Fruit & Spice Park

Fruit & Spice Park

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Situated in South Dade’s Redland region, the Fruit & Spice Park is a unique destination dedicated to cultivating tropical fruit trees in a lush, accessible and interactive environment. Bursting with more than 500 varieties of exotic fruits, herbs, spices and nuts, Fruit & Spice Park was the vision of early pioneer and homesteader Mary Heinlen, who was inspired by the area’s wild and abundant ecosystem. With the help of county commissioner Preston B. Bird, the park was officially established in 1943. The 37-acre Fruit & Spice Park is surrounded by farms and orchids in a lush region of Greater Miami that may surprise some visitors who have never ventured so far south, making it the perfect outdoor adventure for nature lovers and families.

Park Highlights

Considered Miami’s heartland, South Dade’s Redland area is filled with acres upon acres of farmland growing strawberries, tomatoes, palms and other fruits and vegetables. Located about an hour’s drive from Downtown Miami, Fruit & Spice Park’s subtropical oasis is filled with tall fruit trees anchored by a lovely lake with water lilies, waterfalls and a fountain.

Explore the park by winding your way along pathways and boardwalks beneath trees blossoming with avocado, pears, mangoes, sapodillas, papaya, lemons, limes, lychee, coconuts and so much more. While you can’t pick the fruit from the trees, guests are encouraged to forage along the ground for fallen fruit that you can sink your teeth into right then and there. (Or you may want to rinse it off first.) Some of the park’s more impressive stats include its collections of 180 varieties of mangoes, 70 varieties of bamboo, 40 varieties of banana and 15 varieties of jackfruit. Take your time, notice the details and savor the abundance all around you.

Tram Tours

To learn more about the park’s history and plants and get the lay of the land, hop aboard an hour-long guided tram tour, which departs several times a day on a first come, first served basis. With COVID-19 in mind, the tours are operating with a limited capacity, but otherwise the park is open and accessible for all to enjoy at a safe distance.

Mango Café and Farmer’s Markets

Mango Café is the park’s onsite restaurant and gift shop, serving a variety of fresh salads, wraps and sandwiches made from ingredients plucked directly from the park’s gardens. Highlights include fresh fruit smoothies and shakes, lobster rolls and pulled pork sandwiches. Enjoy your lunch in the fresh air at one of the park’s many picnic tables and then be sure to sample the rare and exotic fruit on offer at the gift shop.

Fruit & Spice Park also hosts seasonal weekly farmer’s markets and annual events including the Redland Heritage Festival, Asian Culture Festival, Redland Summer Fruit Festival and Mango Mania. Check the calendar before your visit to see what’s happening. This park is a true treasure in Miami that’s always ripe for exploration!

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