Fairchild Tropical Garden

At this unique garden, there are meandering paths where visitors can enjoy the wonders and beauty of nature. They may see an exceptional sculpture garden, or birds and butterflies at every turn.

The Wings of the Tropics butterfly exhibit features forty different species of butterflies. Visitors learn about creating edible and native plant gardens, and can talk to the Garden’s experts in horticulture and conservation science.

There are classes on everything from photography to grafting, where participants learn about large variety of tropical plants and their amazing array of sizes, shapes and colors. There are two restaurants, the Glasshouse Café, and the Lakeside Café serving tropical fare.

Visit: 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables; 305-667-1651; www.fairchildgarden.org