The Second Annual Oktoberfest is here, a nd we are throwing a party in the garden featuring South Florida's best local brewers. We will create a BEER GARDEN on Miami Beach with live polka music, incredible food, lawn games, communal tables and BEER!
Friday September 23, 2016. 7 PM-11 PM. This event is 21 and over.
Your ticket includes unlimited beer from local craft brewers. We have an awesome line up this year.  Check  our facebook page to see updates about this years Oktoberfest Brews!
Your ticket also includes a delicious Bavarian feast with plenty of veggie sides.   There is something for everyone here- including sausages, red cabbage slaw, empanadas, fresh-baked pretzels and pies.
There will be li ve music and Polka dancing with Nestor Zarita and the International Polka Band!
We have  plenty of room, so bring a friend or five! Carpool or Uber to the garden and join the party. $45 per person for advance purchase. $55 at the door. Must be 21 yrs/old or over Purchase Tickets Here.
Art in the Park with Marie 
Sunday, August 28th, 10 AM -2 PM. Free. Art in the Park is on Rain or Shine. We will be here even in the rain! This youth art camp in the garden occurs on the last Sunday of every month at  Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive. We will be meeting under the terrace -across from the Banyan tree this week. 
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Unique Gifts

S top by the gift shop to see what you can find. This unique alligator staple remover is  available at

The Botanical Boutique
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive
Store hours:Tues.-Sun. 9 AM-5 PM.

The Marvelous Macadamia
by Andrew Street

So what do you know about the macadamia nut? Have you ever seen a plant? What kind of plant is it? Why are they so expensive?

Where in Hawaii are they native to? Actually, that last one is a common misconception us Americans make; in truth, the macadamia nut comes from a rainforest tree in Northeastern Australia. Macadamia is the genus name for four different species—two of which are commercially significant. The main difference in the two commercially grown trees is a smooth shelled nut (Macadamia integrifolia) and a rough shelled one (Macadamia tetraphylla). There is also a hybrid between the two species, in cultivation.

These trees are tropical in their needs, which is why Hawaii is the World’s leading exporter of rough shelled macadamia. Even so, it’s never enough…
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  Photo: macadamia nuts