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Miami Beach Botanical Garden closes for renovations

June 07, 2011 02:39PM

The Miami Beach Botanical Garden is restricting public access through October while it undergoes a $1.2 million renovation. The makeover, the largest for the 2.6-acre, city-owned park since it opened in 1962, will include additional and relocated plants and trees, a new pond, a new main entrance at the park’s southeast corner and removal of the concrete pathways and brick pillars. In the meantime, programming and tours of the park are cancelled. Local landscape architect Raymond Jungles designed the project, which will be overseen by Harbour Construction and funded by general obligation bonds from the city’s Capital Improvements Project Office. [Miami Herald]