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Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens

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Address: 845 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7016
Phone Number:
+1 239-472-4119
Today
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Botanical Gardens of Sanibel Moorings Resort are overflowing with 6...

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. Self Guided Tours are available daily 8am-5pm (No Tours available on Holidays or Holiday weekends), check in at the office after parking in a GUEST parking space.

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Botanical garden

Lovely and very interesting botanical garden. Lots of beautiful plantings and an excellent tour guide who knew her stuff!

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Pat H
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Washington, MI
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Washington, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely and very interesting botanical garden. Lots of beautiful plantings and an excellent tour guide who knew her stuff!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely accommodations in the gulf of mexico. the flora and fauna in the gardens surrounding the grounds are really quite beautiful. they have a tour at least one day a week. very friendly and knowledgeable staff. don't miss this attraction.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're interested in tropical plants, this is a worthwhile stop, but note that you're wandering amongst the grounds of a sprawling resort complex, not a 'garden' in the more typical sense of the term. The plants are nestled in the borders of the condo buildings and the wide spaces between buildings. Most are labeled, and there is a helpful... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This resort has hundreds of plants scattered throughout their grounds. You can do your own tour for $5 as a group. Or you can take the guided tour led by their guide for $5 apiece. The interesting and informative commentary makes option #2 the preferred choice. The guided tour is only available on Wednesday at 9AM.

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Kalamazoo, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What could be better than a walk through beautiful gardens with a Gardner? Loved it so much I booked a condo for 2018. This was my third visit and all were excellent. .

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Very passionate guide will take you around property and give history of plantings and property development.Many beautiful specimens will increase your appreciation of the plantings you see around the island.

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Chicago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We stayed at Sanibel Moorings condos and were impressed with the variety of beautiful plants which attracted butterflies and birds.

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Moriah Center, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I was traveling by bicycle from the other side of the island to see the "botanical gardens" It was nice, but nothing more than a landscaped condominium complex. If you're in the neighborhood, stop in. But, don't go out of your way for this

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Not what I expected. It's all outside and in between buildings. The plants are well labels and there are some very interesting ones. When you go make sure you have bug spray on! I enjoyed it! Just not what I expected!

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

It was nice but I had different expectations. The gardens are in between townhouses. I felt like we were disturbing and we viewed the trees and flowers. It was a nice resort but the gardens was not a separate area to walk around; just keep that in mind. But they had many different kinds of flowers etc. I'm glad I... More 

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