9 Botanical Gardens to explore in Florida
Florida is distinctive for its large Cuban expatriate community and high population growth, as well as for its increasing environmental issues. The state's economy relies mainly on tourism, agriculture, and transportation, which developed in the late 19th century. Florida is also renowned for amusement parks, orange crops, winter vegetables, the Kennedy Space Center.
Opened in 1988, it is the largest butterfly park in the world, and the first park of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. The facility houses around 20,000 live butterflies. In addition to the birds and butterfly exhibits, visitors can view the laboratory where the butterflies are raised and can see the different stages including eggs, caterpillars, and pupae.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is an 83-acre botanic garden, with extensive collections of rare tropical plants including palms, cycads, flowering trees, and vines. It is located in the city of Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, It is also a museum, a laboratory, a learning center, and a conservation research facility; its main role is preserving biodiversity.
60-acre (24 ha) wildlife sanctuary, aviary, zoo, and botanical garden. The grounds contain more than 3,000 species of tropical and subtropical plants including 200-year-old oaks, and 300 plus species of palms. The 25,000 square feet (2,300 m2) Everglades aviary houses one of the largest collection of wading birds in the United States.
The Fruit and Spice Park is a 37-acre park located in the heart of Redland, Florida and is the only botanical garden of its kind in the United States. The garden features more than 500 different types of international exotic fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices. Visitors are allowed to sample fallen fruits and can enjoy this place very much.
Heathcote Botanical Gardens is a five-acre subtropical botanical garden located at 210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce. It currently includes a Japanese garden with teahouse, Reflection Garden, Herb Garden, Rainforest Display, Native Plants Garden, Children's Garden, and a Palm and Cycad Walk.
This is the former villa and estate of businessman James Deering. located on Biscayne Bay. The estate was developed with a motto of conserving the mangrove swamps and dense inland native tropical forests. This is the former villa and estate of businessman James Deering. located on Biscayne Bay. The estate was developed with a motto of conserving the mangrove swamps and dense inland native tropical forests.