National Public Gardens Day is Friday, May 9. If your mother likes gardens, taking her to see one might be a great Mother’s Day Gift. To visit most of the gardens, you’ll need to sign up in advance.
In and near Miami-Dade County, four gardens are participating, including two that are usually open only by appointment:
- Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden: Everyone gets $10 off admission. Sign up here.
- Block Botanical Gardens, 7299 SW 79 Court, Miami, FL 33143, usually open by appointment only. Sign up here. Free admission 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Montgomery Botanical Center, 11901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156. Free guided tours at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sign up here.
- The Botanic Gardens at Kona Kai Resort, 97802 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037. Sign up here. Free 90-minute tour but you must call in advance at 305-852-9766 to reserve a spot.
You can find other participating gardens around Florida and the rest of the United States here.