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Sunken Gardens

1825 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704
727-551-3100
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Type: Gardens
Traveler Description:   Sunken Gardens is a botanical paradise in the midst of a bustling city. As St. Petersburg's oldest living museum, this 100 year old garden is home... more »
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Stuart, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

My second time visiting the Sunken Gardens. I found a Living Social deal for two people for only $8! Its about an hour slow stroll though tropical plants and trees with beautiful ponds and some of the largest Koi fish I've every seen. Make sure to bring your camera for some amazing photo opportunities!

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kenosha
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is my absolute favorite place to visit in St Petersburg. This is the closest thing you will ever find to paradise, I could spent hours here. Every exotic plant in the world can be found here along with ancient cypress, palms flamingoes, Koi ponds and exotic birds. Admission is very reasonable $8.00 and good towards a year pass which... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We drove pass the entrance many times and it never looked like much. But walk inside and it is a virtual paradise with towering trees and more colorful plants than I could have imagined. We only wish it were larger. Took lots of photos and we really enjoyed the Flamingoes who seemed to be sleeping while standing on one leg... More

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West Chester, Ohio
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24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The Sunken Garden has a wide range of plants in the collection. There's everything from enormous oak trees to a tiny Japanese garden. The pathways wind down from street level to the bottom of what used to be a lake. A beautiful garden, that proved to be a relaxing visit. My only criticisms would be that many significant plants and... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This place was absolutely gorgeous! The big old trees and lush landscape was just amazing to walk through. There were several weddings being set up while we were walking through and this would be such a beautiful place to get married. The weather was perfect, sunny and cool. October is the perfect time to enjoy Sunken Gardens. I loved the... More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful peaceful place conveniently located. Adults are just $8 to get in so well worth it. Weddings held here. Very cool birds such as macaws that speak. Made for a wonderful day!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Experience old Florida in this rare tropical garden. And, yes, it is sunken, creating a cool and lush environment for a quiet or romantic walk. Please support the new flamingo project. They are a wonderful addition to the attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Sunken Gardens is an oasis amid the city and suburban landscape. The walkways cooled by lush foliage and many water features make the summer heat seem a little more bearable for a few hour stroll. It is not a large, just well done with many caged tropical birds to further the natural ambiance. Visit to experience the butterfly house, attend... More

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North Platte, Nebraska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Such an amazing array of flowers, plants, trees, etc. I have never seen some of the plants they have there. I'm sure something is always blooming every day of the year. Water fountains and falls all around with ponds. We enjoyed the macaws, parrot and cockatoo also. Well worth the money!

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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I love this place! I find it peaceful and it's always well kept when I've been. it's nice to find a quiet garden in the middle of a city

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