PHOTO ESSAY: Flamingo Gardens

Flamingos

I found the flamingos at Flamingo Gardens

I was too busy admiring the plants and animals to find out what their names are. Sorry.

I was too busy admiring the plants and animals to find out what their names are. Sorry.

Shhhh….Can you hear it? The swish of the palms as the winter breeze rushes by. The cry of the peacocks, who sound eerily like cats making a point. The giggle of a kid who has just discovered the iguana.

Flamingo Gardens, a botanical garden on the western outskirts of Fort Lauderdale, has a tram tour through old Florida lands, one of Florida’s highest points (Don’t bother bringing the skis), and a few old citrus trees. Walking paths wind past birds who have been rescued and now find refuge here. All kinds of birds swoop around visitors inside The aviary. Towering live oaks and regal palms, lush green plantings dotted with exotic flowers. Take a look.

© Text and photos Mary K. Tilghman

 

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