Flamingo Gardens is quintessential Florida. It is a live postcard with its 60-acre, not-for-profit botanical garden that includes the largest collection of Florida native wildlife in the state, Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary. With over 3000 tropical and sub-tropical plants and trees, beautiful weather, friendly staff and plenty of flamingos, this natural wonder is a must-do for any visitor. Enjoy the last natural jungle growth in South Florida at The Wray Botanical Collection. Home to 21 of the largest trees of their species, including a unique hammock of 200-year-old Live Oak trees, this is a true site to behold. And for bird lovers, enjoy the half-acre free-flight aviary which contains over 250 birds representing 45 species. This aviary boasts of producing over 2000 offspring which have since been released into the wild.
Flamingo Gardens — Photo courtesy of Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
All of this is right here in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Davie, just west of downtown. With its establishment in 1927, Flamingo Gardens is one of the oldest such wildlife attractions in South Florida. With a staying power like that in this tourist-crazed city, it speaks volumes of its unique ability to maintain its serene and fragile environment as well as entertain the thousands of eager guests who visit each year. So get the entire Florida experience during your stay, and enjoy.