For thousands of years, humans have studied trees to learn how they too can provide suitable housing for squirrels and grow lemons from their fingertips. Branch out with this Groupon.
$9 for Garden-Festival Admission for One Adult (Up to $18 Value)
On Saturday, February 16, and Sunday, February 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, Flamingo Gardens blossoms into a spectacle of landscape design, garden art, live music, butterflies, and lush foliage. Lectures and tours are available; see the schedule for details. Children aged 3 and younger are regularly admitted for free.
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17th Annual Garden Festival & Bonsai Show at Flamingo Gardens
For 17 years, Flamingo Gardens has gathered plant experts, landscapers, and other gardening connoisseurs to its annual festival. This year, the Broward Bonsai Society joins in the fun with an exhibition of the varied shapes and levels of perfection its miniature trees can hold. Displays from Alexander Farms, Greenhouse Orchids, and other vendors entice the eyes while guests wander about, taking in colorful performances from butterfly stilt-walkers and West African drummers. At the Butterfly Encounter, guests learn lepidopterist lore from expert Mike Rich while feeding live butterflies and teaching them about the updated food pyramid.
Wee ones, meanwhile, can head to the Kids Gardening Zone to decorate their own pots and plant a seed or romp through the gardens on a scavenger hunt. Plant experts also hold classes and demonstrations, including "Mounting Orchids & Basic Orchid Culture," and take guests on guided tours through the botanical gardens.