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James Stribling, Fruit & Spice Park
James.Stribling@miamidade.gov
305-242-7934

Fruit & Spice Park offering free admission for National Public Gardens Day, May 12

MIAMI (May 09, 2017)

Spring is in bloom at Preston B. Bird/Mary Heinlein Fruit & Spice Park, the only tropical botanical garden of its kind in the United States! 

Bring your nature-loving family out to the Park, located at 24801 SW 187th Avenue in Homestead, on National Public Gardens Day, Friday, May 12, 2017, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and enjoy free admission through the American Public Gardens Association.

The annual National Public Gardens Day celebrates our nation’s public gardens and raises awareness about the vital role they play in promoting environmental stewardship, plant and water conservation, and the importance the green spaces.

Fruit & Spice Park, is operated by Miami-Dade Parks and grows more than 500 varieties of sub-tropical fruits, herbs, spices, vegetables and nuts from around the world on 39 lush acres in the Redland. The site includes a walkable garden pond with Japanese koi fish, water lilies and a fountain. Daily botanical tours, fruit tastings and naturalist led workshops are also available.

While you are there, be sure to take lots of photos to share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter, #NationalPublicGardensDay @miamidadeparks.

For additional information about Fruit & Spice Park, call 305-247-5727 or visit the website.

About Miami-Dade Parks
Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness and Conservation and Stewardship. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.

Who:
Fruit & Spice Park
What:
Free admission for National Public Gardens Day
When:
May 12, 2017 — 09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Where:
Preston B. Bird/Mary Heinlein Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Avenue in Homestead
Editor's Note:
Lot of great photo opportunities with the plants in bloom and visiting families!