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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables, FL 33156 | Coral Gables/South Miami | 305-667-1651

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Get a mobile glimpse of lush tropical foliage such as the rare petticoat palm, the gingerbread palm, and the cannonball tree and check out the new tropical fruit pavilion. Garden tram tours every hour on the hour.


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  • Short Order: Food Facts
    If you're into mangoes, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's annual International Mango Festival is kind of a big deal. This ode to the fleshy tropical fruit is mango-mania for the general...
  • Short Order: Gastronomic Gatherings
    Thousands of people braved the humidity and sunburn to celebrate all things mango at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's annual International Mango Festival this weekend. The festival...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Nothing says Miami in July like the cloyingly sweet scent of mangoes split open and sizzling like pancakes on hot pavement. It’s high season for these sunset-hued fruits, but...
  • Short Order: Brunch Report
    Moist, marvelous mangoes. If the mere mention of them makes your mouth swoon, then get ready for this weekend when the 22nd annual International Mango Festival graces our palates. The...
  • Short Order: Recipes
    Across Miami, the mango-ocalypse is in full swing. Poor, innocent fruits are being crushed under cars, picked up by dogs, baked into oblivion on sizzling pavement. It's an overpopulation...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Queen Elizabeth isn’t the only person who can experience the glory that is a special tea service. Make your mother feel like royalty with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s...
  • Cultist: Weekend Guide
    It's a holiday weekend, and actually, we mean that in more ways than one. A lot of people will be heading to church Sunday morning. Meanwhile, a lot of people will be higher than they've...
  • Cultist: Around Town
    It may seem like orchids are everywhere in Miami. The tropical treasures jump out at us from roadside stands; peer down delicately from treetops; add a colorful hue to many a Florida room....
  • Short Order: Weekend Guide
    Happy Friday. The weather is crisp and clear, which means it's the perfect time to head outdoors. No, we're not talking about camping. We're talking about eating chocolate, shopping for...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Chocolate is often associated with people eating their feelings, like maybe drowning your sorrows in Dove minis while watching a Golden Girls marathon. Though that sounds like a kick-ass...
  • Short Order: Chef Interviews
    If not for cacao beans, we wouldn't have chocolate, not to mention Fairchild's 8th Annual International Chocolate Festival, a fest scheduled to take place from January 24 to 26. With...
  • Short Order: Weekend Guide
    The polar vortex may be gone, but we won't forget the day we actually had to wear a sweater. All kidding aside, the rest of the country is still pretty frozen (did you see the pictures of...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    If you had it your way, man’s best friend would be by your side 24/7 — at work, at the gym. Hell, he’d even be twerking with you at the club. Sadly, our society frowns on...
  • Cultist: Lists
    Sure, your out-of-town family misses you. But it's no coincidence that they pick this time of year to drop in for a visit to Miami's sunny shores. It's, like, zero degrees up north, and...
  • Short Order: Weekend Guide
    This is it, boys and girls. Last call for shopping, holiday parties, and meeting friends for eggnog before Christmas morning is upon us. So, you can either make snow angels for two hours,...
  • Riptide 2.0: Listicles
    My colleagues argue that the Beaches, both North and South, are the best neighborhoods in Miami-Dade. Which is fine, I suppose, if you're the kind of person who wants to drag sand into your...
  • Short Order: Weekend Guide
    It's almost impossible to believe, but even as we take down the fake cobwebs and place the skeletons back in the closet until next year, we're figuring out how best to cook a turkey and...
  • Cultist: Around Town
    Summer's over, and lovely fall breezes are finally blowing in. The days of dining on patios without sweat dripping into your food have almost arrived. But if the season left you broke and...
  • Short Order: Gastronomic Gatherings
    The humid weather and threat of rain didn't deter thousands of people from flocking to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens to celebrate the mango with music, food, tastings, and a live...
  • Short Order: Gastronomic Gatherings
    Every year around this time, mango-philes rejoice as Fairchild Garden hosts its annual ode to all incarnations of the fleshy fruit. With more than 1,000 varieties of the tropical treat...
  • Short Order: Weekend Guide
    Mango season is here, and it's time to pick up any homeless ones and give them a good home -- in your belly. We're partial to smoothies. But if Miami's favorite fruit is not your cup of...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    You might think you know mangoes. After all, Miamians spend the summer picking them off their trees by the dozens and finding ways to add them to everything we eat. But with more than 1,000...
