The Shop at Fairchild

Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Located in the Shehan Visitor Center, The Shop at Fairchild, offers the most extensive array of botanical and horticultural books in the region, with a wide selection on various plant families, gardening, landscape design, natural history, and the environment of South Florida and the tropics. The Shop also sells a wide variety of unique gifts, educational children’s toys, jewelry, apparel, and home and garden with an eco-friendly, tropical flair that will ensure you take your Fairchild experience home with you. A great alternative to the mall, The Shop at Fairchild provides personal service to help you pick the perfect gift and complimentary gift wrapping service. In addition to selecting items in person, you can shop by telephone at 305-667-1651, ext. 3305 or our store online. Yes, we ship!

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Frequent Shopper Program
While shopping at The Shop at Fairchild, sign up for our Frequent Shopper Program! After six merchandise purchases, we'll add them all up and give you 10% of the total back as reward dollars to spend in the store. This is our gift to you for being a valued customer.

Fairchild Member Discounts 
Fairchild Members receive a 10% discount on purchases at the Shop at Fairchild and additional discounts during special sales throughout the year. For more information on becoming a Member, please contact Member Services at 305.667.1651, ext. 3301, join online, or purchase a membership at The Shop at Fairchild. You can also convert your admission to a membership on the day of your visit. 

Dining at Fairchild

Every great experience should include great food. Here at Fairchild, we offer award-wining dining options like the Glasshouse Café's delicious tropical fare and panoramic views into the Wings of the Tropics exhibit; the Lakeside Café offers lighter on-the-go options as well as stunning lakeside seating; or, you can bring your own food and enjoy a relaxing picnic. During festivals and events, some of Miami's best food trucks and food vendors offer delicious tropical cuisine. And, throughout the year, we offer high tea and Sunday brunch. We also offer Starbucks coffee and breakfast options at The Shop at Fairchild. 

The Glasshouse Café by Le Basque

Open daily 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Glasshouse Café, located adjacent to the Wings of the Tropics exhibit, invites guests to enjoy tropical fare while taking in panoramic views of butterflies and hummingbirds in glorious flight among a garden filled with exotic orchids and tropical plants. Look up to enjoy Dale Chihuly's chandelier to really take the notion of glasshouse to a whole new level! The Glasshouse Café's includes organic and locally grown food including soups, paninis, quiches, hand-crafted sodas, smoothies and desserts. See the menu here. The Glasshouse Café is available for private rentals with seating for up to 250 people.

Lakeside Café

Open daily 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Overlooking picturesque Pandanus Lake, the Lakeside Café offers delicious casual fare, including sandwiches, salads, cold drinks, coffees, smoothies and desserts. It's the perfect place to relax and enjoy the many water birds and turtles or to wait for your Tram Tour.

The Edible Garden

The Edible Garden, located next to the Whitman Tropical Fruit Pavilion, provides examples of tropical fruit, vegetables, medicinal plants and herbs that can easily grow in the urban landscape. The Edible Garden aims to demonstrate to visitors that any home garden can be converted into a beautiful landscape and productive kitchen garden where one can reap the benefits and enjoyment of eating quality, organically grown food.

The Shop at Fairchild Proudly Offers Starbucks

The Shop at Fairchild proudly serves Starbucks Coffee, including a full range of espresso beverages, as well as a variety of pastries and snacks, for the enjoyment and convenience of Fairchild visitors. Pick up a cup of Starbucks coffee and savor the tranquility of the Garden. The Shop at Fairchild opens at 7:30 a.m. so stop in on your way to work or after your morning bike ride or run. View a full Starbucks menu.

Sunday Brunch at Fairchild

Brunches are held on special days like Mother's Day, Father's Day and Easter. Please visit our Events Calendar for Sunday Brunch information and availability. 


Teas at Fairchild


Teas at Fairchild are a delightful occasion for ladies and gentlemen of all ages. Live music enhances the ambiance of the tea service, which is served at beautifully set tables by delightful Garden volunteers. For information and reservations, please visit our Events Calendar or call Marnie Valent at 305-663-8059.

Staying Hydrated


We want you to stay hydrated. Water fountains are located at the Garden House, Corbin Education Building, Burns Science Village, inside the Glasshouse Cafe, near the picnic area, inside the Arts Center, near the Tram Plaza and inside the Visitor Center. Most water fountains can easily refill water bottles, and we offer complimentary water stations at our various information stations throughout the Garden. Cold drinks are also available in The Shop at Fairchild, the Glasshouse Café and the Lakeside Café.