Flamingo Gardens

Flamingo Gardens is a 60-acre wildlife sanctuary and botanical garden located in Davie, Florida, just right beside Cooper City. The sanctuary is home to over 3,000 birds, alligators, panthers, otters, and other animals. The gardens feature native plants, flowers, and trees. Visitors can take guided tours of the gardens, go on nature walks, or take a boat ride through the Everglades. Flamingo Gardens is open 365 days a year.

Cooper City is a small town in Broward County, Florida. The town is home to over 30,000 people. Cooper City is known for its parks and recreation facilities. The town has several golf courses, tennis courts, and swimming pools. Cooper City is also home to the Miami Dolphins training facility.

Flamingo Gardens was founded in 1936 by Earl and Florence Hammond. The sanctuary was originally created as a place to rescue and rehabilitate injured animals. Over the years, the sanctuary has expanded to include a botanical garden and nature center. Flamingo Gardens is open 365 days a year and offers a variety of educational programs for children and adults.

Botanical Gardens is a spectacular showcase for more than 3,000 species of rare and exotic plants. The Arboretum contains some of the largest trees in Florida as well!  This is a place where visitors can get lost in the flora and see breathtaking displays that are both beautiful, and fascinating.

The Everglades is a natural region of Southern Florida near Cooper City that is composed of sawgrass marshes, tree islands, and mangrove swamps. The Everglades is home to a variety of plants and animals, including alligators, panthers, and manatees. Visitors to Flamingo Gardens can take a boat ride through the Everglades to see the wildlife up close.

Flamingo Gardens Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the largest collection of Florida’s native wildlife that needs rehabilitation including alligators, bears, bobcats, and non-releasable birds such as eagles. The sanctuary also houses many other amazing creatures such as otters, panthers peacocks, and flamingos! 

The Wray Home Museum is a historic home that was built in 1933 by Floyd L and Jane Wray as their weekend residence. This museum provides visitors to Flamingo Gardens an insight into life back to the 1930s.  They were one of the first residents in Cooper City and the home has been restored to its original condition.

There is plenty to do at Flamingo Gardens, and there is no admission fee! Visitors can take a guided tour of the gardens, go on a nature walk, take a boat ride through the Everglades, or explore the Wray Home Museum.