Marie Kolbert is a licensed pre-school teacher in her home country of Sweden, where she has been involved in arts her whole life. After playing soccer for the National Team in Sweden, she arrived in the U.S. on a soccer scholarship at Lynn University in Boca Raton in 1996. There she received her Bachelor of Arts in Visual Design. In 2000, she moved to Miami Beach where she still resides.
There is so much to do at the Garden!
Come visit the garden and see everything the beautiful space has to offer.
See all the different variations of plantlife in the garden and learn more about each species.
Location of the Garden
Frequently Asked Questions
The Garden has free admission!
The Garden is open 9 to 5, Tuesday through Sunday. We are closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day, and close early on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
Yes, please visit the rentals page for more information.
There is metered parking available along the streets and in a small parking lot off 19th Street. The large parking lot off 19th Street is the Convention Center’s parking lot and costs $15 flat. The closest parking garage is at the intersection of Convention Center Drive and 17th Street and costs $1/hour.
The Garden offers tropical ice cream, locally made cookies, sodas and water. You are also welcome to bring your own food to enjoy at our café tables or picnic on the lawn. Lincoln Road is a pedestrian plaza located two blocks south of the Garden and offers a plethora of restaurants, cafés, and a Sunday farmer’s market.
The Garden shares a parking lot with the neighboring Holocaust Memorial on 19th Street, making the two attractions perfect to visit in tandem. A fence separates the Garden from the Memorial. You must exit the Garden through the main gate located at the corner of Convention Center Drive and 19th. Turn right down 19th Street and you will see the entrance to the Holocaust Memorial on your right at the end of the block.
Yes, dogs are allowed as long as their owners follows all City of Miami Beach pet ordinances, including keeping dogs leashed at all times, not tieing leashes to anything, and cleaning up any wastes.
Smoking is allowed in designated areas. Please help keep our air and earth clean by disposing your butts properly.