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Spring Blooms in Miami

Every spring I find myself on the lookout for beautiful blooms, botanical gardens and colorful fields. This year I've stumbled upon some stunning sites across Miami-Dade that will marvel you.

Sunflower Field: Homestead

Homestead is home to much of the floriculture and agriculture industry in SoFlo. There are several flower patches to see in Homestead but none quite as enchanting as this seemingly endless field of sunflowers. The best time to see this is in the morning when the sun is east as the flowers grow to face the sun and your pictures will turn out great ! If  natural lighting and photos aren't important to you then just before sunset is also a beautiful time to visit. This sunflower field is located at the intersection of SW 200 St and SW140th Ave in Homestead. It took me about 30 minutes to drive there from Midtown Miami but it was well worth it. I've left t a map for this location since its been a bit tricky to find in the past. 


Freund Flowering Trees : Homestead 

Not very far away from the sunflower patch is Freund Flowering Trees located at 21950 SW 217 Ave, Miami, FL 33170. This is a business that sells exotic Flowering Trees from all over the world. Many of their trees bloom in spring forming a colorful array of foliage on the property. One of my favorites is the light pink Cassia bakeriana native to Thailand. It slightly resembles the Japanese cherry blossom however this bloom fades to white as it matures. You can visit on Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m and 4:30 p.m. 

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens: Old Cutler Bay 

Driving through Old Cutler Bay is a fairytale on its own with arched buttress trees kissing over the winding road. Making Fairchild Gardens your Old Cutler Bay destination is like the icing on the cake. It is breathtaking. Rated one of the best collections of tropical flowering plants in the world, Fairchild Gardens is an absolute must see during spring when many of the plants bloom. The property is massive and there is so much to explore, including an arboretum of over 700 species grouped by family on a 12- acre stretch. You can visit between 9:30a.m and 4:30p.m at 10901 Old Cutler Rd Coral Gables, FL 33156. There is an admission fee but it's worth every penny. If you're looking for a specific flower, check-out their site to see which plants are in bloom by date to best plan your visit. 

If road tripping to flower fields or admission prices aren't your thing, a great way to see spring blooms is to simply walk around your neighborhood. You'd be surprised how many thing you miss while driving and how much the. I've seen many yellow, lavender and light pink blooms along many avenues in Miami, so get outside! You an find out more of what's blooming near you by visiting the Wildflower Foundation's site . Happy spring. I hope you enjoy the blooms as much as I did.

1 comment:

  1. I would have never guessed Miami has spring blossoms! I especially like the ones that look like Japanese cherry. And, I guess spring is different everywhere, for me sunflowers are summer season, for Miami must be spring :)