Tours

Guided and Self-Guided Exploration

Tours are a great way to enjoy Fairchild in a more comprehensive and comfortable way. Tours are led by trained volunteers who will guide you along the way to many different plants, flowers, birds, butterflies and other wildlife. The content will vary depending on the departure location and interest of the visitors. 

Tram Tours

Enjoy a free, narrated tram tour with one of our expert guides. Tram Tours offer an introduction to the history, mission, and Fairchild’s plant collections. The tours give an excellent overview of the Garden, after which you can explore on your own. Each tram is fully accessible for individuals with disabilities. Please note that during special events and/or inclement weather, tram tours are suspended to ensure the safety of our guests.

Our Tram Tour schedule varies depending on weather and guide availability. Please check the schedule upon arrival. 

Self-Guided Tours

Do you prefer self-exploration? Then, be sure to discover the Garden on your own using one of our many exploration aids. Our visitor map will guide you to the many sites throughout Fairchild. The Kushlan Bird Trail is another wonderful self-guided experience that will help you discover the birds of Fairchild. Be sure to ask for both of these tour booklets when you arrive.

Private Tours of Fairchild

Whether you’re new to Fairchild or a longtime Member, you can deepen your enjoyment of the Garden by taking an exclusive Private Tour. These informative docent-led tours are offered throughout the day and are available for individuals or small groups of up to seven guests in the comfort of our shuttle carts; larger groups are accommodated in our trams. Guests enjoy the Garden’s 83-acres for approximately 1 ½ hours with our expertly-trained and friendly volunteer docents. Afterwards, explore the Garden at your leisure. Lunch or afternoon tea is available at an additional fee. In order to provide your party with the best experience, we recommend booking your private tour three days prior to your visit. Depending on availability, we may accommodate any day-of bookings.

Private Tour Pricing (Includes Garden Admission, Garden Exhibits, Wings of the Tropics Exhibit, Special Exhibits, and a Private Tour lasting approximately 1 ½ hours).

Up to groups of 5: $250
Up to groups of 7: $300
Groups larger than 7:  $500 (limit 20 guests)
Member Pricing (up to groups of 7): $125

To book a group larger than 7 guests, please contact us at shop@fairchildgarden.org or 305.667.1651 x3305 at least 48 hours before your group visit.

Guided Walking Tours

Guided walking tours are a great way to enjoy Fairchild more in-depth. Tours are led by trained volunteers who will guide you along the way to many different plants, flowers, birds, butterflies and other wildlife. The programs are carefully curated to ensure both an expansive and enjoyable educational experience. The content will vary depending on the departure location and interest of the visitors.

Schedules are subject to change depending on participation or weather. 

Early-bird Walks at Fairchild

SEASONAL: Discover the diverse avian community in South Florida via the Kushlan Bird Trail at Fairchild.  Join us on Early-bird Walks and explore the best birding spots throughout Fairchild and record your sightings in the global database for birds, eBird. Don’t forget your binoculars! Please check our event schedule for these tour offerings. 

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