Mother Nature is full of beautiful wonders. You can’t deny the beauty of nature’s flowers. From the colors to the shapes to the smells, flowers are quite astounding, and continue to delight all who stop to “smell the roses.”
Apart from being a crucial supporting pillar of life, these products of nature have acquired many uses over the years, from making assorted teas to producing beauty products, medicines, and so much more. All in all, their extreme beauty is perhaps one of the biggest reasons flowers are loved worldwide. Miami’s tropical monsoon climate tends to favor a lot of stunning blooms throughout the year.
Plus who can resist a selfie in front of some magical flowers and gardens? Here are some of the best places to visit in Miami for picture-perfect blooms.
Which Flowers Bloom Well In Miami?
Before we get to the real stuff, it is worth remembering that different plants require different climatic conditions to thrive. The kind of flowers you can find will often vary from one area to the next, although flower cultivators often alter the growth conditions to help certain flowers thrive.
Miami, which is located in South Florida, is generally a sunny and warm city. This means that most of the flowers that do well here come from succulent and drought-resistant plants.
Some of the common flowers here include:
- Blue Salvia
Don’t have a green thumb to grow your own? You can always count on flower delivery services when you need blooms that don’t usually grow well in The Magic City. Many people order beautiful bouquets online from The Bouqs Co. in Miami or another reliable florist when they need flowers delivered in 24 hours or less.
Let’s look at some of the best places to spot Instagrammable blooms in the magic city.
Best Places in Miami for Beautiful Flowers
1. Miami Beach Botanical Garden
From the frangipani to the ylang-ylang tree, this tropical oasis is set in the heart of Miami Beach. Flowering trees, orchids, philodendrons, and more than 100 palm species accent the 3-acre Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Special features include the koi pond, fountains, Japanese Garden, Native Garden and Edible Garden and the Collins Canal Promenade. As you marvel at orchids and take pictures next to palms, be sure to capture a shot next to Florida’s state butterfly.
How to visit:
Located in Miami Beach on Convention Center Drive, general admission to the Miami Beach Botanical Garden is free. However, you can expect to pay anything between $1 and $4 for metered or garage parking. There’s also yoga classes at the garden…a wonderfully zen way to enjoy it.
2. Bachour Miami
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Are you a foodie? How about getting a treat at this award-winning American pastry chef’s joint in Miami? Beyond the delectable desserts, the entrance itself is stunning wall of flowers, so you can pose and take a few pics for the ‘gram!
How to visit:
Bachour has several locations throughout the Miami area — in Coral Gables and Downtown Doral. Head there to experience some of Antonio Bachour’s best pastry offerings plus breakfast dishes, salads and sandwiches.
3. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
This 83-acre botanic garden is full of beauty, hosting a gigantic collection of tropical plants. Fairchild Tropical is actually among the best places to spot flowers of spring in Miami and South Florida.
From orchids to anthuriums, pitcher plants, and ferns, this tropical paradise has lots of visually-pleasing plants with foliage and blooms.
How to visit:
The beautiful Fairfield Tropical Botanic Garden is in Coral Gables just about 15 minutes’ drive from Miami. Admission costs between $11-$25 for adults and kids aged six and above. Entry is free for children aged 5 and under.
4. The Berry Farm
If you love sunflowers, you have more than enough reasons to visit Berry Farms–especially if you’re in Miami between October and May when sunflowers are in full bloom. Of course, if you love strawberries, that season starts in December. Weekdays tend to be a little less busy compared to weekends, making them ideal when you want to get great shots with little interference.
How to visit:
The Berry Farm is south of the city, about an hour drive from downtown Miami. Entry tickets into the Berry Farm start at $11 for adults and $9 for children. There are also fresh juices and food for sale.
Miami is full of awesome photo-friendly attractions. Some of these include natural and cultivated botanic and flower gardens, After visiting the above, don’t forget to check out the Geiger tropical flower garden and perhaps the butterfly gardens.
Claire Jane Ward is an experienced lifestyle and marketing writer with a passion for creating insightful and engaging content that’s easy to digest. Occasionally she spends her time playing with her cat while listening to her favorite podcasts.