One of the Redland countryside’s great treasures — the Preston B. Bird/Mary Heinlein Fruit & Spice Park — is reopen, as well as the Mango Cafe.
The tropical climate of the 37-acre facility, at the corner of Redland Road and SW 248 Street, can be found nowhere else in the continental U.S. and hosts over 500 varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, and nuts, and other commercially important plant specimens from around the world.
It’s also home to many of the best festival and special events in South Florida, including the Redland International Orchid Show, The Redland Heritage Fest, Winter Stargazing, The Harvest Festival, the Asian Festival, The Blues and BBQ Fest, The Summer Fruit Festival and many more. http://redlandfruitandspice.com/events/category/festivals/
Mark your calendars: The Redland Fruit & Spice Seafood Festival is scheduled for the weekend of November 18-19, 2017. This event cooks up delectable local seafood in various styles from around the world including shrimp, grouper, conch fritters, and crab cakes. Seafood choices will range from Thai to Caribbean, and everything in between. Enjoy incredible music and a multitude of children’s activities, including interactive zone with the Miami Marlins, pony rides, bungee jump, and kid’s fishing zone. Young anglers will have an opportunity to learn correct fishing techniques, such as knot tying, lure selection, fish identification and casting.
GO FUND ME Campaign
Residents who truly appreciate this botanic wonderland can help with further efforts to restore the park to pristine condition by participating in the GO FUND ME campaign with a donation benefiting the recovery effort.