GARDENS OF MIAMI
& Spice Park
Only tropical botanical garden of its kind in the US. The unique
30-acre public facility is owned and operated by the Metro-Dade
County Park and Recreation Department. Located in South Florida,
the Park's tropical climate can be found nowhere else in the continental
U.S. and hosts over 500 varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices,
herbs, and nuts, and other commercially important plant specimens
from around the world. The Park showcases 100 varieties of citrus,
65 varieties of bananas, 40 varieties of grapes, 60 bamboo varieties,
and numerous other exotic edibles. Visitors are invited to enjoy
munching their way through this tropical paradise.
Museum and Gardens
Vizcaya is a National Historic Landmark and also a museum owned
by Miami-Dade County and accredited by the American Association
of Museums. Vizcaya is open to the public 364 days each year..
Vizcaya was built by American industrialist James Deering, who
wintered on the property from 1916–1925. Today, the extraordinary
European-inspired estate includes a house filled with art and
furnishings, ten acres of gardens on Biscayne Bay, a hardwood
hammock (native forest), and an historic village that is being
Tropical Boitanical Gardens
One of the world's preeminent botanic gardens, with extensive
collections of rare tropical plants including palms, cycads, flowering
trees and vines. Established in 1938, the 83-acre garden is among
the region's most popular visitor attractions and offers a variety
of programs in environmental education, conservation and horticulture.
An international leader in tropical plant research, Fairchild
Tropical Botanic Garden plays an important part in preserving
the biodiversity of the tropical environment.
Miami Japan Garden
In the 1950's, Mr. Kiyoshi Ichimura became enamored with the City
of Miami and began sending dismantled objects and materials from
Tokyo along with carpenters, gardeners and a landscape architect
to design and construct, what in 1961 would become, the "San-Ai-An
Japanese Garden". The restored garden has been named "Ichimura
Miami Japan Garden" in honor of its original benefactor Mr.
Kiyoshi Ichimura. The original garden was located in the heart
of what is now Parrot Jungle Island. The dismantled garden will
be recreated adjacent to Parrot Jungle Island and will maintain
the elements of the original garden. The developer for the garden
is the owner of the neighboring Parrot Jungle Island, a team with
over 65 years of experience operating similar projects, who is
also responsible for its long term maintenance.
The 4.5-acre Garden offers a quiet oasis in the center of dynamic
South Beach, and is located directly opposite the Miami Beach
Convention Center. The Garden is an ideal setting for festive
occasions, wedding, receptions, gala fund-raisers, art exhibits,
concerts, educational and cultural events as well as meetings,
Board retreats, seminars and conferences. The Garden’s Banyan
Room and Terrace, Butterfly Room, Fountain Courtyard, Great Lawn,
Palm Grove and Japanese Garden are available for reservations
House & Tropical Gardens
Wander through nearly one acre of tropical gardens featuring orchids
and bromeliads. Brick paths are shared with skittering geckos.
Varieties of orchids and bromeliads emerge from the foliage and
trees to surprise you with their vibrant blooms. The herb garden
and 1840-style nursery provide an historic look at gardening,
while native plants and exotics provide an environment that is
reminiscent of old Key West. Trees and plants are labeled with
their common names, Latin names, and country of origin. Many plants
are also labeled with their medicinal qualities. This is the finest
tropical garden in the Florida Keys.
Thank you for Visiting Miami Plants
Miami-Dade Plant and Nursey Guide