Tropical Plant Conservatory
- Description: Fairchild Garden Conservatory featuring many tropical flowering plants. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located in Coral Gables, Florida and covers 83 acres of land filled with exotic tropical plants as pictured here. The garden's creators are botanist David Fairchild, whom the park is named after, and businessman and attorney Robert H. Montgomery. Both were avid plant collectors and had a passion for exploring different and exotic plant species. In fact, Dr. Fairchild introduced many plants to the United States such as mangoes, nectarines, bamboo, and flowering cherries. Montgomery is credited with the idea for the creation of a botanical garden in South Florida, and in the 1930s, landscape architect William Lyman Phillips was able to design and begin construction on Montgomery's dream. Kampong Garden, also in Miami, Florida, was actually the home of David Fairchild where he began a personal collection of exotic plants and is now a part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden.
- Keywords: plant, epiphyte, tree, conservatory, Fairchild Gardens, Miami, Florida
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- Source: Florida Center for Instructional Technology, Exploring Florida: Social Studies Resources
for Students and Teachers (Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, 2009)
- County: Miami-Dade
- Date of Photo: 5/26/2008
- Photographer: Roy Winkelman