Fairchild’s trippy Nightgarden makes its fourth return to Miami for the holiday season

Visitors playing in the immersive NightGarden at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden – Courtesy: Image by Krystal Socorro, Florida Insider

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s immersive NightGarden is a much-anticipated precursor to the snow-less holiday season in Miami and will return for a fourth season this November. This year, the mystical gardens promise even more mesmerizing psychedelic scenery, interactive experiences, and cutting-edge technology running through the New Year.

This season, NightGarden presenter Kilburn Live has partnered up with award-winning production agency Fever to create an incredible lineup of new and returning multi-sensory activations that blend advanced special effects, larger-than-life lighting displays, state-of-the-art outdoor holograms, motion-sensing technology, and shadow sculptures.

The entire NightGarden experience, which spans 83 acres of beautiful tropical trails, lasts between 60 and 90 minutes as guests explore a neon playground of secret underground ponds, hidden fairy kingdoms, enormous swaying dandelion fields, and the rainbow-colored Orchid Bridge. NightGarden enables visitors to play in a magical “snowfall” and is full of photo-worthy moments and interactive pit stops. Archie will be present to reprise his role as your favorite wise-talking tree.

NightGarden’s Fairy Quest activation will also return this year, using augmented reality via the FairyScope app to transport guests on a guided quest to save the Fairy Queen’s lost subjects that are hidden throughout various parts of the mystical gardens. Like past years, food trucks will be on-site to satisfy any hungry guests, and New Year’s Eve will bring an incredible fireworks show for the entire family to enjoy.


  • Take a stroll through the stunning 23-acre gardens, which have been turned into a lit-up fairyland with technicolor flowers.
  • Use the FairyScopeTM app to experience augmented reality.
  • Ask Archimedes the wise old tree questions as you stroll through rainbow-colored pathways.
  • Learn about outdoor holograms, sculptures, projectors, motion sensing technology, and much more.
  • Purchase food and beverages from some of Miami’s most well-known food trucks.

Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami 

When: November 11, 2022, through Jan. 8, 2023

Tickets: Adult (ages 11+) $30

  • Child (ages 10 and under) $25 – children under 2 years of age access free
  • Senior (65+), Student, or Military – 10% discount on tickets. Valid ID required
  • Group Bundle (min. 6 people)

Fairchild Garden Member Admission – includes entry to the experience

  • Adult (ages 11+) – valid member ID must be presented with ticket
  • Child (ages 10 and under) – valid member ID must be presented with ticket

Opening hours:

– Mondays–Wednesdays: closed

– Thursdays & Fridays: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

– Saturday & Sundays: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

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