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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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  • "Awesome"

    Reviewed 19 July 2017

    Went here in Sunday morning, great time with the family. The dinosaur display is my favorite thing to see and trolley ride is awesome you get to see the whole garden in the comfort of the vehicle...

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  • "Very neat"

    Reviewed 15 July 2017

    Do you like odd trees and plants, animals, and learning about dinosaurs? If so this place is for you. Lots of very neat plants to see. Almost like your back in the prehistoric ages. Along the way you...

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  • "Can't believe I've never been here before!!!"

    Reviewed 15 July 2017

    This place is great !! Perfect for these summer days because it has beautiful trees that give off tons of shade . The dino exposition is small , yet so awesome for my little one. Take the train...

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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.