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Plantation Botanical Garden

501 N Fig Tree Lane
Plantation, FL   33317

botanical gardens

The Plantation Arboretum & Botanical Garden is home to over 50 species of trees and palms native to Florida and around the world. A center path directs the eye and movement through the middle of the site while an undulating pathway separates the trees into different groves.

There is a Lignum Vitae commemorative tree, a palm grove, a flowering tree grove, a fruit grove, a giant tree collection and a native tree grove under development.

The site is artistically and musically enhanced by the artwork of Ross Barrable, a Colorado artist and harpist and creator of the garden’s Windharp. The strength of the wind that passes through the strings moderates the sound generated by the harp perched high above the steel pedestal. The gardens also feature a playground and exercise stations.

The City’s MURT (Multi-Use Recreational Trail) system runs through the Botanical Gardens and a steel bridge at the far west end connects the gardens with the NW 5th Street/NW 65th Avenue trail head.

 

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