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Heart of the Garden with Peter London Global Dance Company

Have you visited the Miami Beach Botanical Garden lately? 

This 3-acre tropical oasis sits in the heart of Miami Beach, at 2000 Convention Center Drive, and is brimming with beauty. It's open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays, except some holidays, and admission is free! (Previously entry cost $5 per person, plus a $1.94 fee.)

Free and Cheap Events in May:

Friday, May 17, 6:30-8 p.m.

Miami City Ballet Pop-Up Performance
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Sunday, May 19

In Bloom Family Day from 2-4 p.m.
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Through this eco-art series, children and their grown ups will have the opportunity to discover their inner artist and environmentalist. Join us as we explore nature as an effective therapeutic medium and experience the restorative power of interacting with plant-life through a variety of activations designed to promote social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. In Bloom activities will include creating with visiting artists, repotting plants with our horticulturists, and connecting with the Garden’s trees.

Miami Symphony Orchestra at the Garden
3:30- 5 p.m., Click here to RSVP
Spread your blanket on the lawn, relax and enjoy beautiful sounds with members of the Miami Symphony Orchestra. This is part of the “MISO @ the Parks” tour — come early to claim your space as this is a very popular annual event.

May 26, 4-6 p.m.
Peter London Global Dance Company
“Heart of the Garden”

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“Heart of the Garden” features repertory by Armando Gonzalez, Justin Rapaport, Vitolio Jeune, Kashia Kancey & Peter London. The performance is fusion of Miami’s cultural dance mix by its leading multicultural contemporary dance company, featuring versatile performers of Afro-Caribbean, Hip-Hop, contemporary, Latin, Jazz and classical dance.

The sanctuary-like grounds feature a variety of water features, a native and an edible garden, flowering trees, wildlife and, of course, plenty of orchids and palm trees.

Stroll through the Japanese garden, over an idyllic red bridge, then take in the colorful fruit in the edible garden. There you'll see starfruit, papaya, pineapple, lychee and pomegranates growing. 

The main pond features water lilies, plus a cascading fountain and circular fountain surrounded by red mangroves and water-loving plants.

The garden was created as a Miami Beach city park in 1962 and rejuvenated during fall 2011 as part of a $1.2 million landscape project by South Florida landscape architect Raymond Jungles. 

Check out the Facebook page for more information on arts classes and other events at the garden. 

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IN OTHER GARDENS NEWS

Gardens in Miami: Get visitor info here!

Getting outside and breathing in fresh air is always a good thing, especially during these times.

Miami’s many gardens are an ideal setting for taking a nice, long stroll surrounded by lush, colorful scenery.

Historic spots such as Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Deering Estate, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, The Kampong and Pinecrest Gardens are just a few we suggest. For more information, click here

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Heart of the Garden with Peter London Global Dance Company
When
May 26, 2024 @ 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Cost
FREE
What
Heart of the Garden with Peter London Global Dance Company
Where
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
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