Monday, September 3, 2012

Pinecrest Gardens: Coral Gables Paradise

A lush 20-acre, municipal park, Pinecrest Gardens is a spectacular example of Coral Gables real estate. Comprised of natural streams, sinkholes, caves, fissures and more than 1,000 varieties of exotic plants and palm trees, this dramatic landscape is a breathtaking tropical paradise.

Pinecrest Gardens dates back to the 1930s and the private vision of Austrian born, feed and supply store owner Franz Scherr, who wanted to build a piece of Coral Gables real estate where birds could “fly free.” In keeping with this goal, he rented twenty acres of hammock land for $25.00 a year and dug a winding trail through the coral rock, leaving the natural flora untouched. This effort became the Parrot Jungle, a world-famous tourist attraction visited by such notables as Sir Winston Churchill and others of his ilk.

The Parrot Jungle moved to Miami's Watson Island in 2002 and was later renamed Jungle Island. It became a municipal park in 2003 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011. Coral Gables real estate is rich in a botanical heritage that is celebrated, cultivated and conserved at Pinecrest Gardens.

The park at Pinecrest Gardens offers many things to many people. In addition to spectacular Botanical gardens, there is also a beautiful butterfly exhibit, swan lake, petting zoo, playground and splash and play area. The park is also home to an annual fine arts festival.

The sustainable management of the public garden illustrates a commitment to nature in a way nothing else can. It enriches the lives of all who pass through it with its silent message of rebirth, rejuvenation and fragile beauty.

Pinecrest Gardens offers residents cultural enrichment in a magnificent setting. This prime piece of Coral Gables real estate is the ideal location for most special events, either private or corporate. Rentals are available to the general public but it is on a first come, first serve basis. This lush historical garden is situated in the heart of Pinecrest, within minutes of Coral Gables, South Miami, Coconut Grove, Palmetto Bay, and Cutler Bay.  

Pinecrest Gardens is a Coral Gables real estate property that offers many entertaining cultural venues. Apart from being one of the most beautiful outdoor gardens in the world, Jazz under the stars is a very popular event attended by many afficionados, both local and foreign.  Theater and classical concerts are very popular as well. A garden tour is a superb way to spend an afternoon as well as a visit to the green market where sustainable fruits and vegetables are sold fresh every day. 

Come to Pinehurst Gardens whether you are an owner of Coral Gables real estate or just a visitor passing through beautiful southern Florida. 

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