Looking for a great spot to picnic in Miami this summer?: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden offers Free Admission Every Sunday in August.
83 acres of grounds … with delighful nooks and crannies to explore, paths to wander, scenic havens, tables, benches, and shady spots for a blanket and picnic… for local residents, artists, photographers, and visitors from across the globe! The breathtaking view of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden shown in here is the work of local artist Federico Carosio III . Carosio will apparently also be creating scenes of Italy (of Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast) … in a similar style.. which I can’t wait to see! Website: www.federicocarosioiii.com
Spend a Sunday in Fairchild Gardens! Tram rides run continuously, offering superb narrated tours, and visitors can hop on and off at will. (I repeated the full tour, three times in a row, one afternoon, when John Soliday – University of Miami Professor – was the tour guide. Worth calling ahead just to see if he’s doing tours that day!) The gardens, and that tour guide, got me hooked on Fairchild’s wealth of information! Truly fun!
Acres of lush tropical foliage, waterfalls, wildlife, endangered plants, art, open air cafes, and cultural ‘happenings”. 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami Florida. For information about Fairchild: (305) 667-1651 … and to read more about this other events scheduled all summer in Miami: check out Robert Burr’s Great Gables Events (updated, like clock work, each week).