The brainchild of scientist David Fairchild, these 83 verdant acres were founded as a way to educate Americans about plants from around the globe. Today, Fairchild is one of the most famous conservation and education-based gardens in the world. The collection of tropical palms, fruit trees, flowering bushes and shrubs are draw enough for us, but to make things even more interesting, there are ongoing exhibits by renowned artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Dale Chihuly and Fernando Botero that marry art with nature. The garden also hosts annual events like the International Mango Festival every July, when mango enthusiasts and experts from around the world converge to discuss the many facets of the mango, from the best way to grow the fruit to the various ways to cook with it. Open seven days a week from 9:30AM to 4:30PM. Admission is $20; seminars and shows may require additional fees, so call ahead to confirm prices if there is something specific that you want to see.
- Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 07:30 AM to 04:30 PM
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