Set on an unassuming street in Davie in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the botanical garden of the Flamingo Gardens is located 17 km west from downtown Fort Lauderdale, Everglades’ wildlife shelter.
The entrance to this hidden gem is less than impressive recently reported by guests, but once you have gateways, you are taken into stunning, tropical oasis of about 60 acres filled with roaming peacocks, native Florida wildlife, and over 3,000 plants.
The purpose of the Flamingo Gardens non-profit organization is to conserve endangered, wounded animals and inform the public about the history of the flora and fauna in South Floride.
On-site animals include sea otters, Florida refurbished panthers, a rescued black bear (named Josh), alligators, 250 species of birds and, of course, Caribbean Flamingos as the name of the sanctuary.
A tram tour through the 200 year-old oak trees and tropical woodland was a great experience for recent visitors. It provided an overview of the park. Recent visits saw the tram tour of the park.
The 25-minute journey is free and takes place between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. every 30 minutes.
You can also visit the Wray Home Museum during your visit.
Built in 1933 the restored house is one of Broward County’s oldest houses.
It depicts Southern Flemingo Gardens (then Flamingo groves) in 1927, as a citrus garden, and shows family portraiture of original owners Floyd and Jane Wray.
The Wray Home Museum is open from 10 am until 4:30 pm and your Flamingo Gardens ticket includes admission.
In terms of food, visitors can take in the Flamingo Cafe, overlooking the flaringo pool, sandwiches, snacks, hotdogs and more.
You can go to Garden Grill and Big Orange on-site trucks if you’re looking for burgers, pulled pork sandwiches or smoothies.
Nevertheless, some travelers felt that the café was not something to say and food trucks were overpriced.
There is no outside food within the park, but you can eat at the outdoor picnic tables.
Flamingo Gardens are open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
The parking space is free of charge and is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Acceptance ranges from $12.95 (for children between 3 and 11 years old) to $19.95 (for visitors 12 and older).
Free entry to children 2 and younger, and university students, seniors and military members receive a 20% discount on their proper ID.
Flamingo Gardens recommends organizing transport through a listed taxi or shuttle if you don’t want to drive