Best Walks: Botanical Gardens in Miami

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There was never a better time to surround ourselves with natural beauty, and what better places than the botanical gardens in Miami. And good news! They’re open to the public, and in one case at reduced rates. To really appreciate your visit, you can check out their sites, some of which offer video tours with history and highlights. Here’s the list of wonderful garden walks and an important note about Miami’s parks:

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Miami’s Best Garden Stores, Resources, Open Now

Now is the ideal time to spruce up the yard or do a garden on your balcony since after all, you’re spending a lot of time there. And  here are all your resources to do it –from nurseries and free zoom gardening classes, to expert tips, a Seed-a-Thon, a top online source for handsome pots and accessories, and even free wildflower seeds. Nurseries and garden stores in Miami-Dade and Broward counties listed are open and following social distancing rules as well as requiring masks while shopping.
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Cool Things to Do in Miami in March – Part 1

Foodies, garden lovers, sports buffs, and the health and fitness obsessed will find plenty of cool things to do in Miami in March. To whet your appetite literally and figuratively, there’s the Dessert Wars Miami, the largest dessert festival in America taking place in Wynwood. Check out the list in two parts. Here’s Part 1.
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Miami Insider Tips for February

I’ve been very busy this month coming up with all these wonderful Miami insider tips for February. We’re talking everything from complimentary Rose happy hour for ladies at Novikov, a serious new ManCave with the works, and Little Havana’s first rooftop bar and eatery to  a costume jewelry repair pro, terrific musical at M Ensemble Company on through February 23,  and more.
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Cool Things to Do in Miami in February

There’s so much going on in Miami in February 2020, from the popular Tour of Kitchens in Coral Gables, big-deal boat and yacht shows to art festivals, a tasting event in a botanical garden, and more. Looking for something new to do in the Magic City this February? Try one of the events listed below. We love them—and we think you will, too!
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A Jewel of a Miami Experience

Thanks to a good friend and the Funding Arts Network (FAN), I made a jewel of a discovery that I’d never imagine existed. It’s the Chapel of Our Lady of La Merced and the exceptional Martha/Mary Yamaha concert series that it hosts. Next up is a concert by Queen’s Six men’s choir . Based at Windsor Castle, they often perform  before the English Royal Family.  No ordinary venue this, it’s part of the Colonial Florida Cultural Heritage Center LLC in Allapattah that operates La Merced Chapel and La Casa. Besides being a house of worship, the Chapel is home to significant original works of art, both Spanish Colonial Art created in the New World and works imported from Europe by colonial settlers. There are tours offered and more.
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