The Fruit & Spice Park, located just outside of Miami, has the distinction of being the only tropical botanical garden of its kind in the country. The park is a unique public facility on 37 acres and is owned and operated by the Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation Department.
South Florida’s tropical climate is unique to the continental United States, which allows the Park to be host to over 500 varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, and nuts, and other commercially important plant specimens from around the world – most of which cannot be found or grown elsewhere in the country. Especially showcased in the Park are 150 varieties of mango, 75 banana varieties, 70 types of bamboo, and countless other exotic edibles.
Visitors are invited to munch at our tasting counter inside our Park Store or enjoy lunch at the Mango Cafe.
Mission and Vision
The Fruit & Spice Park seeks to increase the public’s interest and awareness of tropical fruits and vegetables in South Florida by disseminating information about the cultivation, propagation, and uses of these fruits and vegetables. It also aims support the Fruit and Spice Park through fundraising events, volunteer efforts, and participation in Park programs and projects.
Fruits and Vegetables Currently In-Season
Some of the scrumptious fruits and vegetable for the summer season include pumpkins, papaya, avocados, starfruit, persimmons, dragonfruit, guava, bananas, and jackfruit. Check the web site frequently to learn which ones come and go in season.
Upcoming Events and Activities
Winemaking with Tropical Fruit: learn how to make spectacular wines with luscious tropical fruits.
Ice Cream: Make fruit ice cream from the freshest ingredients. Included in this class will be how to select fruits, which ones to select, storage for later use, and recipes.
Annonas – Nature’s Tropical Pudding: learn how to grow annonas, the tropical custard apple that’s sweet, creamy, and simply delightful.
Vegetable Gardening: learn how to raise a successful vegetable garden.
Growing Pesticide-Free Tropical Fruits: learn to grow fruits naturally suited to the South Florida climate – without pesticides.
The Fruit & Spice Park can be rented out for your special event. With 37 acres and an amazing Mango Row that features hundreds of mango trees, there is no better place for your next event. Whether it’s a wedding reception, birthday party, retirement occasion, or anything in between, you can’t be the spectacular setting the Fruit & Spice Park provides.
The Mango Café
The Mango Café specializes in salads, wraps, pizzas, and other specialties that feature ingredients from the Park. Mango salsa, fruit samplers with seasonal available fruit, homemade desserts with park specialty fruits, and smoothies and shakes to beat the heat and fast-food blahs. A truly tasty way to top off your visit to the Fruit & Spice Park.
Group tours are available as is a gift shop with souvenirs, recipe books, and fruit and vegetables for visitors to take home.
The Park is open every day except Christmas from 9:00 to 5:00.
For more information on seasonal fruits and vegetables available, directions to the park, as well as for information on how to book your special events and activities, visit http://www.fruitandspicepark.org/.