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. Join the pursuit of leafy progress with today’s Groupon to the 16th Annual Butterfly & Garden Festival at Flamingo Gardens on March 3 and March 4 in Davie. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get one children’s admission (up to a $10 value), valid for guests 4–11 years old. Children 3 or younger receive free admission.
- For $9, you get one adult admission (up to an $18 value).<p>
The 16th Annual Butterfly & Garden Festival takes place on Saturday, March 3, and Sunday, March 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Life hums through the more than 3,000 species of flora that fill Flamingo Gardens, creating a kaleidoscopic backdrop for the two-day butterfly-and-garden festival. The Butterfly Encounter Pavilion houses an interactive experience during which fully grown caterpillars soar from person to person, nibbling on hand-fed food and whispering sweet-nothings into butterfly-shaped ears. Staffers orchestrate a butterfly release each day at noon, where guests may watch the delicate flutterings of native Florida butterflies. Youngsters explore the gardening zone for kids or civilly debate how many butterflies Superman could carry, and adults follow their noses to food and a tropical wine tasting event hosted by Florida Citrus Winery. A live performance by Treebo with Noel Lorica launches finger-picked strains of guitar into the warming air on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and vendors showcase their wares, which range from plant and gardening supplies to butterfly-themed art and décor.
Though the 16th Annual Butterfly & Garden Festival at Flamingo Gardens sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Flamingo Gardens a spot on Groupon’s Best of 2011 list.
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.