One of the first botanical gardens in South Florida, Flamingo Gardens was originally established in 1927 as an orange grove. Today the Botanical Garden and Wildlife Sanctuary is home to over 3000 species of rare & exotic, tropical, subtropical, and native plants and trees — including the largest tree in Florida — plus over 90 species of Florida native birds and animals, the majority of which are are permanently injured or non-releasable. You’ll find alligators, bobcats, bald & golden eagles, otters, panthers, over four dozen peacocks — including the most well-known Indian Blue, and lesser known white variety — flamingos, over 250 birds representing 45 species in the aviary, a Florida panther, and more.
Located in Davie, Flamingo Gardens is listed as Broward Cultural Heritage Landmark and open 7 days a week from 9:30am to 5:30pm, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Special events are held throughout the year.
Admission is $19.95 for adults. Bring a canned or non-perishable food item during the month of November — to benefit H.O.P.E. Outreach Center — and received 25% off one admission.
- Good vibrations! Peacock feathers don’t just look good – they produce infrasound noises to talk to other birds (dailymail.co.uk)
- Not Impressed: Peahens Ignore Most of Peacocks’ Flashy Displays (livescience.com)
- Checklist of Florida’s Birds (floridabirdingtrail.com)