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Garden Party: Miami’s Most Magnificent Green Spaces

Break out your seersuckers and take in the beauty.

April showers brought May flowers and now we’re in the mood for a garden party. Not to mention that this is the best time of the year to visit some of our favorite area gardens: the low season has begun, and extreme heat is still a few weeks away.

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Soak in the fresh air, stunning landscapes and serene energy at these impressive spots, including Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. Since 1977, this peaceful place has offered Japanese arts and culture amid a stunning garden landscape. View rotating and permanent exhibitions including a model of a Japanese villa, chronicling the history of the Yamato Colony—a Japanese farming community with roots in South Florida reaching back 100 years. 

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

This National Historic Landmark preserves the Miami estate of James Deering. Explore art and opulence inside, or take in the perfectly manicured gardens.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

One of the world’s pre-eminent botanical gardens, Fairchild sits on 83 acres filled with rare tropical plants from around the world.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (Courtesy Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden)

Mounts Botanical Garden Palm Beach County

The oldest and largest botanical garden offers gorgeous displays of tropical and subtropical plants, plus informative classes, workshops and other fun-filled events.

Mounts Botanical Garden Palm Beach County
Mounts Botanical Garden Palm Beach County (Courtesy Mounts Botanical Garden Palm Beach County)