Built in 1933, the original weekend 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.
Arboretum & Champion Trees
With thousands of orchid plant species, along with the dedication of our Flamingo Gardens volunteer group, the Orchidteers, Flamingo Gardens has grown into one of the largest botanical garden orchid collections in South Florida. Our collection contains thousands of orchids, including genera such as Cymbidiums, Cattleyas, Dendrobiums, Encyclias, Phalaenopsis and Vandas. The Arboretum offers impressive exotic hybrids which allow continual year-round displays of orchid blooms while the Hardwood Hammock and wetlands areas Florida native orchid species.
GINGER & HELICONIA GARDENS
Flamingo Gardens was once the national repository for the International Heliconia Society which was founded at Flamingo Gardens in 1984, and has one of the foremost collections of plants of the zingerberales family. Efforts are underway to catalog and restore both collections, but the plants are on display mainly throughout the East Arboretum.
Located in the West Arboretum, the Croton Garden houses one of the largest collections of Croton varieties in the United States.
Tropical Fern Garden
Live Oak Hammock
Tropical Rainforest & Wetlands Area
Accessible by the Narrated Tram Tour, the back 50 acres features some of the last tropical hardwood forest growth in South Florida, untouched since it was once settled by the Seminole Indians. The tour also includes a tropical rainforest area, native hardwood hammock, wetlands area, and the tropical fruit tree groves. Other gardens of note include:
Opening March 4th, 2023
Opening March 4th, 2023The Butterfly Conservatory provides a supportive environment for raising Broward County-native butterflies for release, all while education and engaging our guests. The 1,600 square-foot structure houses a variety of native hosts and nectar plants, along with a live display portraying the life cycle of the butterfly. Putting our own teaching into practice, we strive to release nearly 12,000 butterflies every year, with weekly if not daily releases, to help re-establish native butterfly populations throughout the gardens and in the wild.
The Bauman Family Foundation Cactus & Succulent Garden
Completed in 2022, the garden showcases an array of succulent plants from around the globe. Specimens of Agave, Dracaena, Euphorbia, Kalanchoe, and an assortment of other cacti and succulents are displayed in a designed landscape setting of red gravel and caprock. Two ‘Tree of Life’ Baobab trees provide a canopy.