Originally a thriving citrus business and weekend retreat know as Pine Island Ridge, Flamingo Gardens was renamed by owner Jane Wray, who started the Floyd L. Wray Memorial Foundation in 1969 to honor her late husband and then later opened the gardens to the public in 1975.
The Flamingo Gardens are located in the southeast Florida town of Davie, near Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood.
The Flamingo Gardens have provided a vital role in preserving the Everglades since 1960 by educating visitors on the importance of preservation.
The Flamingo Gardens feature many wildlife and botanical attractions, including a 25,000 square foot aviary, bird of prey center and the historical 1930s Wray home.
While the gardens do in fact feature a flamingo pond with the beautiful pink birds in their natural environment, the flamingos are not the focus or attraction.