Everglades Wonder Gardens Receives Historical Designation
Jun 16, 2017 10:15PM ● Published by Kevin
Photo courtesy of The Everglades Wonder Gardens on Facebook.
Gallery: Everglades Wonder Gardens' Historical Designation Ceremony. All photos courtesy of their Facebook page. [8 Images] Click any image to expand.
The site opened in 1936, originally as the Everglades Reptile Garden, and has been a staple in downtown Bonita Springs ever since.
"Being declared a historic site adds extra requirements during renovations," according to an article by Thaddeus Mast of the Naples Daily News. "Changes made to a historic building in the city must avoid destruction of its cultural significance."
There are more than 35 alligators at the Wonder Gardens, as well as a flock of pink American flamingos, Mast reported. "Trees planted decades ago have grown tall, creating a small haven in downtown Bonita Springs," the article says.For more information and a photo gallery of the plaque presentation, click here.
Information courtesy of NaplesNews.com.