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Welcome to our blog! Miami Beach Botanical Garden is an urban, sub-tropical oasis of natural beauty, and we want our visitors to enjoy it to the fullest. This blog is the newest place find out what’s new in the Garden and to learn practical tips for home gardening, environmental sustainability, and greater enjoyment of the natural world.  

08 August

The secrets and symbolism of Bonsai

Posted by:Maryann Lemon in Horticulture

The miniature form of a Bonsai tree seems to have a mystic pull on people. Legend has that Bonsai originated in the Han Dynasty around 220 AD with an emperor who created a garden replicating his empire in miniature with realistic hills, lakes and trees. He was so jealous of his designs he decreed death to anyone who tried to copy them. Nevertheless his secrets spread and Bonsai is now practiced widely.

05 July

Compost Seminar on Saturday

Posted by:Maryann Lemon in Horticulture, Miami Beach

Join us for a Composting Workshop Saturday, July 8th, 10:00 am! 

Fertile Earth Foundation’s Melissa Selem will lead an interactive seminar on the basics of composting and its many benefits.  We'll walk over to Miami's 1st CompostHub on site at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.  You’ll see first-hand the various stages of compost and practice identifying some of the critters that help make compost happen. If you want to get your hands dirty you can help turn the piles.

Read on for an interview with Melissa about composting.  

03 May

Website Construction

Posted by:sandy in Miami Beach

Spring has sprung in the Garden: birds and bees and flowers in the trees! It’s rather lyrical but true.
We welcome spring with a fresh new look for our online presence, matching the theme of natural and physical rejuvenation all around us.

12 April

Greening Your Garden

Posted by:Sanna O'Sullivan in Horticulture

With the breezy, cool ‘winters’ and rainy, sultry summers, gardening in South Florida can be such a rewarding hobby. We live in a dreamland where growth is year round. Here are some tips to take into account for your own landscape, focused on creating habitat and sustainability. 

Go native!


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We are an intimate 3 acre Garden with a very big mission! We call ourselves an urban oasis in the middle of the glitz and neon of South Beach, a place where locals and visitors can come and enjoy the numerous cultural and artistic programs for all ages offered year round. 

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Scientific Name: Heterocentron elegans
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