CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Flowers around every corner, and no shortage of wildlife makes up the lush gardens at Fairchild Botanical Gardens in South Florida.
“People will tell us walking into the gardens is almost like walking into paradise or heaven," Public Relations Coordinator Maureen Tan said.
Eighty-three acres make up the expansive botanical gardens, but it’s the range in what you’ll see that really makes this spot so unique.
Due to the climate in South Florida, you’ll see some truly breathtaking plants that can only grow in this part of Florida.
In fact, their tropical rainforest is where you’ll feel like you’ve actually been transported to another country, with exotic orchids and cascading waterfalls.
“This is the only place in the continental U.S. that has a tropical rainforest — really the only other place that can do this is Hawaii," Tan said.
And as you make your way through both the tropical rainiest and butterfly conservatory, you’ll find yourself in their rare plants greenhouse.
They have exotic plants from around the world making it one of the largest rare plants collections in the US.
Some of the plants on display range from one of the world’s largest ferns, with fronds up to 40 feet long, to their rare carnivorous plants.
Fairchild Botanical Garden is open seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information on prices and events, you can head to their website.