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Address: 1825 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Phone Number: 727-551-3100
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Beautiful scenery. Short walk, plenty of places to rest and is cooler because it's below sea level. It's a little small and not like most botanical gardens.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Fairburn, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Found a Groupon to admit 2 adults for $9. Even without the discount, it was a lovely place to spend a few hours enjoying beautiful plants, flowers, gardens, birds, etc., many over a century old. Heavily shaded and many places to just sit and enjoy. Even my 4-year-old granddaughter (an additional $4 for her) LOVED the place. They have picnic... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is such a special treasure in St. Pete. It's a small botanical garden but it is incredibly tranquil. My husband and I went mid week a couple of months back and we absolutely loved it. We strolled through the gardens and just took in all the beauty. They have koi fish you can feed, a couple of talking parrots,... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Beautiful scenery. Short walk, plenty of places to rest and is cooler because it's below sea level. It's a little small and not like most botanical gardens.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

What a beautiful and traditional site. It would be a lovely venue for a party or wedding. Also, just a walk through the gardens to discover tropical Florida as it used to be. There is a children's interactive area and a small gift shop with ample parking. A Carrabbas restaurant is on the property.

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Albany, New York
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I used a Groupon which resulted in admissions of nearly half price. I think this could be pricy for families at the regular price. This is a great option for anyone with a short amount of time and/or mobility issues as the garden is concentrated in a small area so that you can see a lot without a lot of... More 

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Toronto
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12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This four acre property was purchased in 1903 by an avid gardener who drained a shallow lake and proceeded to grow tropical plants and fruits in the fertile soil. Over the years the garden expanded to the extent it became a major attaction in St. Petersburg. The city now maintains the property and provides educational programs, workshops and special events.... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Showing a wide variety of different flora representing a variety of Florida's ecologic zones. Turtle and flamingos for the fauna enthusiasts. Next to a very good restaurant.

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Springfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a beautiful but relatively small garden. There is a lot of shade, and garden is cooler than the street above. Keep in mind that all gardens (Orchid Garden, Cactus Garden, Japanese Garden) are tiny. You will see parrots, flamingos, and other birds. One parrot said, "Hello!" to us.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was a relaxing place to visit after leaving the busy Disney parks in Orlando. Calm and peaceful. The ticket counter provides you with a well layed out map describing some of the areas that you will be able to see. They have a large variety of trees from around the globe. It is well marked out and wheelchair accessible.... More 

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Largo, Florida
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Sunken Gardens has got to be the most peaceful, tranquil place you will ever visit...It is a Historical Landmark....it has the best Botanical Experience... Fountain Plaza, Exotic Birds, Flamingos, Amphitheater, Wedding Lawn, Tropical Fruit Garden and of course the gift shop just to name a few...a must see...it will relax you and make you forget all your stress......

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