for classes
  • 83 acres of plant life
  • Array of exotic gardens

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Plants, mankind’s greatest enemy, are finally on the ropes thanks to global warming. Teach your children how to hunt the last of these enormous nitrogen junkies by observing them in captivity with today's Groupon: for $62, you get a one-year Family & Friends membership to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, located in Coral Gables (a $125 value).

Since 1938, the 83-acre Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has dazzled flora lovers with its heralded collection of shrubs, vines, fruit trees, and cycads. The Family & Friends membership is good for unlimited free admission during regular hours for two adults and two guests, or one member and three guests, as well as all of the member’s children or grandchildren under 18, in addition to a host of other herbaceous benefits. Receive priority registration and reduced fees for Fairchild's classes, in which students can learn to paint luscious landscapes or grow their own without using bulldozers. The membership also includes The Tropical Garden quarterly magazine, free admission to more than 200 garden and science museums across the country and around the world, and invitations to members-only events like lectures, moonlight tours, and specials sales.

The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is comprised of several impressive exhibits, such as the Windows to the Tropics Conservatory, brimming with orchids, bromeliads, and one of the world's longest ferns that hasn't been used in a prison escape. Touch and possibly taste exotic fruits from the Amazon in the Whitman Tropical Fruit Pavilion, or walk past African floral life at the Lin Lougheed Spiny Forest of Madagascar.

This Groupon may be used to extend the benefits of current Family & Friends members by one year.

Reviews

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden gets an average of five stars from more than 40 Yelpers, and TripAdvisors give it an average of 4.5 owl-eyes.

  • The gardens were spectacular and the art whimsical. We had a great time visiting the gardens and recommend it to all. – HOaKIE, TripAdvisor
  • This is a great place for a date, for the kids/family, or if you just want to get away from everything and everyone you know and take a stroll to clear your thoughts. Really, there are parts in this garden that are quite breathtaking. – Nicole A., Yelp

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Since 1938, the keepers of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden have cultivated more than 85 acres of floral displays with a mixture of science and art. The gardens are lush with plants valuable to scientists and educators, and the tropical landscapes designed by William Lyman Phillips are like ever-evolving canvases, blooming and fading as the seasons change. Most of the palms, cycads, flowering trees, and vines were collected from the wild, but the grounds also harbor endangered plant species.

Guides give English and Spanish tram tours as well as walking tours through specific parts of the gardens, or visitors can explore the displays at their leisure, wandering through the 16,428-square foot two-level Tropical Plant Conservatory exhibit, which blooms with orchids, fruit trees, and rare palms. Cascading waterfalls punctuate the stream flowing through the 2-acre Richard H. Simons Rainforest, where visitors admire the diverse plant life and reflect on the worldwide threat of rapidly vanishing rainforests. The Wings of the Tropics exhibit features thousands of exotic butterflies with tropical fish and rare plant life. Butterflies are released twice daily and the Butterfly Metamorphosis Lab lets kids experience them up close. The water gardens combine tranquility pools with waterfalls, sculpture, and lily pads to evoke a sense of calm.

Customer Reviews

Beautiful Gardens, the Butterfly exhibit is exquisite, everyone who works here is so helpful and seem to want to be there.
Jeremy R. · September 25, 2013
Beautiful Gardens. Amazing Butterfly exhibit. Good Food.
Ashlei N. · September 12, 2013
Place is looking great from 4 years ago that I went
Eliezer M. · August 30, 2013
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    Coral Gables

    10901 Old Cutler Rd.

    Coral Gables, Florida 33156

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