A well-groomed garden lends beauty to a home, creates a space for relaxing outdoors, and sends the message that an army of thorns is ready to thwart spontaneous dodge-ball attacks. Keep the gym class off your yard with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of plants and garden accessories at Flamingo Road Nursery in Davie.
For 15 years, Flamingo Road Nursery's fertile grounds have bloomed with a large assortment of orchids, tropical plants, perennials, and fruits as well as fountains, yard art, and a concrete statuary. Plant your own paradise with a 7-gallon potted palm tree or reap the fruits of a citrus tree, which can grow up to provide fresh-squeezed juice or a place for nomadic caterpillars to pitch their tents. Shoppers can give back to the garden with plants such as a eugenia myrtifolia ($8.99) or a ficus alii ($8.99), or outfit landscapes with a wide variety of outdoor furniture, pottery, and decorative sculpture. The lush array of flora fluctuates according to season and availability.
Flamingo Road Nursery
Flamingo Road Nursery owner Jim Dezell is used to the surprise on people's faces when they come to the nursery for the first time. "People commonly come in and say, ‘Wow, I never knew there was a garden center like this,’" he says. Maybe they're wowed by the park-like landscaping, complete with display gardens designed to inspire shoppers with ideas for plant combinations. Maybe they're blown away at the fountains, statues, and thousands of pieces of pottery. Or maybe they've just seen the pond surrounded by colorfully painted "shops" and palm trees. It's a "true experience" that's as much about shopping as it is about creating "memory and traditions", wrote Today's Garden Center in 2011, when it picked Flamingo Road Nursery as the most revolutionary garden center in the nation.
In addition to helping shoppers navigate the selection of flowers, trees, and other plants, the knowledgeable staff can also help them complete landscaping projects with outdoor artwork, waterfalls, and more. "It's professional advice here," says Jim. "We really try to understand our customers' needs and offer solutions that will both excite them and provide long-term enjoyment." He even recommends people bring in dimensions and photos of their space so the staff can get a better idea of what will grow well there. Flamingo Road Nursery offers delivery and complete installation services. Other garden-centric items, such as fountains and colorful adirondack furniture, give customers more chances to enjoy their outdoor living spaces.
The nursery also hosts an on-site Farmers Market shop, which hosts a large assortment of fresh fruits, vegetables, and artisan foods—some of the produce is even picked at the nursery itself. On the weekends, a beekeeper visits the store to explain how bees make honey to visiting kids, using the in-store observation beehive as a teaching tool. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, authentic southern BBQ including pulled pork, sausage, chicken, brisket and ribs that have been slowly smoked for 5–10 hours are served under the giant tiki hut. The nursery holds seasonal celebrations as well, including an annual fall festival with pumpkin patch and a Christmas festival replete with sleigh rides, Santa visits, and a Christmas tree forest.
1655 Flamingo Rd.
Davie, Florida 33325Get Directions