Sunday, August 24, 2008


On a hot Sunday afternoon, it is heaven to find a shady place to sit and enjoy a quick meal or a cool drink. Besides the Veranda restaurant, this Garden Cafe is the only place visitors can find food and beverage inside this beautiful Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FTBG) in Miami, one of the world's preeminent botanic gardens. Established in 1938, the 83-acre garden is among the region's most popular visitor attractions. FTBG's mission is to save tropical plant diversity by exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants.

It's hot, but it's beautiful here and you are surrounded by living and blooming things of all sorts, visitors included. No wonder the Miami Herald names Fairchild #1 Marvel of Florida. Admission is US $20, but it's free in August and September so if you are in Miami during this time, come on in to marvel.

Hot Miami Sun


Livio said...

Great photograph

TOG said...

The free part is only for Sundays. I am a member of the RHS and the Kampong, and FTBG will let members of these groups in free. But I'm also a member of the FTBG.

Lan Nghiem-Phu said...

Thank you Tog for the correction. Yes, it's only free on Sundays in August and September, except Sunday September 14th as it is "Dogs' Day" which is the only day of the year when man/woman's best friends are welcome in the garden.