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Eye of Newt (or Black Mustard Seed)

the movie garden:

scary plants in the movies

September 29 to November 24

10:00am to 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. 

Created by Flamingo Gardens Horticulture Department, the exhibit is a deliciously diabolical exploration of the darker side of nature set in a garden of classic Hollywood scary movie themes. This is a fun-for-all-ages, educational horticulture and science exhibit to pique your interest and challenge your perceptions of the plant world. 

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.

The Movie Garden entices explorers to be inquisitive while learning about botany, history, and the effects that plants have on people, traditions and culture, now and in our past. See up close the surprising strategies that plants have adapted for survival, protection and defense. Scary Plants? You won’t look at your backyard the same way again.

November 20, 2019

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Director of Horticulture, Joe Parr, presents "The Movie Gardens: Scary Plants in the Movies" a behind the scenes look at the plants and the making of the exhibit on Wednesday night in the Gallery at the first meeting of the new Broward Tropical Plant Society. Come find out more about the exhibit and about the new plant society, and how you can get involved! Free and open to the public.

Please enter through the back gate and park in the Employee Parking Lot. Call 954-473-2955 for more information or email info@flamingogardens.org.

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

Image: Echoes of Extinction

September 29 - November 24

Movie Garden: Scary Plants in the Movies

Nov. 30. 2019 - Jan. 12, 2020 

2019 Flamingo Gardens Camera Club Exhibit

January 18 - March 16, 2020
A Flamboyance of Flamingos 
2020 Fabulous Flamingo Contest 

​Broward Art Guild Quick Draw Info

March 21 - May 10, 2020
9th Annual Flamingo Gardens Photo Contest​

​Reception March 20, 2020 , 5-8pm.

2020 entry form and regulations

June 20 - September 13, 2020

Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks

​September 26 - November 22, 2020

Florida Artifacts

​November 28, 2020 - January 10, 2021

2020 Flamingo Gardens Camera Club Exhibit


The Movie Garden exhibit in the Gallery
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Banner Image: Large dinosaur head. Image Text: Flamingo Gardens Lost World of Dinosaurs, May 25-September 2.