Visiting Miami – Miami Beach Botanical Garden
The Miami Beach Botanical garden is a very easy and compact botanical garden to explore in the Miami Beach district. But don’t let that small garden fool you with all the stunning displays and garden vignettes you’ll find around the garden that let you discover each of the garden rooms slowly while visiting these intimate and colorful spaces. This is a fantastic place to photograph nature and explore the beautiful tropical landscapes and learn more about tropical plants that are prevalent around Miami Beach. There’s even gorgeous sculpture, art and water features to explore in this fabulous garden that you can tour on your own or take a docent led tour which features some of the beautiful plants and tropical flowers in the garden.
Touring the Miami Beach Botanical garden
When you visit the gardens, you can sign up for a docent tour or also do a self tour with signage giving directions and descriptions of the areas you will be seeing around the garden. There are two entrances to the botanical gardens on Convention Center Drive with wonderful signage of what you can see when visiting the garden. In the main entrance is a grand grassy expanse lined with exotic palms and tropical trees in full bloom. Just to the right of the main entry is the large natural pond which lined with more palm trees and other exotic plants and bordering the main visitors and administrative center below.
The natural pond with exotic palms, bromeliads and flowering trees
Plumerias add a sweet topical scent to the garden
The scent of the plumerias in the garden is very sweet, but you can also smell gorgeous whiffs from the tropical orchids, gardenias and other scented shrubs in the garden areas.
Red fiery accents with these tropical trees in bloom
Art in the garden
Around the different gardens, you may happen upon some beautiful art, most made by local artisans and donating their works in the botanical garden. I spotted this gorgeous flamingo in the administrative center, painted with different genre of orchid blooms and tropical colors that made the sculpted piece stand out in this quiet space.
This garden is so art inspired for South Beach and Gay Miami as this area is well known for even though this district is an international destination spot to visit and the botanical garden one of those hidden treasures to visit in the city.
Fountain made with local coral stone
I always gravitate to water features when I visit any garden, the ponds and fountains at the Miami botanical garden are set in just the perfect areas around the garden and are filled with so much wildlife. While walking along the smaller pond area, I spotted a variety of carp and other colorful fish, turtles and more tropical birds than you can imagine. No doubt, they are also happy in their perfect little water environments.
More art in the garden with these hanging styro globes
Colorful bromeliad blooms in the Miami garden
More details on your visit to the Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Entrance to the gardens are free – check out more details and information here about the gardens and calendar of events.
Open 9-5, Tuesday through Sunday
There is a suggested $5 donation per head for scheduled tours
2000 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Getting to the Miami Beach Botanical Garden
You can easily take any of the public busses that go through the South Beach areas or if you are in a rush, take a taxi or Uber ride to get to the entrance of the garden. Next door to the garden is also the Holocaust Memorial of Miami which has a gorgeous garden, water features and some very thought provoking art and sculpture to visit.
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Conclusion to Visiting the Miami Beach Botanical Garden
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