The gardens include impressive bromeliad and orchid collections. The Japanese garden appears to be a small subgarden featuring a lotus pond.
"In the 1960's and 70's, the Miami Beach Botanical Garden was home to significant plant collections and was the center of garden club activity in the community, hence its original name, "The Garden Center". After three decades of growth and changes, a group of dedicated residents took new interest in the property and began to restore the Garden to its original glory. With active support from the City, the Conservancy, the Cultural Arts Council, the VCA and many others, the property is once again emerging as an authentic and noteworthy botanical garden. The Botanical Gardenís purposes are to provide enjoyment of a beautiful and tranquil garden, to serve as a vehicle for horticultural education, to provide a unique venue for visual and performing arts, and to attract and delight visitors from around the globe.
"The Miami Beach Botanical Garden is managed by the Miami Beach Garden Conservancy, under contract with the City of Miami Beach. The Miami Beach Garden Conservancy was formed in the summer of 1996 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in December 1997. Its mission is to restore the Botanical Garden and play an integral role in the horticulture and beautification of Miami Beach."
The garden is located at 2000 Convention Center Drive across from Hall D of the Miami Beach Convention Center.
In the shadow of the rocks
The pond water
Glows with the color
Of Andromeda flowers.
Must these fall?
Iso kage no
Miyuru ike mizu
Teru made ni
Sakeru ashibi no
Chiramaku oshi mo
Ikako no Mabito Manyôshuû, vol. 20, no. 4513 trans. by M.V. Otake