A visit to the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is a visit to the far reaches of the world. As you walk through the 83-acre garden, you’re transported from tropical rainforests to pine rocklands to the forests of Madagascar. Located in Coral Gables, Florida, warm winters and wet summers allow palms, cycads, tropical trees, and flowering shrubs to thrive. The garden is home to one of the largest collections of subtropical and tropical plants within the continental United States.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has been on my bucket list for several years, and it’s lived up to its fame. If you’re planning a winter escape to South Florida, you need to add this tropical paradise to your itinerary.