Sunday, August 2, 2015

Miami Beach Botanical Gardens


Located in Miami Beach, Florida, Miami Beach Botanical Gardens was originally created in 1962 on a vacant site opposite the Miami Beach Convention Center. Unfortunately, the "Garden Center" wasn't well-maintained, and slowly deteriorated. Hurricane Andrew finished it off in 1992. In 1996, a group of residents created the Miami Beach Garden Conservancy to restore the garden. 
Today, it is a beautiful four and a half acre garden which contains tropical and subtropical plants.


The garden can be seen as a self-guided tour, or as one led by a tour guide. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. If you choose the guided tour, a $5.00 donation is requested.

18 comments:

  1. That's nice people worked to restore it after the hurricane.

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  2. glad they were able to do something to this lovely space!

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  3. wow, lovely. The only thing I did in Miami (LOL) was to go to Key West day trip and take cab to the south beach & walgreens had multiple trips. My husband got the fever and then you know how it is.
    Hopefully, will come again and explore!

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    1. Doesn't sound like a great vacation. Hope you are able to go back and visit this place.

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  4. I love the little pool. You forget that places like this are just as susceptible to hurricanes.

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    1. Yes. It's right in the line of hurricanes, too. I hope it doesn't get hit again.

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  5. Looks very pretty. I bet it's darn humid for a walk right now.

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  6. That's a nice story Sherry. I love the red bridge, possibly because I live in the London Borough of Redbridge!
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  7. Love to take a stroll there with my hubby! Have a fun-filled week, dear! xoxo

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  8. I just love places like this. I love the picture of the bridge.

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  9. What wonderful was done in the restoration. A good reason to go to Miami.

    Gary

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    1. Definitely a nice little oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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