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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Florida residents can now put some more magic in their week with the newest ticket introduced at Walt Disney World Resort - the Disney Weekday Select Pass. The new pass offers Florida residents more than 180 weekdays of fun at all four Walt Disney World theme parks, along with extras like special Passholder discounts, Passholder-only events and exclusive Passholder newsletters. All for less than a dollar a day!
Prices are $169 plus tax for guests ages 10 and above; $149 plus tax for guests ages 3-9. Block-out days apply (Saturdays and Sundays, plus Dec. 19, 2009-Jan. 1, 2010; March 27-April 7, 2010; June 12-Aug. 19, 2010; Dec. 18, 2010-Jan. 1, 2011) and proof of Florida residency is required. Passes are non-transferable and valid for one year from date of issuance. Guests can receive more information and purchase passes online at Weekday Resident Pass
3600 West Sample Road
Pompano Beach, FL 33066
Since its doors first opened in the Spring of 1988, Butterfly World has introduced hundreds of thousands of visitors to the wonders of Lepidoptera and the natural world around us all. Butterfly World is the largest butterfly facility in the world today.
Come and walk through tropical, flowering gardens in six giant screened aviaries filled with ten thousand LIVE exotic butterflies. Waterfalls and the world’s most amazing birds enhance the gardens. Hand feed the small parrots in the Lorikeet Encounter! Botanical Gardens, Macaw Landing, Museum/Insectarium, Live Bug Zoo, Outdoor Cafes, Gift & Plant Shops. The perfect adventure for everyone!
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, FL 33156
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is one of the world’s premier tropical botanical gardens, internationally renowned for its research, conservation, horticulture and education programs. Fairchild combines the beauty of its location—the only region in the continental U.S. where tropical plants can be grown outdoors year-round with its role as a living museum, laboratory, center of learning and conservation research facility.
Open to the public in 1938 this one of kind 83 acre tropical wonder was designed by the Olmstead Group, the designers of New York's Central Park. It includes such wonders as The Windows to the Tropics a 16 thousand square foot conservatory displaying over 1900 plants form the humid tropics, The Palmetum,a collection of widely recognized as the most important in the world and the Richard H Simons Rainforest, a collection of rainforest tropicals from south Florida, Latin America and around the world.
Fairchild also plays an important role in preserving biodiversity; the garden’s scientists and staff are contributors to an intense global effort to identify, understand and conserve plants and endangered plant species. The mission of Faichild is to save tropical plant diversity by exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants; fundamental to this task is inspiring a greater knowledge and love for plants and gardening so that all can enjoy the beauty and bounty of the tropical world.
McKee Botanical Gardens
350 US Highway 1
Vero Beach, FL 32962
McKee Botanical Garden, Inc. is located at the southern gateway to Vero Beach, Florida, with the mission of "nurturing and enhancing a historic garden in a unique tropical setting for the education, enjoyment and enrichment of all."
In 1922, the McKee-Sexton Land Company was established in Vero Beach, Florida. This partnership purchased an 80-acre tropical hammock along the Indian River in 1929 and McKee Jungle Gardens was born. By the 1940's more than 100,000 tourists were visiting McKee Jungle Gardens each year, making it one of Florida's most popular attractions. In the early 1970's, attendance dwindled and the garden was forced to close its doors in 1976. The land was sold and all but 18 acres were developed. The remaining acreage, zoned for additional development, sat vacant for twenty years. In 1994, the Indian River Land Trust launched a fund-raising campaign and successfully purchased the property on December 1, 1995. Money was raised to purchase, stabilize and restore the Garden. The Garden held its formal Dedication November, 2001 and has been open to for the pleasure of all to see.
The garden is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a historic Florida landmark. It has been endorsed by The Garden Conservancy as a project of National Significance and received the Florida Trust's "Outstanding Achievement in Landscape Architecture" in 2002.
McKee Botanical Garden is known for its 18-acre subtropical jungle hammock, filled with plants appropriate for horticultural growing zone 9B(South Florida). This dense and diverse collection also features several restored architectural treasures.
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Bok Tower Gardens
1151 Tower Boulevard
Lake Wales, FL 33884
Escape to the unforgettable landscapes found only at Bok Tower Gardens, voted Florida’s “Best Garden” by readers of Florida Monthly Magazine! Discover and explore the breathtaking sights found around every corner of the meandering garden paths.
Best of all – there are no lines to wait in! This truly is a place where you can find time to sit back, relax and enjoy nature’s show.
Bok Tower Gardens is a place that has something for everyone! Here you can explore the landscaped gardens of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and one of Florida’s natural habitats on the Pine Ridge Trail. You can also discover the history of Edward W. Bok and the building of his 205 foot Singing Tower and tour the historic Pinewood Estate mansion to catch a glimpse of the luxurious lifestyle of the 1930s.
Tucked away throughout the Gardens the curious will find secret garden paths, picture rubbing posts as well as three geocache locations!
