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List of parks and gardens in Miami

As a popular beach holiday hub Miami is also home to some of the finest parks and gardens in Florida. From iconic botanical gardens to verdant public parks here are the city's best green spaces.

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Amelia Earhart Park

Amelia Earhart Park

Located in Hialeah Amelia Earhart Park is an iconic public park in Miami named after the famed female aviator Amelia Earhart. As a picturesque Bill Graham Farm Village the venue is a family friendly space which takes one to the pastoral simplicity of Miami's farming days. Home to a petting zoo as well as Demonstration Shed visitors can learn how to place shoes on a horse, shear a furry sheep and even milk a cow at this interactive space. With its fields covered in vegetable plants and sunflowers the venue is also home to a fishing rock. Lined with bike paths and boat rental facilities the locale also offers picnic areas and walkways for quiet strolls in the evening.

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Biscayne National Park

Biscayne National Park

Renowned as the first ever underwater park in all of America Biscayne National Park is a one of a kind recreational space in Miami. A snorkeling enthusiast's dream come true the venue which is 95% submerged in water offers exciting snorkeling and coral reef viewing expeditions. Scuba divers are also welcome to explore the vibrant confines of this underwater park land which also features an above ground region. Visitors can also observe the beauty of the underwater park from a glass bottom boat or simple sign up for a kayak/ canoe tour of the confines. Some of the highlight marine creatures inhabiting the park include sea turtles and dolphins while tropical fish species of various sizes are also known to occupy the park. Camping trips to island locations within the park such as Boca Chita Key, Boca Chita Key and Adams Key also available.

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Oleta River State Park

Oleta River State Park

Occupying pride of place on Biscayne Bay Oleta River State Park is a kayaker's hideaway in Miami. Spread out across a whopping 1000 acres Oleta River is the most expansive park in all of Florida State. Renowned for the lush mangroves lining the trail of its river shores the venue offer holidaymakers a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Miami. Home to more than one swimming lagoon this idyllic park on North Miami Beach is also known to be inhabited by manatees and dolphins.

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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Often called the Louvre of tropical botanical spaces the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at Coral Gables. Toured by tram or by boot the venue's sprawling confines contain a tropical rainforest enclosure of 2 acres as well as an extensive collection of tropical plant genera. The venue's massive conservatory dubbed Windows to the Tropics is equally intriguing while other highlights include the Whitman Tropical Fruit Pavilion where exotic fruit varieties from around the world are on display.

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Flamingo Gardens

Flamingo Gardens

Sprawled across a whopping 60 acres this breathtaking wildlife enclosure cum garden is a bird lover's haven. Home to a 25,000 square foot aviary where rare species of Florida birds are allowed roam freely the venue also include wetlands as well as scenic groves and butterfly gardens. Topical plant species and innumerable bird varieties such as hummingbirds also occupies the gardens in large numbers while the Flamingo Island is also part of the venue's vast landscape. Other point of interest includes Alligator Lagoon and the venue's stunning arboretum.

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Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Located at the centre of South Beach this idyllic garden was landscaped by none other than Raymond Jungles. Revamped in 2011 the venue now features breathtaking water gardens and a mangrove infested wetland. Captivating fountains and apple trees as well as plants native to Florida line the walkways of this beautifully landscaped space which also houses a plaza for social gathering as well as a Great Lawn. Tourists based in Metropolitan by COMO Miami Beach and other conveniently placed hotels will enjoy easy access to parks and gardens in Miami and the neighboring areas.