Flamingo Gardens

March 7th, 2008  |  by  |  Published in Attractions, Directory  |  2 Comments

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Come and experience “South Florida’s Not-for-Profit, 60-Acre Botanical Gardens & Wildlife Sanctuary”!

You can start with the Xeriscape Garden where you will observe how the uses of various materials appropriate for use in a low maintenance, minimal irrigation garden. Then check out the Butterfly & Hummingbird Gardens, specially designed to attract specific species.

The Tropical Plant House exhibits Orchids, Calatheas as well as other unique plants. Now off to see the Everglades “Free Flight” Aviary, which accommodates five ecosystems of a variety of wading birds. The Bird of Prey Center presents South Florida’s at-risk or endangered birds in their native habitat. Explore Flamingo Island offers Flamingos a thriving section amidst tropical vegetation and waterfalls.

Wander through Alligator Lagoon… a learning exhibit of – you guessed it, Florida’s Alligators! Continue on to The Wildlife Encounter which showcases Florida’s native birds of prey & reptiles. River Otter, Bobcat and Panther Habitats are also here for you to observe & study.

Ride along on the Tour by Tram. It is narrated and lasts for approximately 25 minutes. Journey through the tropical rainforest, native hammock, wetland area, and groves.

Flamingo Gardens also offers educational activities for children. There are four different excursions they can go on:
1. Garden Adventure: 30 minute guided tour of the botanical gardens and Free-flight Aviary, wetlands, rainforest and native hammock habitats, Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary
2. Wildlife Encounter: 2 hour guided tour of the Free-flight Aviary to see Florida’s water and shore birds, Birds of Prey Center, wetlands, rainforest and native hammock habitats, Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary
3. Green Machine: 2 hour class for pre-kindergarten to 4th grade emphasises Florida’s plant kingdom with a tour the wetlands, rainforest and native hammock habitats, Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary. They also pot a small plant to take home.
4. Gardens & Galaxies: Tour includes the Buehler Planetarium and lunch at Flamingo Gardens. Also you will see the Free-flight Aviary, Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary, wetlands, rainforest and native hammock habitats.

Enjoy your expedition!

location Davie, FL
address 3750 S Flamingo Rd.
Davie, FL 33330
phone (954) 473-2955
hours OPEN 7 DAYS 9:30AM - 5:30PM
Except CLOSED on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day
and Mondays from June 1 through October 1 (Open Labor Day)
website http://www.flamingogardens.org

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  1. Jill Luft says:

    December 17th, 2008 at 8:52 am (#)

    Who do I contact regarding I have four white geese in my canal now for almost six months. Where did they come from? And now I have four mallard ducks. Are they supposed to be here in Sunrise, Florida?

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