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Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens

845 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7016
+1 239-472-4119
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Botanical garden tour

If you love trees, plants and flowers you will enjoy touring the botanical garden at Sanibel... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
lacruse
Tropical gardens well worth your time

The gardens at the Sanibel Moorings resort are beautifully maintained and well laid out. Our guide... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ruth F
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Lewistown, Pennsylvania
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The Botanical Gardens of Sanibel Moorings Resort are overflowing with 6 acres of mature and unusual tropical flora and fauna. A must see for plant lovers and Garden Clubs! Guided 90 minute tours every Wednesday at 9am,reservations required. Check in at the office after parking in a GUEST parking space.
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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845 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7016
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+1 239-472-4119
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you love trees, plants and flowers you will enjoy touring the botanical garden at Sanibel Moorings. We enjoyed our time in the garden.

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Kari C, General Manager at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the guided tour! Thank you for coming and thank you for taking the time to share a review. Come back and see us again soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens at the Sanibel Moorings resort are beautifully maintained and well laid out. Our guide was very open with us about the damage that hurricane Irene dealt the gardens and what was responding and what was too far gone. She was entertaining on the...More

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Kari C, General Manager at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for taking our garden tour and sharing your experience. Hurricane Irma definitely left some damage in her wake, but the gardens are coming back stronger than ever! Come back and see us again the next time you are in the area.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to visit this attraction , it's where you will be to, look at the boats. Pretty tropical flowers and bushes. Although it was in the 40's when we visited, the grounds are nice, people very friendly.

Thank Darlene F
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Kari C, General Manager at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our gardens. We are glad to hear you were able to enjoy the tour, despite the colder weather we had. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Saw in a guidebook to call for reservation, which I thought was weird. Glad we did, though, because the guy answering the phone said they are not open to the public anymore. It's possible they had damage from the Sept 2017 hurricane but he was...More

2  Thank Beachlover1425
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Kari C, General Manager at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Hello, thank you for your review. I wanted to reach out and say that the gardens are open and guided tours are provided each Wednesday at 9am. Please call the office to make your reservation (239-472-4119).

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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

I did see Wednesday mentioned in the info about this place. I however didn’t realize it is exclusively open on Wednesday mornings. My party and I went on a Sunday afternoon - we didn’t see any signs indicating where the gardens were located. We went...More

Thank steelergirl314
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

We did the garden tour a couple of years ago and loved it. Decided to do it again, thinking we wouldn't mind a refresher. Turned out to be a completely different experience, since there is a new gardener. Her passion for and knowledge of the...More

Thank Evonne D
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Having lived in Florida for 5 years now, we found the grounds and the identification of the native landscape informative and educational. Free to guests and residents.

Thank Joseph P
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We made a special visit to the Moorings for this botanical gardens. On Wednesday mornings they have tours - and it was a delight! So much variety - with special varieties for the butterflies. Sandra Dee was our guide and her knowledge was broad and...More

Thank Todd F
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

We drove past it because there isn't a sign for the botanical gardens. That's because it's actually just at Sanibel Moorings Resort. They wanted $5 for parking and leaflet. We decided to go for it. If you live in Florida (we are near Tampa Bay)...More

3  Thank passiflora_vining
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

We happened to be staying here so were able to appreciate the gardens every day. One day a week a tour is offered for $5 with the gardener for the general public.

Thank TAGrammy
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colten99
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Response from steelergirl314 | Reviewed this property |
Based upon my experience in December, this is ONLY open on Wednesday morning.
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Robert T
11 March 2016|
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Response from Sanibelgardens | Property representative |
I give guided tours on Wednesdays at 9 am, RSVP required. If you have 10 or more people we can set up a private tour at a different time. Feel free to call the office to schedule your tour. Thank you for your interest in... More
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