FAQ – Quick Facts

  • Celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2016
  • Owned by the Piper Family for 79 years
  • Not-for-profit Bonita Wonder Gardens, Inc., purchased in April 2015; assumed operations in July 2015
  • The 3.5-acre lush botanical jungle has many native and exotic plant specimens, including African mahogany, kapok, many varieties of palms, fruit and flowering trees, hundreds of orchids and a bromeliads.
  • Home to rescued birds and reptiles, including over two dozen alligators, the only flamingos in Southwest Florida, free-roaming peafowl , guinea fowl, tortoises, and more.
  • Natural History Museum, Picnic Area, and Gift Shop
  • Many  enhancements  made by the non-profit organization and new butterfly & orchid pavilion and tea house opening soon
  • Handicap-accessible ramps
  • Constantly adding new/updating  wildlife exhibits, making the exhibits more interactive and immersive
  • Return of “Big Joe” in the Natural History Museum
  • Educational programs and special events
  • Open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 363 days a year ( closed Thanksgiving & Christmas); Admission rates of $7 for kids 3-12, $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors 65+; free admission for children under 3

For more information, please contact us at info@evergladeswondergardens.com or 239.992.2591.