Visit four South Florida botanical gardens for free on Friday to celebrate 2012 National Public Gardens Day. This could be a fun thing to do with Mom for Mother's Day.
Get free admission for up to 10 people at more than 500 botanical and public gardens around the country through Rainbird and Better Homes and Gardens, the event sponsors. Entry fees at some gardens normally cost $25.
Participating gardens in South and Central Florida:
Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens in Coral Gables
Miami Beach Botanical Garden in Miami Beach
Montgomery Botanical Garden in Coral Gables
Block Botanical Garden in Miami
The Botanical Gardens at Kona Kai Resort in Key Largo
Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales
Lakes Park Botanic Garden in Fort Myers
Naples Botanical Garden
The program, in its fourth year, was founded by the American Public Gardens Association to raise awareness of America’s public gardens and the role they play in promoting environmental stewardship, water and plant conservation, according to the National Public Gardens website.
Click here for the deal. Print one coupon for every two people in your party.
Photo: The 30-foot-tall red rose sculpture is part of the large-scale installation "Will Ryman: Desublimation of the Rose," on view at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables through May 31.
Photo courtesy Faircihld Tropical Botanic Garden