Flamingo Gardens is open Martin Luther King Day, January 17, 2022
Monday thru Sunday 9:30am to 5:00pm, last entry at 4pm
ARANDA ORCHID GARDEN
We have just installed 300 Aranda orchids in a new Aranda Garden just across the footbridge in front of the waterfall. Also known as “sun orchids,” Aranda orchids are a man-made hybrid of Arachnis and Vandaorchids and can take full sun. The general rule is the thinner the orchid leaf the more sun a plant can handle. These orchids have terete (cylindrical) or semi-terete leaves so, when they are acclimated, they will thrive in Florida’s full sun. All the existing blooms have been cut off so the plants’ strength goes to growing and then to blooming again later in the season.
The new Aranda Orchid Garden is part of the Beauty of Orchids exhibition opening in March of 2022.
AVIARY and AVIARY CENTER RENOVATION
Thanks to a $125,000 grant from The Batchelor Foundation and an additional $50,000 grant from the Freed Foundation, the 30-year old Free-Flight Aviary and other surrounding bird aviaries are getting a much-need facelift! The Free-flight Aviary now has a new entrance, the rusting steel supports have been cleaned and painted, and the interior ponds have been de-mucked and cleaned. The three remaining parrot aviaries in the courtyard have been enlarged and moved inside the Arboretum for better protection. (Thanks to the Scott Family Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward, another parrot aviary was previously moved into the Arboretum in 2020.) Currently the Golden Eagle Aviary is being rebuilt, and the Hawk Walk will then be renovated just in time for the thirty year anniversary!
THANK YOU DONORS
THANK YOU TO THE CROCODILIAN HABITAT DONORS:
Gifts of $100 or more will be recognized on the donor recognition plaque.
PLATINUM DONORS ($10,000 to $19,999)
Friends of Flamingo Gardens
DIAMOND DONORS ($5,000 to $9,999)
GOLD DONORS ($2,500 to $4,999)
SILVER DONORS ($1,000 to $2,499)
Fidelity Charitable Foundation
BRONZE DONORS ($500 to $999)
EXHIBIT DONORS ($100 to $499)
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Botanical Garden and Everglade Wildlife Sanctuary
3750 S. Flamingo Rd, Davie, FL 33330-1614
Phone (954) 473-2955
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