Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fairchild Tropical Gardens

Fairchild Tropical Gardens is located in Coral Gables, Florida.  It is an 83 acre botanical research and education center that contains an impressive collection of tropical plants.  Featured on the grounds is an 16,500 square foot conservatory called Windows to the Tropics, the McLamore Arboretum (10 acres of flowering trees), an endangered plant garden, a Keys Coastal Habitat (4 acre garden), and a rainforest exhibit (which contains the People of the Rainforest exhibit).

The gardens are open daily, except on December 25th, from 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM.  The cost of admission for adults is $25.00, and for children, $12.00.

Before I go, I wanted to let you know about a radio interview I did called, Solving the Hunger Problem.  In it, I discuss a very big problem facing a lot of families, and possible solutions.  I invite you to listen.  (It's short.)  You can find it here.  (Episode 20)


  1. At that price, should be one impressive garden!

  2. I just listened to the radio interview, Sherry. It's excellent - a very user-friendly, low cost, potentially effective way to address the hunger problem. It's similar to the Israeli kibbutz, and to the co-ops that we have around here. If more people would do this on a broader scale, it could really have an impact.

  3. Hi Sherry - it sounds an amazing garden to look round, and is doing great research, as Alex says the cost is high - but I imagine when visiting we'd need to utilise our time to the maximum to get the most benefit .. and I'm sure there's lots there.

    However the School talk you did .. we really need to encourage everyone not to waste, to help others, to grow their own, to think of others - I love the concept of thinking 7 generations ahead ... it building for the future.

    Hunger now is becoming very important ... and we need to do what we can to help ... a little everyday is a great idea ... thanks for highlighting this - cheers Hilary

  4. I think what I could add, is: cooking from fresh is cheaper than buying ready made, it's healthier too ... and if we cut meat into small pieces it goes further ... and properly chew our food, and don't guzzle it down ... and eat together as a family ... cheers Hilary

  5. excellent interview with lots of good points. Great job!
    and to me the name Coral Gables has always sounded magical - this lush garden fits the bill.

  6. I LOVE tropical plants. I wish they would survive in my garden, but it's not the right climate for them.

    1. I couldn't grow them when I lived in Ohio, either.