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Flamingo Gardens is a 60 acre Botanical Garden and Everglade Wildlife Sanctuary. The Flamingo Gardens botanical gardens in Fort Lauderdale, (Davie) Florida, features over 3000 species of rare & exotic, tropical, subtropical, and native plants and trees. Flamingo Gardens wildlife sanctuary is home to the largest collection of Florida native wildlife including alligators, bobcats, eagles, otters, panthers, peacock, and of course, flamingos!

​​Established in 1927, Flamingo Gardens is one of the oldest botanical gardens  and attractions in South Florida. Originally founded by Floyd L. and Jane Wray as an orange grove, the nonprofit botanical gardens is home to 18 “Champion” trees, the largest trees of their species, including the largest tree in Florida. Specialized botanical gardens, including a Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden, Croton Garden, and Bromeliad Garden dot the main Arboretum.

​The centerpiece of the gardens is a natural hammock of 200 year-old Live Oaks dripping with species orchids and epiphytes. Here sits the historic Wray Home Museum, built in 1933 by Floyd L. and Jane Wray as a weekend retreat. It is the oldest residence in Broward County west of University Drive. The building was restored in 1991 to depict a typical South Florida country home of the 1930’s.

Nestled in and around the gardens, the Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary is home to over 90 species of Florida native birds and animals, most of whom are permanently injured or non-releasable. The half-acre Free-flight Aviary boasts over 250 wading birds representing over 45 species, and the Bird of Prey Center houses one of the largest raptor collections in the United States. ​

Flamingo Gardens is owned and operated by the Floyd L. Wray Memorial Foundation, Inc. which was established in 1969 by Mrs. Wray in honor of her late husband. Her wish to preserve the core property for future generations and emphasize the flora, fauna, and history of the Florida Everglades is the core of Flamingo Gardens’ mission still today.

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  • "An Oasis! A Zen day of trails, wildlife sancturary, and Gardens & more!!"

    Reviewed 23 September 2017

    It is one of my top 3 places to go in South Florida! What will you find when you enter the lush tropical garden? You can make this experience what you want and each time can be so different! Fabulous...

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  • "so much to see"

    Reviewed 17 August 2017

    Went here today 8/17/2017 Had a really good time. Make sure you bring plenty to drink with you or you can buy from the little cafe out by the flamingoes. Spent 5 hours there could have spent more...

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  • "Very nice"

    Reviewed 16 August 2017

    Well maintained and attractive setting for seeing a large assortment of trees and other plants, some exotic. Much wildlife in natural habitats including owls, storks, pelicans, flamingoes, peacocks...

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Address: 3750 South Flamingo Road 33330. Phone: 954.473.2955 Hours: Flamingo Gardens is open 7 days a week 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.. Closed Thanksgiving day and Christmas day.