• 19 Dec '17
    December 19 @ 6 pm December 19 @ 8 pm
    Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava (District 8) and Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department cordially invite area residents to attend a public meeting regarding the planning and development of: Preston B. Bird and Mary Heinlein...
  • 13 Jan '18
    January 13, 2018 @ 9 am January 14, 2018 @ 5 pm
    The festival features local arts and crafts, historical exhibits, a large selection of tropical plants and great food. Children’s activities include a petting zoo, and pony rides. Admission: $8 (children 11 and under are free)
  • 23 Feb '18
    February 23, 2018 @ 7 pm February 23, 2018 @ 10 pm
    Explore the night sky and the “Snow Moon” with the Southern Cross Astros as they guide you through an exploration of the heavens. Bring a blanket and enjoy a bonfire, refreshments and storytelling. Admission: Free
  • 03 Mar '18
    March 3, 2018 @ 10 am March 4, 2018 @ 5 pm
    The festival features Asian crafts, art and exotic music and dance, highlighted by a tasty selection of authentic Far Eastern cuisine. Admission: $12 Children 6-12: $5 (children under 6 years of age are free)
  • 14 Apr '18
    April 14, 2018 @ 10 am April 15, 2018 @ 6 pm
    The Festival features award winning BBQ and incredible blues and country music. Lots of children’s activities including pony rides will be available. Admission: $8.00 (children 11 and under are free)
  • 18 May '18
    May 18, 2018 @ 9 am May 20, 2018 @ 5 pm
    Truly the largest annual orchid show in the U.S. featuring educational exhibits and orchid vendors. An American Orchid Society judged event that showcases various types of orchids, plant and supplies for sale. Hear lectures, try your look at one of...
  • 23 Jun '18
    June 23, 2018 @ 10 am June 24, 2018 @ 5 pm
    This event showcases local agriculture and tropical fruits. Vendor booths featuring local wines, tasty cuisine and rare fruit samplings will be available. Admission $8: (children 11 and under are free)
WHAT’S IN SEASON?
Miracle Fruit
Miracle Fruit

This month our featured fruit is Miracle Fruit, Synsepalum dulcificum.  Regular readers may recall my prediction that the stress caused by Hurricane Irma would result in a profusion of flowers and fruit in some species, and can see the result on our prized Miracle Fruit near our visitor’s entrance.  This beauty is loaded with juicy,

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UPCOMING EVENTS
  • 19 Dec '17
    December 19 @ 6 pm December 19 @ 8 pm
    Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava (District 8) and Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department cordially invite area residents to attend a public meeting regarding the planning and development of: Preston B. Bird and Mary Heinlein...
  • 13 Jan '18
    January 13, 2018 @ 9 am January 14, 2018 @ 5 pm
    The festival features local arts and crafts, historical exhibits, a large selection of tropical plants and great food. Children’s activities include a petting zoo, and pony rides. Admission: $8 (children 11 and under are free)
  • 23 Feb '18
    February 23, 2018 @ 7 pm February 23, 2018 @ 10 pm
    Explore the night sky and the “Snow Moon” with the Southern Cross Astros as they guide you through an exploration of the heavens. Bring a blanket and enjoy a bonfire, refreshments and storytelling. Admission: Free
The Fruit & Spice Park

We’re the only tropical botanical garden
of its kind in the United States

The Park’s tropical climate can be found nowhere else in the continental U.S. and hosts over 500 varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, and nuts, and other commercially important plant specimens from around the world.
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