  • Cultist: Around Town
    Father's Day is this Sunday. It's time to bond with pops, laugh at all his corny jokes, and maybe let him take you on a walk down memory lane with all his stories of when he was cool. You...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The way through Dad’s heart is through his stomach. Skip the crowded restaurants and treat the father figure in your life to a Louisiana-style Father’s Day BBQ at Fairchild...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Your mom’s jaw will drop at the stunning backdrop of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (11935 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables). But it’s not just eye candy — there will also...
  • Short Order: Gastronomic Gatherings
    Miami families came out yesterday to enjoy the Heart of a Chef festival and culinary competition at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. The annual event to benefit the Florida Heart Research...
  • Short Order: Weekend Guide
    Whether you have a jam-packed weekend full of errands or you're sitting like a bump on a log and looking for something to do, Miami's got your back. Do yourself a favor: Put down that...
  • Short Order: Gastronomic Gatherings
    Two of Miami's best chefs will go head-to-head this Sunday at the annual Heart of a Chef festival and culinary competition. Normally, we'd frown on chefs fighting, but this epic battle is...
  • Short Order: Weekend Guide
    We're quite pleased that the weather has taken a turn for the better here in the 305. Last week's miserable rain and constant drizzle made us feel like dogs. And that ain't cute. But the...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    There’s more to orchids than their vivid colors, delicate structure, and eye-popping beauty. To the ancient Greeks, orchids were a symbol of fertility; Victorian-era Europeans viewed...
  • Short Order: Weekend Guide
    As professional eaters, we pride ourselves on the ability to include food in every occasion. Wedding? We keep the canapes classy. School bake sale? The kids love our maldon salt chocolate...
  • Cultist: Weekend Guide
    So this weekend is the Miami Marathon. Hah. Runners. The whole lot of them. Thinking they're all fancy because they can run 26 miles and challenge their endurance to the outer limits of...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Despite your best intentions for 2013, all the healthful eating and detox attempts are already getting a little old. Isn’t it time to throw off those pesky resolutions and embrace your...
  • Cultist: Around Town
    F our collective L's: It's Monday morning. We know, you're depressed. Us too. But don't worry, it's only 17 days till we stuff ourselves silly for Thanksgiving and 45 until those love...
  • Cultist: Weekend Guide
    YES! It's the weekend! Turn to your left and tell your neighbor! We're not sure about the rest of y'all, but this week was comparable to hell. Man, was it rough. But the good news is we're...
  • Short Order: Gastronomic Gatherings
    It's not fall in Miami until Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden hosts its annual edible garden festival and scarecrow contest.Read Also: Slow Food Miami Hosting Pies & Thighs Pie Contest...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    South Florida is one of the easiest places in the world to grow a garden. The constant humidity, frequent rainfall, and plentiful sunshine provide just about everything a typical seedling...
  • Cultist: Around Town
    After a long, internal-organ-fryingly hot summer, fall has finally arrived here in the Magic City. Sure, our climate conditions have remained relatively the same since July -- rain,...
  • Short Order: Food News
    Last week, The National Resources Defense Council (NDRC) released a report showing that 40 percent of food in the United States is tossed out. This totals $165 billion a year -- which breaks...
  • Short Order: Gastronomic Gatherings
    Thousands of mango lovers gathered in Miami from around the world for the 20th annual International Mango Festival, held this past weekend at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.The three-day...
  • Cultist: Weekend Guide
    Giddy up, guys! The weekend is fast approaching. You are mere hours away from the freedom of lifting your ass off that office chair, swinging it into your hottest Friday pants, and popping...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Mango trees might just be the most historic plants in South Florida. Long before there was Publix or Fresh Market, Floridians were enjoying fresh mangoes in the summer simply by stepping...
  • Short Order: Gastronomic Gatherings
    Picture a man and a woman, knives in hand, working their way through a jungle. The tree cover is so dense there's barely any sunlight, and the air is rich with the scents of rain...
  • Cultist: Around Town
    For locals, summer in Miami is slow going. The temperature rises, the tourist traffic trickles, and there's a whole lot less action to keep us aroused. As jaded locals, we're more likely to...
  • Short Order: Holidays
    Moms come in all shapes and sizes, and Miami restaurants offer meals  to suit every type.  We've compiled a list of restaurants serving up special meals for Mother's Day... by mom...
  • Short Order: Gastronomic Gatherings
    The constant weekend rain wasn't any deterrent for families seeking a fun and healthy way to spend Sunday evening, as they enjoyed good food and friendly competition at Heart of a Chef at...
  • Short Order: Gastronomic Gatherings
    Two of Miami's hottest chefs will compete in a head-to-head cooking competition at Heart of a Chef this Sunday, April 29 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Remember the 2002 movie Adaptation? It starred Nicolas Cage and Meryl Streep, who were both nominated for Academy Awards for their performances. The film was based on Susan Orlean's...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    If you grew up during the ’80s, you probably thought mullets were cool and owned a pair of leg warmers or Hammer pants. There’s even a chance you remember what Michael Jackson...
