Pinecrest Gardens was the place that our readers recommended most. It’s easy to see why: a wide range of educational activities and community gatherings take place amidst a stunning botanical garden. We couldn’t possibly fit in everything they do, so we encourage you to visit their website. Get there on transit using the 57 bus getting off at SW 57th Ave & 111th St, you’ll be right outside of the Garden’s parking lot.
For farmers market lovers
The Pinecrest Gardens farmers market was a reader favorite suggestion. Every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the market features a wide variety of local goods featuring organic produce, artisanal bakers, flowers, soy candles, local honey, and more.
For open air entertainment seekers
Miami is perfect for open-air entertainment, and Pinecrest Gardens has one of the widest selections available throughout the season. You can see a little bit of everything, from kids concerts to opera, classical, and pop concerts, comedy curated by Comic Cure, jazz, and theater.
For parents & kids
There’s no shortage of things to do as a family at Pinecrest Gardens. Highlights include the Splash ‘N Play water playground, petting zoo, and fish feeding. If you’re looking for deeper connection and education, check out their Little Lizards program every Wednesday, which features interactive educational classes on topics like edible gardens, birds, trees, and butterflies.
For aspiring green thumbs
Like what you see at the Gardens? Learn how to do it at home. Check out their classes on hand tool gardening and Bonsai maintenance, or dive into the deep end and join one of the horticulture societies like the Bonsai Society or The South Florida Orchid Society.
For art chasers
Pinecrest Gardens is host to a wide variety of arts with a rotating residency program. You can see a wide variety while strolling through the gardens’ permanent collection. We recommend checking out the Hartvest Project program for deep dive conversations and classes.