Come holiday season, NightGarden is a must-do in the city. After a successful 2022 run, where the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden once again transformed into a luscious holiday wonderland, NightGarden is departing Miami on Sunday, January 8. Archimedes the talking tree, the return of beloved Giant Dandelions, a fairy quest illuminated by more lights than ever… this year’s NightGarden spectacle is not to be missed.
At NightGarden, nothing is the way it seems. Unlike many holiday shows where sparkling lights are the center of attention, Miami’s own experience combines light and color with interactive technology. This unexpected combination brings Archimedes to life, a wise talking tree that answers any and all questions. This year, Archie will have so many more stories to tell! Imposing Giant Dandelions also come alive during the experience, making their highly-anticipated return since the first NightGarden edition.
Rainbow-colored paths and technicolor flowers decorate the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, planting easter eggs across the garden for family and friends to discover.
What’s really special about NightGarden is the multisensory nature of all of its activities, and the experience’s fairy quest takes the crown. Using the free FairyScope™ augmented reality app, you’ll head on a journey through the illuminated garden to find the Fairy Queen and her lost subjects. It’s a super fun activity for the whole family, where you’ll be testing your teamwork skills! This year, the fairies become more magical than ever — appearing and disappearing in space.
NightGarden takes place Thursday – Sunday. The experience lasts around 60 – 90 minutes, with children of all ages welcome. Two ticket types are available: Standard Admission and Standard Member Admission, with Standard Admission starting at $35. Food trucks and drinks will be available on site, featuring some of Miami’s best.
From opening day, attendees have been charmed by NightGarden’s light spectacle:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Great experience, the gardens were completely transformed into something magical. Highly recommend.” Shivana D.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The garden is amazing during the day and on its own. If you have the opportunity to visit during the night, with great music, lights, special effects; bubbles, music, food, drinks, and art installations it becomes magical. Easy parking, polite and friendly staff, not crowded and safe. Take the kids, and enjoy it – worth it.” R. V.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A dream come true!” Daniel U.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Enjoyed by the whole family, 6 – 83 ! Delightful evening, memorable.” Karen N.