Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is truly a unique place. Here you can walk garden paths surrounded by the wonders and beauty of nature, talk to experts in horticulture and conservation science, view impressive art, see butterflies and birds at every turn and take classes on everything from photography to grafting.
Garden hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Sunday
The Garden opens at 9:30 a.m. on festival days
The garden is closed on Christmas Day, December 25
Admission to Fairchild includes all of the garden exhibits and a narrated tram tour (subject to availability).
When available, walking tours and shuttle service are also included in admission.
Seniors (65 and over) $18
Children 6-17 $12
Children 5 and under Free
Fairchild members Free
Wings of the Tropics
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s state-of-the-art DiMare Science Village, covering more than 25,000 square feet and featuring five buildings including the The Clinton Family Conservatory’s Wings of the Tropics Exhibit, Glass House Café, Windows to the Tropics Conservatory, The Whitman Tropical Fruit Pavilion and the Kushlan Tropical Science Institute is now open.
Romp Through a Rainforest
Get a taste of the tropics as you follow a winding rainforest stream through two acres of waterfalls, tropical palms, orchids and lush foliage in the Richard H. Simons Rainforest. This exhibit offers visitors the opportunity to experience the plants and environment of the world's dwindling rainforest ecosystems.
Walk through the open-air Lisa D. Anness Butterfly Garden and experience more than 30 species of native butterflies fluttering around you as they interact with hundreds of butterfly nectar and larval host plants.
More than 4000 Palms and Cycads
Tour through the towering tropical palms and ancient rare cycads of our world-renowned palm and cycad collections with species collected from across the globe by our intrepid plant scientists. Palms can be seen throughout the Garden including the historic Montgomery Palmetum and the scenic Bailey Palm Glade.
Experience the Edible Garden
Discover numerous easy to grow vegetables and herbs, as well as the best selections of tropical fruit for your garden. Learn how easy it is to put delicious, fresh food on your table with a visit to Fairchild’s Edible Garden.
The Fairchild Arboretum is an twelve-acre display of over 700 species of tropical flowering trees, collected from all over the world. Arranged by plant family, these collections show a magnificent diversity of form, structure, texture, color and fragrance. Within the Arboretum is the 560 foot long Vine Pergola, a historic stone and wood structure supporting a dazzling array of tropical flowering vines of every imaginable shape and color. Want more beautiful blooms? Then visit the Geiger Tropical Flower Garden, a display of eye-popping color and fabulous fragrance that is sure to please.
Explore the Unknown
Walk through The Windows to the Tropics Conservatory and explore the tropical world like never before as you view fantastic blooms, red trunked palms, massive tree ferns, rare cycads, unusual vines, gorgeous orchids and much more.
Art Meets Nature
Experience Yoko Ono’s Wishing Grove, as well as the art of Dale Chihuly, Daisy Youngblood and Freda Tschumy year round. There is also seasonal art from December to May each year from world-renowned artists which in the past have included Fernando Botero, Dale Chihuly, Roy Lichtenstein, Mark di Suvero, Yayoi Kusama and Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne.
Discover the wonderful world of cacti and succulents in the Lin Lougheed Spiny Forest of Madagascar which displays plants that come from one of the world’s most unique and unforgiving ecosystems.
Not Just for the Birds
The Keys Coastal Habitat is a four-acre bird lover’s paradise featuring a densely-planted collection of plants native to South Florida and the Florida Keys. It has been designed to attract migratory birds and other wildlife and is the perfect spot to spy a painted bunting or tiny warbler.