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Miami Beach Botanical Garden is now free

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. daily (except Mondays), and admission is now free! (Previously entry cost $5 per person, plus a $1.94 fee.)

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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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pelican Harbor Marina

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Comedy Night at Pub 52

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Exit One Taproom

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Food trucks and music

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Village Park

Enjoy live entertainment at Clematis by Night

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live music at Doral Yard

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

The Moth - Miami StorySLAM

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City Theatre explores activism and civic engagement in free short plays

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Books and Books Coral Gables

Los Wizzards

7:30 pm to 8:45 pm | $17.00 | Ziff Opera House

Friday, October 7, 2022

Night hike at Fern Forest

$5.00 | Fern Forest Nature Center

First Fridays @ 5 concert in Boynton Beach

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Boynton Beach Amphitheater

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Tropical Park

Downtown Delray Art Walk

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Delray Beach

Free Gallery Night entry

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Old Town Untapped in Pompano

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Bailey Contemporary Arts

Oakland Park Oktoberfest

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Funky Buddha Brewery

Oktoberfest in Oakland Park for $5

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Pastorius Park

Fast Lane Friday

6:00 pm to 11:59 pm | $0-25.00 | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Giveaway alert! 'Familia Kitchen Cookbook': Latino family recipes

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Jam on percussion for free

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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Live music at Grandview in West Palm

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

48th Oktoberfest 2022

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | American German Club of The Palm Beaches

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

First Friday Art Walk

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Arts Garage

Free outdoor family-friendly films

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Ticket deal for 'Red Riding Hood' at FAU in Boca Raton

$25.00 | Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmers, Antiques & Artisan Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Sensory Friendly Saturday

9:00 am to 11:00 am | FREE | Miami Children’s Museum

PAMM free day with family activities

11:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

GIPA's 31st Oktoberfest

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Brazilian Festival in Fort Lauderdale

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Rock-n-Fall Festival in Royal Palm Beach

1:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Commons Park

Oakland Park Oktoberfest

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Family Day free admission

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48th Oktoberfest 2022

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Elevated vendor market in West Palm

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Dania After Dark Street Festival

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania City Hall

Free Gospel Sunday concert

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Free Gospel Sunday concert

5:00 pm | FREE | Miami Gardens City Hall

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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Live music at Grandview in West Palm

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Free live music at Dolphin Mall

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Laser Evening: Elton John

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Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Discount late-night movies

11:30 pm to 2:00 am | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Ticket deal for 'Red Riding Hood' at FAU in Boca Raton

$25.00 | Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Veterans Park

Las Olas Oceanside Park vendor market

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Brazilian Festival in Fort Lauderdale

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Rock-n-Fall Festival in Royal Palm Beach

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Free Gospel Jam Session

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Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

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Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

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Comedy Night at Nightlife Brewing Co.

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Salsa dance class

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Monday, October 10, 2022

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

Tasty Tuesdays with Food Trucks

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Amphitheater in Boca Raton

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5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

All Arts Open Mic Night

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Melina I. De Rose is a veteran editor and communications specialist with a special love for all things Miami. The longtime resident spent 22 years at the South Florida Sun Sentinel in roles such as section editor, department head, social media specialist and web producer. Melina has much experience in the freebies-and-bargains arena, having edited the popular Sun Sentinel feature, “Doreen’s Deals,” for many years. She also is editor of ArtburstMiami.com, a media hub for local music, theater, dance, visual arts and independent arts coverage. Contact her at editor@miamionthecheap.com.

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