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5 Flower-Filled Spots for Welcoming Spring

By Rebecca Wallwork

Photo courtesy of Vizcaya

03.05.18

Spring officially starts on March 20, but Miami is always in full bloom and these five venues prove it!

Peek a Boo

The Miami Beach Botanical Garden is somewhat of a hidden oasis, and on March 10, the place takes you further into the little-seen green side of South Beach with the Miami Beach Garden Tour. Visit six gardens on the self-guided tour and enjoy special activities, including a flower show and plant sale back at the Garden’s lush headquarters. $35, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, 305.673.7256

Must Love Orchids
Orchids are some of the most distinctive and spectacular flowers in the plant world, and at the 16th Annual International Orchid Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, you’ll have the chance to see more than 10,000 of them. Access to the festival—held from March 9 to 11—is included in admission. $25, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, 305.667.1651

Art in the Garden

It’s always a good time to visit Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, but spring feels particularly fresh—and there’s still time to catch Overload, the contemporary art exhibition on display until April 2. The immersive experience includes commissioned work from four artists, including Miami’s Orlando Jacinto Garcia and Tanja Smeets, whose “Liquid Garden” brings the outdoors inside. 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305.250.9133

Spice it Up

The Preston B. Bird and Mary Heinlein Fruit & Spice Park is the only public garden of its kind in the United States. The subtropical paradise is home to more than 500 varieties of exotic fruits, herbs, spices and nuts from around the world. Guided tours are available and visitors are free to sample fallen fruit and can also make arrangements to collect seeds and cuttings. 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead, 305.247.5727

A Fresh Take
For a burst of blooms or to browse succulents, cacti and other striking plants, Roses Et Piviones is now open in a quiet corner of the Miami Design District. This is not your abuela’s florist; founder Eddie Soledad oversees a modern, gallery-like space that is the perfect canvas for his creative arrangements of (yes) roses and peonies—along with orchids, hydrangeas and other species. 164 NE 41st St., Miami, 786.452.7144