You can see peacocks and flamingos roaming around in plenty of spots in South Florida, however, there is one garden in Davie that gives you the opportunity to admire them up close without stepping onto private property. Flamingo Gardens is a 60-acre botanical garden featuring flamingoes, peacocks and other wild birds, all waiting for you to feed them.
The garden is home to over 90 species of Florida native birds and animals, boasting live oaks with Spanish moss and one-of-a-kind florals. Nestled in the middle of Fort Lauderdale, the garden protects Florida fauna and flora providing a secluded environment for these species.
Currently, Flamingo Gardens has an exhibit called Lost World of Dinosaurs showcasing realistic dinosaur replicas and real dinosaur skeletons and fossils. The exhibit will last until Sept. 2.
During September the gardens will be open to the public for $7 during Saturdays and Sundays. Usually, the admission price costs $19.95 per adult. The selected days for this discount price are Sept. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29, 2019.
The flock of flamingoes and male peacocks roaming freely in the gardens provide a wonderful photoshoot opportunity. In addition, Flamingo Gardens is definitely one of the most relaxing spots to take a stroll.
During your visit, you can also take a narrated tram tour through the botanical wildlife refuge and explore the alligators, owls and other animals.
According to Colleen, a Yelp user, "It's a sweet mixture of botanical garden and wildlife rescue that is just a lovely, peaceful, old-Florida place to visit and experience."
Address: 3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie, FL 33330
Hours: daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Why you need to go: This venue has peacocks roaming around the gardens and flamingoes that you can feed.