Allow me to share snippets from my Sunday afternoon walk through Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida.
Established in 1936 and named for Dr. David Fairchild, foremost USDA botanist and plant explorer, its 83-acres host one of the world’s best tropical botanic gardens.
Walking its extensive paths, or riding the tram, you pass internationally renowned collections of cycads, flowering trees, tropical fruits, vines, aroids and endangered species.
I counted 11 ponds and lakes stretching across the eastern side of the gardens.
Varieties of visitors enjoy the calm clear pools.
Almost every visitor had a camera. I saw many point-and-shooters, a gaggle of camera enthusiasts trailing their photography instructor, and a few sporting professional equipment.
Around the southern periphery of the gardens, I found two white ibis intent on grooming their pristine plumage.
An enormous Chihuly sculpture grabs center stage just inside the Windows to the Tropics Conservatory.
Within that building, I discovered a world of beauteous tropical blooms. I promise to share them with you next week.
I love the Rainbow Eucalyptus. There’s one around the corner from us and I always stop to see it…Thank you for the beautiful pics. I think I’ll go next Sunday…Love you.
Free on Sundays! Now that is a treat, I’ll take my Mom.
When I go, I will pause and take in the detail and hopefully I will have a camera in hand.
Thanks Karen, God is definitely the master craftsman.
The photo of the little girl by the pond is my favorite. What a beautiful place.
Its always nice to take a tour without leaving my house in South Daytona at 5:24 am…. Wonderful views Of Fairchild Gardens thanks for your thoughtful pics. Visiting gardens are always an enlightment!