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Address: 1825 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704-4397
Phone Number: +1 727-551-3100
10:00 - 16:30
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Great old Florida Attraction

This botanical garden is how old Florida used to be. Lots of different varieties of plants and flowers. Great day trip to pack a picnic lunch.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This botanical garden is how old Florida used to be. Lots of different varieties of plants and flowers. Great day trip to pack a picnic lunch.

Thank kmccurdy614
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We used a Groupon for our visit and it was one of the best we've used. Lovely tranquil environment mostly in shade from a hot sun. Well laid out with colourful plants, impressive trees on display. Plenty of places to sit and take in the environment, we saw a yoga class taking place which seemed ideal for the setting.

Thank MartynG_11
Wincham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We use to come here every year in the 90's and early 00's and really enjoyed it. This was our first trip back since 2004 and we're not sure if we're looking through rose tinted glasses but we felt dissapointed. The gardens for us have lost the wilderness feel and are now more manicured, it felt the emphasis had changed... More 

Thank Peter O
Dearborn, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The grounds were beautiful to walk through with thriving plant life. Unfortunately, they keep half a dozen or so birds in cages which is why I gave it 3 stars instead of 5. I don't see the need for this at this type of attraction and it is just depressing really.

Thank Catie C
Stuart, Florida
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51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I used to live about six blocks away and had last visited back in 1982(?) but at that time things were going down hill and a place that you wouldn't go back to. So we decided to take a chance and go based on what we knew. And to our surprise things had changed big time. I found out that... More 

Thank TerryJ16
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This garden was one man's dream. It was willed to the state for care, and there still needs some more to be done. Although there are some paved paths, they are uneven and stop abruptly so I wouldn't recommend this as a great place for someone in a wheelchair. There's a small flock of flamingoes, but all the other birds... More 

Thank Chocaureus
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice botanical garden but not nearly as memorable as others that I have visited. It is well manicured, and has the advantage of being handicapped friendly. I was somewhat disappointed that there weren't more plants blooming. The flamingos were a surprise.

Thank Ann W
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to the St. Pete area often and never thought of visiting Sunken Gardens. So glad my sister suggested this place to visit. You'll see not only 100 year old palm trees but many types of plants/trees that grow well in this area. An unexpected treat -- 20 flamingos recently purchased for the Gardens. I could have spent... More 

Thank Connie G
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gardens are beautiful, can be very hot in the summer months. Nice paths to stroll thru and areas to sit and relax. Large variety of plants & flowers. Stroll thru the gardens and then dine at right on the premise.

Thank Eleanor R
St. Petersburg, Florida
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to take a beautiful stroll through incredible fauna and it will truly amaze you and your family

Thank vjb36

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