Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Around the corner from the Holocaust Memorial is the small five-acre Miami Beach Botanical Garden (2000 Convention Center Dr., 305/673-7256, www.mbgarden.org, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues.–Sun., free). Despite its small size, the garden is a quiet pastoral reprieve from the buzz of Miami Beach, with several distinct horticultural areas dedicated to banyans, palms, vines, bromeliads, and other tropical plants native to South Florida.
The small Japanese garden is beautiful, meditative, and infused with a little bit of Miami Beach hipness.
© Jason Ferguson from Moon Florida, 1st Edition