Welcome to Flamingo Gardens, the 60-acre wildlife sanctuary, aviary, zoo, and botanical garden located in Davie, Florida, just west of Fort Lauderdale. This sprawling wildlife wonderland also hosts an onsite museum, daily animal shows, tram tours, onsite cafes, and much more!
Flamingo Gardens was first established in 1927 and is one of the oldest botanical gardens in South Florida, plus one of the last original jungle growths. The gardens contain over 3,000 tropical and subtropical species of plants and trees, including 18 of the largest trees of their species. The largest collection of Florida native wildlife in the state is credited to be here within the gardens, as well. It's easy to see why the gardens have been named one of the 'Top 10 Things to do in Fort Lauderdale' by miami.about.com!
During your visit start out by visiting the gardens themselves, with various specialty gardens such as the Hummingbird Garden, Croton Garden, Bromeliad Garden, and Main Arboretum. The centerpiece is the natural hammock of 200-year-old Live Oaks dripping with orchids and epiphytes, a truly gorgeous native scene. Next, opt-in for a Wildlife Encounter Tour, with chances to see and meet alligators, bobcats, eagles, otters, panthers, peacocks, and, of course, flamingos.
Additional activity options include Narrated Tram Tours, Flamingo Feedings, a visit to the onsite Wray Home Museum, and dining options at the onsite Flamingo Cafe or Garden Grill. You can also spend time shopping at the Zensations Garden Shop before you go!