The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden was created to save tropical plant diversity through exploring, explaining, and conserving the world of tropical plants. The Garden was named after David Fairchild, one of the most recognized plant explorers in history. The park has been a member of the Center for Plant Conservation since 1984 and is heavily involved in the preservation of endangered U.S. flora. The Garden consists of several collections containing endangered plants, tropical fruit, orchids, and Florida and native plants.
Take a tour to gain a deeper understanding of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden collections. Tours are led by trained volunteers knowledgable in different kinds of plants, flowers, birds, butterflies, and other wildlife located throughout the Garden.
Hop on the Fairchild tram and enjoy a free narrated tram tour with an expert. During the tram tour, visitors will learn the Garden's history, mission, and Fairchild's many plant collections. These tours last four 45 minutes and are offered year-round. Tours are scheduled hourly from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekdays and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekends. Visitor maps and exploration aids are always available to those who prefer self-guided tours.
Private tram tours, in-depth guided walking tours, and free early-bird weekend walks are also offered at the Fairchild Botanic Garden collections. Click the link below to learn more about the Fairchild tram and walking tour schedules:
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