When Alex and I first met we used to head to the botanical garden near us in Miami (omg, look at this old post of the garden– tiny mango marlowe!) Well, we used to go anywhere and everywhere green, really. But I think I’ve mentioned that— all the farmers, markets, everywhere we could! We still try to do this often, but there’s less options up here in West Palm Beach, thought that makes sense since we’re a smaller city. This year we decided to take the plunge and buy a membership to the down south garden– for the first time in maybe, 6 or 7 years?! Sure, we live an hour and a half away, but we just like the place so much that we figured we’d used it enough to justify it 😉 We also have a membership to the smaller garden up (more tiny marlowe) here. We like both for their numerous plant sales mostly, but exploring on a beautiful (or pouring rain) day works just as well 😉

Anyway, I’ve been apparently collecting photos of the gardens for the past month or two and decided I would throw them all into one post. In no particular order either– just a mish-mash of garden photos for you guys. Maybe its cold and dark where you are. Maybe its even snowing, but here’s we’re lush and green! Speaking of which– I know I haven’t shared much, but our own garden is starting to pick up again and we’re excited! Here’s some photos from some of our recent-ish garden adventures 😉

I love bananas. SO MUCH.

but seriously– look at these freaking bananas! I’d try one just because of how they look! I mean, I’m sure I’d hate them still, but I’d try em!

the tiny garden lover. 

We were told not to pick up the butterflies— that our butterflies would choose us— so of course I ran into the garden screaming, “choose me!! choose me!” And magically was the first one chosen– haha. Alex and I both had the same variety land on us. friendzzz.

(mines on my butt) // and a mirror check + butterfly dance to remove any new friends. 

honestly, I just thought it was adorable that he was standing like this– so I came to take a picture. #penguin.

guacamole – guac-guac-amole.

on a rainy visit. we got wet. oh so very wet. After this I immediately decided it’s time I invest in a raincoat.


nature is rad. Hailey is rad too.

I hugged one of these trees, but apparently not all trees need hugs. ouch.

also, I kill these guys, 99.9% of the time. 

hi friends… and bye friends <3<3
*pictures of me and me and alex are taken by ms. hailey. <– if you haven’t checked out her fair-trade shop yet, you totally should! so many goodies! 


  1. i love the fairchild. and i will miss it for sure. i hope you use your membership more than i did. i had one and swore i would use it all the time. and then there was never enough time. love you. merry christmas!

  2. What fantastic places. I love gardens too, it's nice to see your tropical foliage though. Those stripey bananas are fantastic, I'd try one too, although also not a lover of bananas. CJ xx