There's a piece of heaven located in South Florida that is extremely zen. Patch of Heaven Sanctuary is a hidden gem located in Homestead that as a local you will treasure.  

This sanctuary is a non-profit organization located in the Redlands in South Florida and is a forest habitat featuring tropical hardwood hammocks, wildlife, lush gardens, and historic structures. If you're looking for the perfect yoga retreat or just a place to unwind, this place will do the trick. It's about 34 miles from Miami and is the perfect weekend escape. 

Near Patch of Heaven Sanctuary, you will find the famous Knaus Berry Farm where people do long lines for their mouthwatering cinnamon and a hidden sunflower field along the way. So, head to the Redlands for a full day of discovery and activities. The place features a beautiful zen garden surrounded by water with Koi swimming around you. At the end of the path, you will see a waterway which carries the lifeblood of all nature. This is the perfect spot for your tropical pictures.

There are cacao trees growing in these gardens and the perfect shade for a warm afternoon. The sanctuary also features a patio where you can host a private dinner in a comfortable outdoor setting. 

This spot always hosts many local and food events. Another feature is their Joglo - an area for serenity and reflection, the Friesian Horse Barn where you can find the horses and carriage, and old Florida wooden cabin. 

Many couples book this place for weddings or engagement photoshoots. The sanctuary is available for private tours but you need to contact them first here before your visit.

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Patch of Heaven Sanctuary is located at 21900 SW 157th Ave, Miami, FL 33170.

Disclaimer: We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit a potentially hazardous location, you check for the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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