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Established in 1927, Flamingo Gardens is one of the oldest botanical gardens and attractions in South Florida. Flamingo Gardens is the premier Everglades Learning Center and South Florida Wildlife and Botanical Sanctuary. Flamingo Gardens mission is to depict, preserve, and provide education about the natural and cultural heritage of South Florida and the Everglades in our botanical gardens and wildlife sanctuary.

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10 Things to Know About the Wrays and the Wray Home Museum

Joleen Koehly
Flamingo Gardens was originally founded as Flamingo Groves, a citrus orchard, by Floyd L. and Jane Wray. The Wrays came to Florida in 1925 and were deeply intrigued with the horticultural possibilities of the subtropical locale. They purchased land around and including Long Key in the Everglades, beginning what was to become one of the...
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Eco-teers Tree Tops Park Invasive Plant Removal

Melissa Auld
On Sunday, October 23, 2022, the Eco-teers volunteered at Tree Tops Park in Davie. The project focused on removing invasive plant species such as the air potato and the snake plant These plant species spread ferociously and can displace and prevent native plant growth. A healthy plant community has a variety of shrubs and trees, but invasive...
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More Green, Less Screen

Keith Clark
The amount of time children spend outside in nature has decreased significantly over the years, while the amount of time spent in front of entertainment devices has increased. It is said that the average American child spends less than 30 minutes a day outside in unstructured play but spends more than seven hours a day...
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The Climate Crisis 2022: Part 1- The Greenhouse Gas Effect

Tiffany Engel
Hello, my name is Tiffany. I am a member of the Flamingo Garden’s Eco-teers, a volunteer outreach group that focus on environmental projects in Broward County promoting habitat protection, coastal resilience, and climate education. Today we have teamed up with the CLEO Institute to help connect the dots between climate science, impacts and solutions. The...
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Eco-teers Climate Fair

Keith Clark
On Sunday, November 13, 2022, the Eco-teers presented their first Climate Fair in the courtyard of Flamingo Gardens from 10am to 4pm. The Eco-teers and other community partners presented the fair to educate the public on the impacts of climate change and ways they can make a difference. Guests could visit booths and have their “climate...

Annual Photo Contest

January 14 – February 26, 2023
Davie, FL: Flamingo Gardens asked for your best Flamingo Photographs and that call was truly answered! Sixty-Five photographers submitted 180 photos for consideration. A selection committee narrowed the field to 81 finalists. Finalists will be judged, and winners chosen by Zoo Miami, Ron Magill!
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Eco-teers Dune Restoration

Keith Clark
On December 17th, the Eco-teers worked on a dune restoration in Fort Lauderdale Beach alongside the Youth Environmental Alliance (YEA). 1004 sea oats were planted on the beach located just half a block North of Sunrise and A1A. Sand dunes provide natural coastal protection against storm surge, reducing coastal flooding and structural damage. Sand dunes...
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Volunteer Spotlight:  Nic Lagriola

Keith Clark
Our Volunteer of the Month for December is Nic Lagriola. Nic has consistently been volunteering with us since June and has already provided us with over 200 hours in that time span. He’s always willing to get his hands dirty and can often be seen assisting our Animal Care department with various tasks and projects....
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The Climate Crisis 2022: Part 2- Climate Change Impacts

Ines Rosales
Last month, Flamingo Garden’s Eco-teer Tiffany Engel discussed The Greenhouse Gas Effect in Part 1 of the “Climate Change 101” as presented by the Eco-teers as part of their November 2022 Climate Fair. This month Eco-teer Ines Rosales discusses Climate Change Impacts affecting the world and Florida specifically. Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2020...
Special Event

LOVE through Aromatherapy

Feb 7th, 2023
Join us for an evening of embracing LOVE through Aromatherapy. Learn how to love yourself and open your heart to others from rose, jasmine, and lavender, and live in the frequency of love. Customize a personal facial or body lotion using essential oils.
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Chris’ Curiosities

Chris Maler
Welcome to the inaugural edition of Chris’ Curiosities Hello, and welcome to the inaugural edition of Chris’ Curiosities, a semi-regular column where I discuss some of the more interesting and unique plants which can be found in Flamingo Gardens.   In today’s edition, we dive into the weird world of Arums (Araceae), by looking at one...
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Eye-witness Account of the Great Hurricane of 1926

Elizabeth Kostecki
The Great Hurricane of 1926 with a riveting eye-witness account and photos from the  Flamingo Gardens Archives Hurricanes are always in the news this time of year, reminding us of Hurricane Andrew’s anniversary and the need to be prepared.  There is a long history of hurricanes in South Florida, but the Great Hurricane of 1926...
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Major support for Flamingo Gardens provided by Broward County Cultural Division, the Cultural Council, and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. 

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. 

Flamingo Gardens is grateful for the support received from our corporate sponsors.
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The Wray Home will be closed for painting beginning Saturday, January 21st through Sunday, February 5th.

We apologize for any inconvenience and invite you to come back and see the improvements when it reopens in February.  

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Happy New Year

Flamingo Gardens will be closing at 4:00pm on New Years Eve (12/31) with last entry at 3:00pm.