  • Short Order: Coming Attractions
    Calling all chocoholics - Fairchild's sixth International Chocolate, Coffee and Tea Festival kicks off today and runs through Sunday. $25 admission gets you in on the 9:30a.m. to 4:30p.m....
  • Calendar: Highlights
    It was just another stressed-out, guilt-ridden day for Cathy. Her boss, Mr. Pinkley, expected her to work overtime. She just couldn’t seem to find Mr. Right. The cats, her only...
  • Short Order: Cheap Eats
    Laszlo and Anna Boros came up with a good idea. Why not introduce one of their favorite pastries from Hungary to South Floridians?Kurtos kalacs are sometimes called cinnamon horns or...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Remember Honey, I Shrunk the Kids? It's the movie that made every child of the '80s fantasize about being an unwitting science experiment — even if it meant having a father like zany...
  • Short Order: Gastronomic Gatherings
    People strolled through Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's Edible Garden Festival this past Saturday and Sunday to be entertained and informed about planting their own gardens.There was...
  • Short Order: Cooking Demo
    If you're a fan of growing (legal) herbs in your backyard or you want to start, check out Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's Edible Garden Festival this weekend.The garden will open its...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden wants to show you how to grow your own vegetables. At this weekend’s annual Edible Garden Festival, the botanical park will become a wonderland of...
  • Short Order: Truck Tracker
    Fairchild Tropical Garden, the 83 -acre oasis of plants, butterflies and art, is offering free admission (normally $25 for adults) this Sunday and every remaining Sunday in August. What does...
  • Short Order: Coming Attractions
    If it ever stops raining, Mapulehu, Exel and Momi K are some of the varieties you'll see this weekend at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's 19th Annual International Mango Festival,...
  • Short Order: Coming Attractions
    In May we wrote about South Florida's first food swap - an event where people bring homemade foods and trade them for others. Organizer Marie Castro had heard about swaps in other parts...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    You see them everywhere. They're on your front lawn, blocking the driveway, as you're trying to get to work. They're nestled in countless bowls in your mom's, grandmother's, and great-aunt's...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Nothing says summer in Miami better than mangos. Year after year, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden celebrates the rich variety of the so-called king of fruit with the annual Mango Festival....
  • Calendar: Highlights
    There’s no better way to say, “Dad, you’ve never been there for me when I needed you,” than to take him to a botanical garden on Father’s Day. That’ll show him....
  • Short Order: Food Charity
    This Saturday, May 14 a group of Miami bloggers (disclosure: I'm one of them) will bring their baked treats to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for the National Food Bloggers Bake...
  • Cultist: What To Do This Weekend
    What is it about orchids that engender so much devotion and wonder? Sure, they're nice to look at, but they grow just about everywhere on planet and there are over 26,000 different species....
  • Short Order: Just Desserts
    Fairchild's fifth annual chocolate festival this past weekend went, pleasantly, as most of the other Garden's events do -- a themed excuse to buy festival foods and trinkets, of course,...
  • Short Order: Coming Attractions
    For as long as it's existed, chocolate has been revered. Rich, smooth, creamy; however you like to consume it, it sooths and stimulates, comforts and warms. How does one not like chocolate?...
  • Short Order: Coming Attractions
    October 23 will mark the third year of the Edible Garden Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. The festivities last from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They will continue the same time the...
  • Short Order: Gastronomic Gatherings
    For Indian actress and cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey, the best thing to do with a mango is simply eat it. Her favorite way to enjoy them doesn't involve a knife or perfectly cut dice....
  • Short Order: Coming Attractions
    It wouldn't be too much of a stretch to say that Dr. Richard Campbell lives and breathes mangoes. The senior tropical fruit curator for Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden can tell exactly...
  • Short Order: Coming Attractions
    Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden will open this year's Annual International Mango Festival with a Mango Culinary Conference, a day of panel discussions that pairs Fairchild's tropical...
  • Short Order: Coming Attractions
    It's only Monday, so you might not be thinking about the weekend yet, but we thought you could use some help planning ahead. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will host a series of cooking...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Indigenous to Asia, adored in Africa, celebrated in the Caribbean, and loved throughout Latin America: Is there any fruit more universally admired than the mango? We certainly have a...
  • News
    Combining exotic glass with exotic plant life is, apparently, like mixing peanut butter with chocolate or rock with rap. People dig it. When the colorful, exotic sculpture of glass artist...

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