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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.

27 September

Bromeliad Extravaganza “Bromeliads in the Magic City”

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Dr. Block will lead a tour of Block Botanical Garden’s World Class bromeliad collection.  Sponsored by the Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies.

8 May

2015 National Public Gardens Day at Block Botanical Gardens

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Friday, May 8th is 2015’s National Public Gardens Day……. Block Botanical Gardens will be open free (always is!) to the public for tours between 9:00am and 3:00pm. See  

21 February

The American Orchid Society’s Highest Horticultural Award

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A specimen “Jewel Orchid” grown by Block was judged by The American Orchid Society (AOS). A “Ludisia discolor” received their Certificate of Cultural Excellence (CCE) award and honored with a clonal name: “Michelle’s Jewel”, after Dr. Block’s wife. Plants receiving this rarely awarded horticultural distinction must be well-flowered, of robust health, and represent the very highest level of orchid culture.

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.