July 29, 2008
No excuses folks! Event though it's hot as hell, come on over to Fairchild August through September. Sundays are free! What a treat!
My suggestion is that you come early, take the tram tour and then walk whatever areas of the garden you like. Plenty of them offer shade. Give yourself at least two hours to stroll all the different areas. Keep in mind, the Garden Café serves wonderful sandwiches and refreshing, fruity soft drinks, so you can do lunch after all that walking.
Fairchild's Visitor Information page has all the details.
If you come in the afternoon, stop by Matheson Hammock park next door when you're done. It's free after 4:30 PM. As you drive down the path, you'll pass a mangrove area and then end up at the water's edge on Biscayne Bay. A stroll around the atoll pool, with views of downtown Miami, Key Biscayne and Miami Beach in the horizon, is a splendid way to enjoy a breezy Miami sunset.
PS ... if you go, come back here and tell me you fell in love with this beautiful part of Miami.