Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Our home at Fairchild

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden was established on an 83-acre site south of Miami purchased by Col. Robert H. Montgomery and later deeded in large part to Miami-Dade County. In 1938, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden opened its 83 acres to the public for the first time. Col. Montgomery, who founded the Garden, named it to honor his friend, plant collector David Fairchild. Renowned landscape architect William Lyman Phillips, a member of the Frederik Law Olmsted partnership and a leading landscape designer during the 1930s, designed the Garden.

As one of the premier conservation and education-based tropical gardens in the world, Fairchild is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. We are  and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation.

Fairchild plays many roles, including museum, laboratory, learning center and conservation research facility, but its greatest role is preserving biodiversity, which the garden's scientists, staff and volunteers all contribute to on a daily basis. Fairchild also became the home of the American Orchid Society in 2012.

For more information visit Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden