Miami Beach Botanical Garden 2000 Convention Center Dr. Miami Beach, FL 33139.
The botanical garden is a 2.6 acres urban green space founded in 1962. It was transformed in 2011 with a $1.2 million landscape renovation designed by South Florida landscape architect Raymond Jungles.
The new landscape showcases native Florida plants and trees including bromeliads, palms, cycad, orchids and many others.
There is a Japanese garden, native garden and bioswale, and water gardens including ponds, fountains, and a wetland with mangrove and pond apple trees.
The renovation also expanded the Great Lawn area for corporate and social events, established a plant nursery and event plaza, and enhanced the night-time lights, entrance gate, and pathways.
Nothing rivals the secluded charm of Miami Beach Botanical Garden with its lush tropical plants and flowering trees staged in the middle of Miami Beach. It lends itself well as a wedding venue.
Day and night the scent of the jasmine, ylang ylang and frangipani lingers in the air. You and your guests will be surrounded by flowering native plants.
There are koi swimming through a pond dappled with sunlight and a Morris Lapidus fountain splashing over coral stone and moss. The garden was orchestrated to create a peaceful serene setting, and in the evening the lights come up creating an enchanting backdrop for a wedding.
They host about 40 weddings a year and the popularity of the garden as an event venue is increasing as more people find out about it.
The canopied terrace is a breathtaking setting for a summer party, dance, or reception. The terrace overlooks a 100- year-old banyan tree planted by Carl Fisher. It’s a charming setting for a ceremony.
In the evenings, through the canopy of the Banyan tree and sea grape, you can watch a beautiful sunset. The Miami Beach Botanical Garden allows you to enjoy an informal garden event and the garden setting is easy to accommodate any taste.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden is one of Miami’s best kept secrets. It is the perfect venue for a vision of a garden wedding.
The garden is kept well maintained. In addition to its being a beautiful property, Maurice, the head of special events, is a pleasure to work with! He’s very responsive, and helpful throughout the planning process.
If you are looking for an outdoor wedding space, we highly recommend the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.
We invite you explore the possibilities!