The Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden has been a Coral Gables favorite of locals and tourists for years. Fairchild Tropical is a unique place known for its’ beautiful botanical gardens where you can enjoy a leisurely walk as you discover butterflies and birds that will take your breath away. A visit to Fairchild Tropical also offers a wondrous range of opportunities to learn the origins and science behind the ecological aspects of the garden and even take classes on everything from photography to grafting.
The Fairchild also hosts special events and on October 26th and October 27th, the Fairchild Edible Garden Festival will be a weekend full of fall activities including the annual Scarecrow Competition, Pumpkin Patch and Fall Beer Garden. Enjoy delicious food and cooking demonstrations from South Florida’s most loved chefs. There will also be edible garden workshops, hands-on educational activity and more. The Fairchild Garden is a great place to bring your family and out of town visitors for a lovely afternoon.
Admission to Fairchild includes all of the garden exhibits. The newest exhibit is the Wings of the Tropics conservatory with thousands of beautiful, tropical butterflies flying among a wonderful array of flowering nectar plants. Borrow a pair of binoculars and discover for yourself what the garden has to offer or enjoy one of the guided tours, which will help highlight the features of the garden.
Be sure to visit the Shop at Fairchild which offers the most extensive array of botanical and horticultural books in the region as well as shopping for unique gifts. When visiting the Garden, have lunch at one of the Fairchild Tropical cafes. The newly remodeled Lakeside Café overlooks picturesque Pandanus Lake in Miami and the new Glasshouse Café has a popular menu that includes organic and locally grown food including soups, paninis, quiches, hand-crafted sodas, smoothies and desserts.
Coming soon at the Fairchild on the weekend of November 8th to 10th is the 73rd Annual Ramble, South Florida’s most loved garden party with art, antiques, rare books, a farmer’s market and much more.
The Fairchild Tropical Garden in Coral Gables is a truly unique place. For more on the Coral Gables lifestyle, visit JillPenman.com.