Operated by Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Department, the 37-acre Fruit & Spice Park is the only botanical garden of its kind in the United States.
The park contains more than 500 varieties of fruits, nuts, and spice trees. It also includes more than 80 banana trees, 160 varieties of mango trees, more than 40 varieties of grape trees, and 70 varieties of bamboo trees. It also features guava, jackfruit, canistel, sapodilla, longan, lychee, mamey and black sapote, miracle fruit, jaboticaba, and coffee beans.
Guided tours are conducted every day at 11 am, 1:30 pm and 3 pm, weather permitting. The Park is open in all weather conditions (although tram tours will be suspended due to lightning). A visit can include extensive walking.