The Fruit & Spice Park

Tours

Guided tours are conducted every day at 11 am, 1:30 pm and 3 pm, weather permitting. Private tours for schools, clubs and any special interest group can be arranged at convenient times.

Plan to be Outdoors

The Park is open in all weather conditions (although tram tours will be suspended due to lightning). A visit can include extensive walking, so plan your attire accordingly.

Strollers, easels, tripods, monopods and selfie sticks are allowed on the Park grounds. Stroller parking is available at the tram stop. The Garden reserves the right to inspect all bags.

Photography

Individual photographers are welcome to take snapshots of the plants and gardens at the Conservatory. All group photography, photo shoots and professional/commercial photography sessions require a photo permit.  This includes classes, clubs, fashion shoots and engagement and family portraits. Contact the park office at 305.247.5727. Fees may apply.

Accessibility

The Garden, its buildings and its tour vehicles are accessible to people with disabilities, with the exception of a few areas where the terrain is naturally uneven. Wheelchairs are available free of charge at the Garden entrance, on a first-come, first-served basis (reservations are not accepted). An ID must be left with Visitor Services.

Lost and Found

If you have left something behind at the Garden, contact 305.247.5727. Items that are not claimed after 60 days are donated to charity.

Park Admission

$8.00 per adult, $2.00 per child 6-11, and children under 6 are free. Picnic facilities are available.

Hours of Operation

Open seven (7) days a week, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Miami-Dade Parks provides quality and diverse cultural and recreational experiences for persons with disabilities.

Contact Info

24801 S.W. 187 Avenue
Homestead, Florida 33031
305.247.5727

E-mail: fruitandspicepark@miamidade.gov

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Meet Our Staff of Experts
Louise King
Louise King
Park Horticulturist and Volunteer Coordinator
A Redland resident and tropical fruit grower for more than 20 years, Louise has had a career dedicated to the enjoyment of the natural world...
Gerald L. (Jerry) Frye
Gerald L. (Jerry) Frye
Park Horticulturist
A 35 year resident of Homestead, Jerry has been a nurseryman, tree grower and nursery owner and now serves as the Park’s horticulturist. He is a...
Jim Stribling
Jim Stribling
Park Manager
A lifelong horticulturist, and second generation Miami native, Jim has called the Redland area home for more than 30 years. During this time, Jim...
Meet Your Tour Guides

Your friendly tour guide will take you on a ride throughout the park – hop on!

Upcoming Events
  • 06 May '17
    May 6 @ 9 am May 6 @ 12 pm
    Discover the methods utilized in pruning fruit trees for safety, health and production. Demonstration to follow on selected park trees. All materials supplied. Instructor: TBD
  • 19 May '17
    May 19 @ 9 am May 21 @ 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...
  • 03 Jun '17
    June 3 @ 10 am June 3 @ 1 pm
    Discover the methods used in producing fruit trees: how to plant seeds; air layer; root cuttings and grafting. Participants receive a tree to graft to take home. All materials supplied. Instructor: Jim Stribling and Louise King