Sunday, July 17, 10 AM-1 PM. Join us as we welcome Hernan Helfer, master craftsman from the Miami Paper Museum, for this inspired Workshop. Collect flowers and leaves from the Botanical Garden to create you own paper!  Ample parking in 17th Street Lot. See you there! Purchase Tickets

Sunday, July 31st, 2016, 10 AM- 1 PM. Calligraphy Workshop with Hernan Helfer from the Miami Paper Museum.  Learn traditional strokes and techniques for elegant letter making projects, with the lush botanical garden as your backdrop. Class will be held indoors in the Banyan Room. Participants will create their  personal Monogram Purchase tickets here
Compost Corral at the Garden
We are proud to announce that the grand total of food scraps incorporated into the Compost Corral is just under 2000 pounds since April 29, 2016!! 
Help develop the garden's compost corral today! Fertile Earth is raising funds to develop compost hubs in the area and they have 30 days to reach their goal. Fertile Earth Foundation is leading the compost movement in Miami! Support their project to start the first ever local Compost Hubs!
Yoga is on this week! Rain or Shine. Classes will be held INSIDE in the air conditioned Butterfly or Banyan room during the summer. Every Saturday-$15 @ 11:30 AM. --- Every Wednesday- $10 @ 12:15 PM. --  Chill out with us while overlooking the beautiful garden.  Please bring your own mat for the practice. Free samples of natural bug repellent provided by soulful essence. Following yoga Color Yourself Healthy Workshop! 
Saturday July 16, 12:30-2 PM. Free Workshop. In the "Color yourself healthy" workshop you will learn the importance of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Why organic is the best option. And why supplements are important to build a strong health foundation. There will be wonderful surprises for attendees! Presented by Alfonzo Alfonzo:
Graduated at "Instituto Superior de Ciencias Médicas", Universidad de la Habana, Havana, Cuba.
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Thank you Edukos for last Sunday's memorable experience in the Garden. Looking forward to doing it again soon!
Orchid Sale
We have orchids for $10-15 each!  Stop by the garden, and bring home a beautiful orchid. And browse our Botanical Boutique to find uniquely inspired gifts from locally sourced vendors and artisans. 

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

by Andrew Street
Vanilla is a large genus of about 100 different species of orchid found in tropical forests around the world. It is also a word in the English language that connotes bland, simple and uninteresting. I always find that funny when I think about the spice and the amazing group of plants we call Vanilla . Only one species is farmed, but it is on a global scale and at great tedium and ultimate price for what is called a ‘bean’. Here at the beach, we grow the plant simply for its tropical affluence.

Always one of the star plants when visitors tour the garden, Vanilla planifolia has a tropical feel that is more authentic than a coconut palm. It’s almost as if when people see it, they take another look at the surroundings... continue reading