1. The Kampong, Coconut Grove
If you’re up for discovering the 50 different kinds of mango (I know) that exist on this Earth, then make sure to stop by the Kampong in Coconut Grove. This historic garden used to be the home of Dr. Fairchild and nowadays serves as home to rare tropical flowers fruits and well, a lot of mangoes. It’s the perfect spot if you enjoy botany!
2. Italian Gardens at Vizcaya, Coconut Grove
What’s more relaxing than going on a stroll through a lush garden in the Italian Riviera? Or well at least pretending like you are. Built over a century ago or magnate James Deering, the Vizcaya estate in Coconut Grove is home to some pretty spectacular gardens. Overlooking the Biscayne Bay, these lush gardens are full of stunning architectural structures, elaborate fountains and antique sculptures that will add a little je ne sais quoi to your walk.
3. McKee Botanical Gardens, Vero Beach
From its astounding collection of water lilies and orchids to some of the most exotic flora and fauna on earth, this Florida Landmark has it all. Weave your way through this luscious oasis and discover natural wonders like the giant mushroom, hidden deep within the garden, that will make you feel like you’ve just stepped into Alice’s Wonderland.
4. Morikami Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach
Tucked away in Delray Beach, the Morikami Museum & Gardens was once home to a colony of young Japanese farmers seeking to revolutionize Florida’s agricultural techniques. Nowadays, the enchanting 16-acre estate is home to hundreds of unique species of Japanese flora, winding paths, and carefully designed gardens that will make you feel you’ve been transported to Japan in one fell swoop!
5. Schnebly Winery, Homestead
Ok, so this one isn’t just a garden, but having a glass of wine next to a soothing waterfall doesn’t sound too bad does it? Located just 50 minutes away from Downtown Miami in Homestead, FL, this Schenbly’s gorgeous winery serves up some major tropical vibes. Full of luscious greenery, soothing natural coral waterfalls and plenty of sunny spots in which to chill out and relax with a glass of wine in hand, Schnebly’s idyllic location is just the perfect spot in which to escape city life for a day.
Featured image: Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens