Last Updated August 10, 2017 8/10/2017

Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida is the Historic Oasis You Can’t Miss

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If you’re looking for a postcard-perfect image of Florida, look no further than Flamingo Gardens in Davie. A 60-acre oasis situated less than 30 minutes from Fort Lauderdale, escape the hustle and bustle of city life to enjoy the tropical setting of this non-profit botanical garden and wildlife sanctuary.

A highlight of Flamingo Gardens is, of course, the flamingos. While not Florida’s official state bird, these pink feathered beauties often represent a postcard image of the Sunshine State. Admire the Caribbean Flamingos in their natural environment, where sparkling waterfalls and tropical vegetation make the perfect backdrop for a souvenir photo. Both adults and children alike will delight in the experience of feeding the flamingos!

Flamingo Gardens, Davie

After you’ve been mesmerized by the dozen of flamingos roaming the Flamingo Pond, you can visit the 25,000 square foot free-flight aviary and observe the hundreds of wading birds, or head to the black bear, river otter, and bobcat habitats to see some of Florida’s other local wildlife up close and personal.

Flamingo Gardens, Davie

For something a little less fearsome, head to the Butterfly and Hummingbird gardens to see an array of colorful winged creatures. Separated into various garden areas, here you can explore a Tropical Rainforest & Wetlands Area, Florida Wildflower Garden and an Arboretum & Champion Trees area with hundreds of exotic trees. Little ones can get on in the fun too, with a children’s garden that showcases a variety of plants that they can touch and smell.

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Flamingo Gardens, Davie

Home to some of the last naturally occurring jungle in South Florida, nature enthusiasts can soak in the views of the 3,000 varieties of trees in plants peppered around the property. The lush surroundings offer a look at the 150-year-old live oak trees, with exotic native plants scattered throughout the different garden spaces.

A narrated tram tour takes you around the park through a tropical rainforest, fruit groves and original jungle growth as it was over 100 years ago, while those who prefer to explore on foot will find beautifully paved walkways to get around. Step back in time at the small museum housed in the original house of the previous owners, where you’ll find antiques and period furniture that reflect life in Florida in the 1930s.

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Flamingo Gardens, Davie

Opened by Floyd L. and Jane Wray in 1927, Flamingo Gardens was originally a citrus orchard called Flamingo Groves. The two purchased 320 acres of land, marking the beginning of what was to become one of the first botanical gardens and tourist attractions in South Florida. One of the oldest botanical gardens in the state, Flamingo Gardens is not only a fascinating place to visit, but it’s an iconic piece of Florida’s history.

Flamingo Gardens

  • Address: 3750 S Flamingo Rd, Davie, FL 33330
  • Phone: (954) 473-2955
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