Explore an exotic botanical green space a mere steps from the Miami Beach Convention Center. (©Daderot/Wikimedia Commons)
Admission is free for a stroll around this 2.6-acre lush subtropical garden, just blocks from Lincoln Road. Collections include more than 100 species of palm trees, plus cycads, native Florida plants, orchids, flowering trees and philodendron. There is a Japanese Garden, turtle and koi ponds, wetlands, and a native plant habitat teeming with rare butterflies. Take a self-guided audio tour anytime or a docent-led tour Saturdays at 11 am or by appointment. Suggested donation - $5 per person. Full calendar of events and workshops available on their website. Open Tu-Su 9 am-5 pm.