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Address: 1825 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Phone Number: 727-551-3100
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Over 100 year old garden in drained lake bed, pure magic.

Began in 1905, this garden was built in the rich soil that remained after the owner drained a lake. Walk down into the bottom of what used to be a lake and enter a tropical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Began in 1905, this garden was built in the rich soil that remained after the owner drained a lake. Walk down into the bottom of what used to be a lake and enter a tropical jungle paradise complete with waterfalls, ponds, and a wide range of tropical plants. I personally enjoy feeding the koi in the big ponds. Make sure... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Such gorgeous flowers, if you love them++ this is a must see!! Nice paths, working on areas so some closed off, bit very nice and well worth the $

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

this lovely hidden gem, is located off of 4th street in the same parking lot as Carrabba's. it winds through trees and beautiful landscaped flowers and plants are highly maintained throughout. My mom especially loved the history and shaded walking paths to view natures beauty

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Once you have parked and paid, you can lose yourself amongst the foliage. It's a really nice walk to look at the established plants and trees from around the world. There are benches along the pathways to just sit and relax, it's well worth the time to be away from the hustle and bustle.

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Savannah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful place. We saw it in a tourist map, and there was a coupon for Buy 1 Get 1 Free, so we couldn't pass it up. $8 is a steal for this treasure. They're in the process of making improvements (mostly to the animal side I think) so this place is only going to get better. Very beautiful... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The garden itself is about a city block in size and built into a sink hole. It's surrounded by businesses private homes, but once you get in to the gardens, you can't really tell...except for the occasional barking dog or loud muffler from traffic. It's a bit dated, but it's very quaint. It isn't expensive, so it's worth a visit.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

visited the gardens as part of a segway tour and glad we did, beautiful plants planted really well over the different levels and large trees everywhere.Its not a large garden but i enjoyed it and even my teenage boys thought it was a nice place,it worked well big enough to be interesting but small enough not to bore the kids.I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It is worth a visit for 1 - 1.5 hours, maybe more for more gardening knowledgeable visitors. It takes good advantage of a natural sinkhole, and is well kept and attractive. There is a separate gym/play area for kids that costs an additional amount, making it a good place for families to spend the afternoon or rainy periods. Being an... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Walked in a very nice smiling young man helped me and told me all the info I needed to know. The gardens were very nice for a leisurely stroll. Mostly large tropical plants. Not a lot of flowering things. Lots of little lizards running around and beautiful ponds with huge Koi fish. You can buy a bag of fish feed... More 

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I have been in this area for many years, and there is no place like Sunken Gardens. Even as a small kid, I would marvel at the lush tropical gardens, exotic cultivars and colorful tropical birds that lived there. They also have a nice gift shop. It's another great St. Pete retro attraction that never grows old if you love... More 

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