Florida's 11 Best Botanical Gardens
Reconnect with nature at one of Florida's many gorgeous, expansive botanical gardens.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic GardenLocated in the Miami suburb of Coral Gables, the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has displayed a wide collection of tropical flora since 1938. Don't miss the gardens' annual mango and chocolate festivals. 960 1280
Kanapaha Botanical GardensYou can get lost in Gainesville's Kanapaha Botanical Gardens: they are spread over 62 acres with a view on a large lake. Don't forget Fido when you visit: the gardens are dog-friendly. 960 1280
Marie Selby Botanical GardensDip your toe into the world of biology in the education-focused Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, located in Sarasota. Don't miss their massive orchid collection, made up of over 6,000 specimens. 960 1280
Morikami Museum and Japanese GardensThe Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, located in Delray Beach, provides a gateway to Japanese culture, with 6 historically-themed gardens, monthly tea ceremonies, festivals and more. 960 1280
The Florida Botanical GardensMore than 150 types of animals inhabit the 90 acres of wetland managed by the Florida Botanical Gardens, located in Largo. Keep a lookout for bald eagles, tree frogs, tortoises and more. 960 1280
Harry P. Leu GardensOrlando's Harry P. Leu Gardens is home to the largest rose garden in the state of Florida. It also hosts a number of outdoor film screenings and concerts - which, with Florida's balmy weather, happen virtually year-round. 960 1280
Eden Gardens State ParkEden Gardens State Park, located in Point Washington in Florida's panhandle, not only boasts 161 acres of gardens, but its beautiful estate house has the 2nd-largest collection of Louis XVI furniture in the US.