The lily pond at World Gardens

The first international “World Gardens” exhibition in the U.S. will make its official debut during Art Midtown 2010 in the neighborhood’s Art Park. The installation, designed by Harry Nelson of Harry Nelson Fine Gardens, will feature seven intertwined gardens on more than two acres, located on the 36th Street entrance of Midtown Miami.

Through a philanthropic effort, funds to support the Gardens were donated by generous patrons interested in design, gardens and art to provide a public garden. Unlike any Garden in South Florida, World Gardens will showcase a spectacular combination of diverse greenery and blossoming flora from almost every continent, all in a whimsical setting.

The Gardens, inspired by global culture, integrate the most exquisite world-renowned garden styles, with the centerpiece being a traditional 150-foot lily pond and waterfalls surrounding the foliage. Featuring the styles of Chateau de Versailles in France, an Italian water garden, an English formal border surrounding the entire acreage, and a hint of an arid desert garden, every element will heighten your senses. Blending the old and new, the eye-catching fantasy and modern gardens will unify the entire design.

Walkways will guide visitors through the different garden worlds, while a bridge to overlook the entire scenery will offer gasping views of the lily pond and breathtaking landscape.

Open daily from 9 a.m. to Sunset. Admission is free.

Midtown Miami’s Sales Center is located at 3301 NE First Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33131. For more information about Midtown, call (305) 757-0001 or visit

Spread the love!