The Wray Botanical Collection at Flamingo Gardens consists of over 3000 tropical and sub-topical plants and trees, and is home to 21 of the largest trees of their species as designated by the Florida Forest Service. It includes the largest tree in the Florida Champion Tree register, a non-native Cluster Fig that measures 649 inches (54 feet 1 inch) in circumference, 102 feet in height, and a crown span of 95 feet.
The Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary at Flamingo Gardens has the distinction of being the largest collection of Florida native wildlife in the State, with over 83 native species including alligators, bobcats, panthers, otters, eagles, peacocks and, of course flamingos. It also contains one of the largest free-flight aviaries in the country and one of the premiere River Otter breeding programs.
Built in 1933, the original residence of Floyd and Jane Wray has since been restored to provide visitors to Flamingo Gardens a glimpse of life in South Florida in the 1930s.
Live presentation featuring Florida’s native wildlife, such as birds of prey and reptiles and their relationship to the environment presented each day at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 weather permitting.
A narrated tram ride through the tropical rainforest, native hammock, wetland area, and groves including some of the last natural jungle growth in South Florida. The tour is fully narrated, lasting approximately 25 minutes, leaving every hour, on the hour, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Step back in time at the Tropical Marketplace where you can find fresh fruit smoothies and fresh-squeezed juces, old fashioned sodas and candies, homemade pies and jellies, sandwiches, and more. Open Wednesday through Sunday 10:30am to 4pm.
Our quaint lunch cafe is situated in the middle of Flamingo Gardens next to the Flamingo Pond. Choose from a menu of freshly made deli sandwiches, hot dogs, chili, and an assortment of snacks and beverages served daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.