When the sun is shining brightly and the ocean breeze is softly blowing, there is nothing more satisfying than visiting one of the many aesthetically pleasing gardens in South Florida to see all the spring flowers in bloom. Once you find that Garden of Eden, it is time to shut out the rest of the world and absorb all the gifts that nature that has brought to us in the form of blossoming flowers.


Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

900 N. Birch Road
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
(954) 563-5393

Bonnet House is a huge historic mansion that is surrounded by some of the most exquisite and tranquil gardens in all of South Florida. Whatever type of garden sparks your fancy can be found right here within the Bonnet Gardens. You will find a desert garden with arid plantings, a hibiscus garden and a courtyard area filled with all kinds of tropical vegetation. For all you orchid lovers, the Bonnet Museum and Gardens has one of the largest orchid collections in all of the Southeastern United States. The flowers will amaze and mesmerize you, calling you back to check out the summer, fall and winter collection of flowers as the year progresses on.


Fairchild Tropical Gardens

10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
(305) 667-1651

Nestled in one of the oldest areas in the South Miami area, Fairchild Tropical Gardens has to be one of the most alluring and all-time favorite gardens of Miami residents. It boasts of ravishing spring flowers, so much so, that brides and grooms are eager to say their “I do’s” here or use the gardens as a backdrop for prom photos. By visiting the Fairchild Gardens website, you can learn what flowers just happen to be in bloom during the month that you would like to visit. There are over 3,400 different species and a full, hands-on horticultural educational center to learn as little or as much as you would like about each variety of flower. With this much scenery in bloom, you can be assured that you will also encounter some very unique butterflies fluttering overhead, taking you into an imaginative world.


Jungle Island

1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, Florida 33132
(305) 400-7000

Hidden away on its own private island, Jungle Island has so much to offer. You will come across parrots, a small petting zoo, educational programs and the hidden treasure of some of the most bewitching spring flowers that you could ever take in. Yellow cordic lutea, brightly colored bougainvillea, tithonia diversifolia and unusual bromeliads will hold your attention for the entire afternoon. Take a leisurely stroll and see how much nature and hidden treasures that Jungle Island has to offer.

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Flamingo Gardens

3750 S. Flamingo Road
Davie, Florida 33330
(954) 473-2955

The entire family will enjoy gazing at the magnificent flowers flourishing in this 60-acre Botanical Garden and Wildlife Sanctuary. It seems hard to believe that there are 3000 species of plants and trees throughout the property. Flamingo Gardens is also one of the oldest botanical gardens in South Florida, dating back to 1927. The wildflowers, ginger and heliconia are simply ravishing. There are also orchids, calatheas and other unique tropical plants, including bromeliads and crotons. Brilliant and vibrant blossoms attract adorable hummingbirds and unusual butterflies. Children will benefit from visiting the on-site interactive garden, where they can touch and smell as they walk along and learn how plants benefit man and wildlife.


Mounts Botanical Garden

559 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, Florida 33415
(561) 233-1757

Many people don’t even realize that right off one of the busiest roads in South Florida sits a garden community with flowers that will surely put you in a zen state of mind. The flowers originated from six different continents, each different variety having a distinct beauty that is readily admired by all. Make it your own garden for an hour, for an afternoon or for the day. It is guaranteed that you will be heading back because there are so many smaller gardens within the expanse of the property. There is the butterfly garden, rainbow garden, edible landscape, Garden of Well-Being, Garden of Extremes, begonia garden, rose and fragrance garden, and many more. The Mounts Botanical Garden website gives flower enthusiasts the ability to see what type of flowers are blooming within a particular month. Admission is free, although donations are appreciated. If you see a flowering plant that you cannot live without, it may just be one of the plants for sale and ready for you to take home that day.

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A longtime resident of Palm Beach County in South Florida, Hope Wilkos divides her passions between writing, fashion and scuba diving. With the gift of self-expression, Hope has used her writing skills to cover memorable events over the last five years and share that thrill and accomplishment with her readers. To achieve your goals, Hope strongly believes that you must “Follow Your Dream.”