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The dedicated gardener: Dorothy Tinney presides over Sarasota's Jungle Gardens. (Faces).



While Jungle Gardens Jungle Gardens is a 250-acre botanical garden and bird sanctuary located on Avery Island, Louisiana (near the town of New Iberia). The gardens are open daily except for major holidays; an admission fee is charged.  may be known for alligators and roller-skating macaws, it's really a place for plant lovers. And that's how Dorothy Tinney wants it to remain.

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 first saw the potential in the 10 acres of swamp in north Sarasota back in the 1930s. He drained the property, built spring-fed ponds and brought in many of the tropical plants, eventually admitting the public in 1940. After a series of owners, Tinney's father, the late Arthur C. Allyn--yes, the same Allyn who flew planes, collected butterflies and owned the Chicago White Sox--purchased it in 1971.

Tinney inherited inherited

received by inheritance.


inherited achondroplastic dwarfism
see achondroplastic dwarfism.

inherited combined immunodeficiency
see combined immune deficiency syndrome (disease).
 her father's passion for plants, and in 1985 inherited the gardens as well. She flies to Sarasota from her home in Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, city (1990 pop. 281,140), seat of El Paso co., central Colo., on Monument and Fountain creeks, at the foot of Pikes Peak; inc. 1886. It is a year-round resort and a booming military, technological, and commercial city.  and spends two weeks here every month, involved in every detail of preserving and planting native Florida plants along the winding paths. She's also growing the garden's educational possibilities with a new museum and a nonprofit A corporation or an association that conducts business for the benefit of the general public without shareholders and without a profit motive.

Nonprofits are also called not-for-profit corporations. Nonprofit corporations are created according to state law.
 foundation. She has no plans to sell: "This was never a real estate investment."
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Author:Burns, Susan
Publication:Sarasota Magazine
Date:Nov 1, 2002
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