The Florida Botanical Gardens
encompass 160 acres, with 25 that are developed as tourable areas. The garden's collection includes an array of bromeliads, palms, and native Florida plants
, including aquatics. The gardens also feature an herb demonstration garden, and a tropical fruit demonstration area, which features mango, papaya, passion fruit, pineapple, and a dozen varieties of banana. Visitors to the gardens - which are part of the Pinewood Cultural Park campus - can consult the website's What's In Bloom
guide to find out when individual plants are at their peak. Free tours
are available; reservations are required. Specialized tours can also be arranged for a small fee. Visitors touring the grounds can also see various kinds of wildlife; over 150 types of birds, mammals, and reptiles
, including Bald Eagles, Gopher tortoises and Sherman Fox squirrels, have been spotted on the grounds. The garden grounds are completely handicap accessible.