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  • Royal Botanical Gardens – Kew
    - Royal Botanical Gardens – Kew

    Block Botanical Gardens is an astonishing collection of superbly grown palms and other rare and unusual tropical plants.

    More than anything, it is the supreme standard of horticulture and  resulting beauty of the specimen plants that will impress the visitor.


    2015 – Dr. John Dransfield, The World’s foremost palm expert

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  • Craig Morell – “The Plant Guy”
    - Craig Morell – “The Plant Guy”

    “Many of his plants are of better quality and larger size than any I’ve seen, and one of the main reasons is his commitment to providing the plants with excellent water.”

    2011 Blog: “The Plant Guy” – Pinecrest Gardens

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  • The Miami Herald
    - The Miami Herald

    “Some of nature’s most handsome specimen’s – far surpassing what can be found in the wild.”


    1999 – Georgia Tasker, The Miami Herald Garden Editor


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  • Pinecrest Gardens (aka “Parrot Jungle”)
    - Pinecrest Gardens (aka “Parrot Jungle”)

    When asked to comment on Dr. Jeff Block’s successes as a plantsman, horticulturist Craig Morell quipped:
    “Well, Dr. Block grows uncommon plants uncommonly well!”


    January, 2013
    Pinecrest Gardens (the original “Parrot Jungle”)
  • Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden
    - Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

    “The garden has been transformed into a masterful botanical garden offering balanced vistas among artistic vignettes of plantings.”


    2010 – Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden feature story
    “A Rare Gem – The Twenty-Year Evolution of a Tropical Botanical Garden”

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  • “The Villagers” Historic Garden Tours
    - “The Villagers” Historic Garden Tours

    “Block has taken knowledge from his medical background and applied it to horticulture. Not only is this garden filled with rare and award-winning plants, it is also visually spectacular.”


    2012 “The Villagers”
    Annual Historical Garden Tour

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Events / News

Learn about the latest happenings around here.

10 June

2016 American Public Gardens Association Conference

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The APGA tours visits Block Botanical Gardens from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

10 February

Dr. Jeff Block Leads 10 Day Cuba Habitat Tour

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Coordinated by Holbrook Travel, Dr. Block will lead 50 tropical plant enthusiasts on a ten day tour of Cuba.

30 January

Florida Department of Agriculture & University of Florida – IFAS Master Gardener Education

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As part of Block Botanical Gardens annual contribution to master gardener education via Miami-Dade County’s agricultural extension office, Dr. Block will host an afternoon teaching seminar regarding the presentation of master gardener subjects.

Florida Horticulture Experts

Nurturing Nature®

Block Botanical Gardens in Miami, is a residential garden gem that for twenty-five years has consistently emphasized the finest in advanced subtropical horticulture, and features mature examples of some of the world’s most beautiful ornamental plant species. Thriving in a century old mango and avocado grove originally chosen for it’s rich natural resources, the site been designed and sustainably nurtured by physician botanist/horticulturist and Master Gardener, Dr. Jeff Block.