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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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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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 NEW

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 NEW

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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18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

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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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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Mazarron, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A botanical experience to behold, although not avid garden enthusiasts we very much enjoyed our walk in this tranquil oasis set in the middle of a bustling city. Exotic plants set in lush gardens with beautiful water displays, are a credit to the town hall of St Petersburg who we understand now maintain the gardens. For an attraction away from... More

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Taylorsville, North Carolina
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Visiting the Sunken Gardens was on our list while on vacation in Treasure Island. It did not disappoint. Very lovely tropical trees, flowers, birds and lizards, lots of lizards but they are cute. It took about an hour to walk the meandering paths. Everything was just beautiful. Took lots of pictures.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We purchased Living Social vouchers for admission to the Sunken Gardens botanical gardens. It was a beautiful retreat in the middle of the city. The lushness of the vegetation was amazing. There is also some wildlife (i.e. birds, turtles, flamingos) within the gardens. Parking is free, washroom facilities are available. Remember to bring and use mosquito repellent!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Back in the day, Florida had tons of low-budget tourist attractions. Sunken Gardens was one of them - a guy with a love of gardening turned it into a business. Eventually, the City took it over. It's tucked away - good for 2-3 hour walk and it gives a great cross section of flora/fauna of Florida. Probably not a great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Sunken gardens are an unexpected treat. Set in the middle of the city but offering an oasis of calm and beauty. Not very big but full of atmosphere and tranquillity. Well worth a visit for a break from the city bustle.

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