Since 1962 this 2.6-acre urban oasis has provided locals and travelers with easy access to some of the most diverse plant life on earth. Visitors can wander the well-kept grounds where lush green lawns with glittering fountains and stone paths lead the way to impressive atriums filled with colorful blossoms.
Wetlands and mangroves, orchids and bromeliads are just some of the standing exhibits on offer at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. The stunning Japanese Garden with its classic red lacquered bridge and placid ponds is one of the main attractions of this destination, while an expansive edible garden and placid water lily ponds are among other highlights that draw tens of thousands of travelers here each year.
The botanical gardens are located at 2000 Convention Center Drive in Miami Beach between Meridian and Prairie Avenues. They are open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is free.