FAQ – Quick Facts

  • Celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2016 – what a milestone!
  • 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, more than 12 varieties of palms, fruit and nut trees, hundreds of orchids and a bromeliad garden
  • Home to rescued birds and reptiles, including 38 alligators, the only pink flamingos in Southwest Florida, turtles, tortoises, and more
  • Natural History Museum, Picnic Area, and Gift Shop
  • Some of the enhancements already made by the non-profit organization:
  • Handicap-accessible ramps
  • New/updated wildlife exhibits
  • Return of “Big Joe” in the Natural History Museum
  • Educational programs and special events
  • Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Admission rates of $7 for kids 3-12, $12 adults, $10 seniors 65+

For more information, please contact us at info@evergladeswondergardens.com or 239-992-2591.