Children can borrow one of our Discovery Back Packs which is filled with books and activities to enjoy throughout the Gardens or find your way around with our Garden Hunt.
Bok Tower Gardens is open 365 days a year from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with last admission at 5 p.m. The Visitor Center, Blue Palmetto Café and Tower & Garden Gift Shop is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Singing Tower carillon bells can be heard every half-hour and daily concerts are at 1 & 3 p.m
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
4700 Southwest 58th Drive
Gainesville, FL 32608
Sixty-two acre Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is Florida’ most diverse botanical garden. The name Kanapaha is derived from the Timucua Indian words for "palmetto leaf" and "house." Taken together, they refer to the thatched dwellings that were home to the original residents of a small Timucua village on the western shore of Lake Kanapaha. Its 24 major gardens include the state’s largest Bamboo Garden, a Vinery, Palm Hammock, Rock Garden, Rose Garden and the largest Herb Garden in the Southeast. Its extensive water gardens display a great variety of aquatic and wetland plants including Egyptian papyrus (bulrushes) and the world’s largest water lily, the giant Amazonian Water Platter, whose 6’ diameter leaves have upturned margins.
The facility is wheelchair accessible and dogs are allowed on leash. There is a public picnic area and rental facilities for social functions. Both indoor and outdoor facilities are available for weddings, receptions, retreats, conferences, and other social functions. An exceptional gift shop offers a varied and unusual array of items including original art and treasures from the natural world
Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 North Forest Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803
Nestled in a residential community and five minutes from downtown Orlando is Harry P. Leu Gardens, a 50-acre outdoor “living museum.” Leu Gardens is Central Florida’s only non-profit institution devoted to the scientific study and aesthetic display of plants, featuring more than 8,000 species ranging from camellias to cacti.
The Gardens are named after the last owner of the estate, a successful Florida businessman and horticulture enthusiast. Mr. Leu purchased the property in 1936 and spent over 25 years cultivating his diverse collection of plants. Mr. Leu and his wife, Mary Jane, traveled extensively around the world collecting seeds and plants, especially camellias, roses and azaleas. Leu Gardens is now home to one of the largest and most historic camellia collection in the country.
In 1961, Mr. Leu deeded his estate to the City of Orlando with the stipulation that the property be developed as a garden for the public. Through careful nurturing, the grounds have grown into one of America’s finest gardens. Under Leu Garden’s canopy of ancient oak trees, visitors stroll down winding pathways through spectacular gardens showcasing camellias, roses, tropical plants, palms, cycads, citrus, bamboo, and more. Over 40 different plant collections are found throughout the gardens.
Opened to the public in 1962, Leu Gardens has grown to serve the Orlando community as a setting for civic events, meetings, weddings and educational classes year round. In the heart of the gardens is the Leu House Museum, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
811 South Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida is a not-for-profit institution fostering understanding and appreciation of tropical plants, especially epiphytes (plants that grow on other plants), through programs of research, conservation, education and display. Selby Gardens is perhaps best known for its living collection of more than 6,000 orchids.
The 9.5-acre bayfront property is an open-air and under-glass museum of more than 20,000 colorful plants, many collected in the wild on over 150 scientific expeditions to tropical rain forests by Selby Gardens research staff. Seven greenhouses are the heart of botanical research and plant identification, for which Selby Gardens is internationally recognized.
Throughout the grounds of the historic Selby estate are many distinct garden areas, including the Tropical Display House with its lush rain forest atmosphere, the towering Bamboo Pavilion, Banyan Grove, Cactus and Succulent Garden and Cycad Collection. Also on the grounds is the former Christy Payne Mansion, a unique example of eclectic Southern Colonial architecture. The Mansion, on the National Register of Historic Places, is the home to ever-changing botanical art and photography exhibits.
Mounts Botanical Gardens
531 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest public garden, the 14-acre Mounts Botanical Garden offers 50,000 yearly visitors a natural, up-close experience with more than 2,000 species of tropical and subtropical plants, both native and exotic, of wetland and arid land, edible and poisonous. There are flowering trees and shrubs, tropical fruit trees, bromeliads, palms, herbs, roses, a vegetable garden and other specialty plants interwoven throughout the landscape.
Mounts Botanical Garden promotes gardens and gardening unique to the subtropics. The Garden exhibits and evaluates materials environmentally suitable for home, commercial and public landscapes while providing opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to learn the art, science and joy of gardening. Highlights include a maze for children, group tours led by Garden docents, and the beautiful new Shade and Color Island.
The Garden offers a full schedule of monthly lectures, workshops and botanical tours, including seasonal courses in tropical gardening, and the Spring and Fall Plant Sales (the fourth weekends of April and October), offering an incredible selection of tropical and special plants perfect for South Florida. Plus, a Fall Family Festival, Spring Benefit, Connoisseurs Garden Tour, Refining the Garden Seminar and more.
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