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Open 7 days a week, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm. Last entry at 4pm.

  Call us at (954) 473-2955

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Botanical Gardens & EVERGLADES Wildlife Sanctuary

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

December 14, 15, 21, & 22

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Mrs. Claus and the elves are visiting Flamingo Gardens to see if the animals have been naughty or nice and they need your help giving the animals their presents at 3pm! Enjoy visits with Santa and other holiday characters starting at 2pm, along with Santa’s Snow Mound, holiday music, contests, and holiday crafts to make & take. Stay after 5pm for the Garden of Lights with the NEW 3-d Projection Mapping Light & Music Show produced by SoFlo Studio starting at 6pm!

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Image: Late night dino safari.

Garden of Lights

Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. 

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2020 Season Calendar

The Movie Garden:

Scary plants in the movies

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December 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, & 29

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Flamingo Gardens hosts Garden of Lights, presented by NBC6, with tens of thousands of lights decorating the Arboretum and Gardens. This special night time viewing event features decorations and holiday scenes adorning the garden pathways including the Borowski Glass Studio Collection, with Santa and other costume characters, Santa’s Snow Mound, interactive life-sized snow globe, and holiday crafts to make & take.  

NEW THIS YEAR! Flamingo Gardens is pleased to announce a new 3-D Projection Mapping Show this year produced by SoFlo Studio! This amazing new light and music show will commence at the Wray Home Museum each night starting at 6:00pm and running continuously until closing. It’s a holiday spectacle sure to please the whole family! 

Garden of Lights admission after 5pm is 25% off regular admission. Animal exhibits, Wray Home Museum, and Narrated Tram tour close at 5pm and are not included. Last entry is at 8:00pm.

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September 29 - November 24, 2019

10:00am - 4:00pm

Flamingo Gardens unveils an original and unique new exhibit inspired by nature’s fiercest and most intriguing garden wonders and the eerie legends that they inspire.


Take a self-guided tour of Flamingo Gardens tropical arboretum to identify real life scary plants in Flamingo Gardens botanical collection. Then step into the Gallery where intrepid adventurers will discover a world of amazing plants and sinister specimens, and the connections they have to Hollywood films. Find out the hair-raising and bone-chilling stories of the plant kingdoms’ most fearsome foliage.

Visit Gallery page for more detail.

2019 Season Calendar

December 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, & 29, 2019
Garden of Lights

December 14, 15, 21, & 22, 2019

Santa's Little Helpers

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Jan. 18-19, 2020
Flamingo Fest

March 1, 2020

8th Annual Food & Wine Benefit

March 14-15, 2020
Bonsai Show & 24th Annual Garden Festival

April 11-12, 2020
39th International Orchid & Bromeliad Show

May 23-25, 2020
Memorial Weekend KidzFest

June 20-21, 2020
Featured Creatures

June 20-September 13, 2020
Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks

July 4, 2020
Old Fashioned Fourth

August 8-9, 2020
Back to School Weekend

September 5-7, 2020

Nature Connects Final Weekend

Oct. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, & 25, 2020
Harvest Festival & 10th Annual Scarecrow Festival

Dec. 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 26, & 27, 2020
Garden of Lights

Dec. 12, 13, 19, & 20, 2020
Santa’s Little Helpers

For more information about events at Flamingo Gardens contact Cori Glick at 954-473-2955 x125 or email events@flamingogardens.org

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