Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden!!!!

Sunday, March 10, 2013.  My first day in Ft. Laud for another crazy amazing spring break with my kappa sisters, and where do I go? FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDEN!! After watching the first half of The Fruit Hunter’s Documentary  I realized 1. I HAD TO GO THERE … 2. I WAS SOMEWHAT CLOSE TO THERE and 3. I HAD TO GO THERE.  So me and my stubborn determined self took a taxi down to Homestead, FL.  So worth it. So beautiful. So amazing.  I am so glad I made this trip and so so SO lucky I got to experience it!!! AHH!!

First of all, this place is HUGE.  My few photos do NOT do justice. At ALL. !!! You have to go and see it for yourself.  To the top of the bucket list it goes.

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I happened to come the weekend of the Orchid Festival!!! It was so unbelievably amazing!! I learned so much about orchids and saw so many stunning varieties!!!

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And I went in: BUTTERFLYY BEAUTIFULNESS<3 ❤ ❤

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and I went in: THE TROPICAL FRUIT PAVILLLIONNN

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IT WAS INCREDIBLE WITH SO MANY EXOTIC TROPICAL FRUITS FROM AROUND THE WORLD<3

The garden had SO MUCH FRUIT! Todd showed me around the  edible garden!!

This archway is made of roseapple vines!! Beautifully delicious!

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Can you guess what this is? :  …(haha yup, pineapple 🙂

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Todd said Fairchild has 5 varieties of durian!!! Wait, what?!

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Mmmm and persimmonsss

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Todd made me a mango papaya smoothie super organic and fresh and gave me sapodilla to try and to take home!!

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Modello Sapodilla:

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another sapodilla:

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I also WENT CRAAZZYY over the crazy deliciousness of the CANISTEL<3 ❤ ❤ It’s pumpkin sweet potato PIE

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sunbathing on the penthouse balcony overlooking the ocean ❤ in bliss ❤

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More FRUIT

Did you know jack fruit grow to be ENORMOUS!? Up to like 80 pounds!!!

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AND SO MUCH MORE!! Like look at this:

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I coulda sworn this had cream added to it.  I was like WTF. This soursop juice was the thickest creamiest most refreshing melony drink I’ve ever.. having trouble finding the right words to truly describe the sweetness!!

This place was poppiinn so many incredible people, so many exhibits and places to walk around and facsinate yourself with.  Just standing in the beauty of it all was breathtaking.  I. Am. So. Lucky. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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