Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156 - United States



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Established in 1938 and comprising 83 acres in Miami, FL., Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. The world-renowned plant collections feature palms, cycads, orchids, tropical fruit trees and more. Fairchild has the largest education program of any metropolitan area, reaching more than 200,000 schoolchildren each year with environmental programs like The Fairchild Challenge. It aims to inspire a greater knowledge and love for plants and gardening so that all can enjoy the beauty and bounty of the tropical world. Special events include Chocolate, Mango & Tropical Fruit, and Orchid Festivals in addition to an annual art exhibition, concerts, plant sales and more.


Fairchild has numerous Garden Collections and Exhibits. Our Wings of the Tropics Conservatory features thousands of exotic butterflies along with some of the world's most beautiful plants. Our Tropical Plant Conservatory and Rare Plant House houses over 450 different species of plants from the tropics - and don't forget to snap a selfie at the Liberty Hyde Bailey Palm Glade with its panoramic view of the Garden. For more information on our exhibits, visit our site.


9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Growing Beyond Earth Fairchild/NASA Partnership:
See the future of gardening on Earth and in space with student-led technology demonstrations outside the Garden House and Hsiao Labs. Fairchild and NASA are working with thousands of middle and high school students, choosing edible plants to grow in space. A NASA-led teacher workshop will be in progress all day in the Garden House, with portions open to the public.

Wings of the Tropics Conservatory:
Come enjoy hundreds of exotic butterflies in our Wings of the Tropics exhibit!

Hsiao Lab Tour
Our BioTECH students are happy to share our various conservation science initiatives with you.

Women in History Photo Booth
Stop by our Marjory Stoneman Douglas statue and photo booth to take a selfie and learn more about the women behind the Garden.

Richard H. Simmons Rainforest
Explore the rainforest and spot our recently installed orchids, part of an upcoming exhibition.

Stroll through the Palmetum, Cycad Circle and Cycad Vista, the Arboretum, and our many other exhibits of plants and ecosystems from water features to arid deserts.


Meeting place: Visitor Center
Butterflies in your Backyard: Which plants should I choose to attract butterflies?
10:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

Fairchild History: When and How the Garden was Envisioned
10:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

South Florida Native Plants and Enviorments at Fairchild
10:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

Meeting place: Tropical Plant Conservatory
Rare and Tropical Plants Walk & Talk
11:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m.

South Florida Butterfly Gardening Discovery Cart
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Lisa D. Anness South Florida Butterfly Garden

Need a break?

Dine and relax at The Glasshouse Café, and watch the Wings of the Tropics butterflies in air-conditioned comfort. Or, grab a bite (or two) at The Lakeside Café or from the MeZican Gourmet Food at the Cycad Circle.

The Shop at Fairchild:
Shop through a wide variety of unique tropical inspired items like books, home decor, fair-trade products and more. Also in the Shop, pick up a free nature hunt to discover Fairchild with the kids.

Join Fairchild!
Today only! 50% off Membership. Inquire at any admission point.
*With guests’ safety in mind, tram tours are canceled today. We invite you to visit us on another non-festival day to enjoy our narrated tram tours

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