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Sunken Gardens

1825 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704
727-551-3100
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Seminole, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Took our relatives from Huntsville Al (where they have a very nice botanical garden), and they were blown away. This place is incredibly beautiful.

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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72 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I always thought of Sunken Gardens as another "alligator farm tourist trap". In reality it is an astounding botanical garden located on 4 acres in the middle of St. Petersburg. We visited in November. Even though we had missed the peak flowering season, the variety of trees and shrubs was awesome.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We visited Sunken Gardens in 1982 for our honeymoon and decided to revisit. Surprisingly, not much has changed except for the price and the addition of a somewhat cheesy gift shop. The gardens are an oasis of quiet and serenity in a busy neighborhood and even still have the original sign outside. Beautiful plants, trees and flowers, a gentle sloping... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Sunken Gardens has been a long standing tourist site for decades. Over the years I have visited and always enjoyed the gardens. The garden is a sinkhole from ages ago! It was developed by a family into a garden then passed along over the years and improved along the way. Many spieces of plants can be found while strolling along... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We visited on a Sunday after noon. It was not crowded. The temperature was around 65 degrees. The place was very clean and colorful. There is an abundance of different plant life there. They even have small signs noting the very rare and special plants. It took us about 1 hour to see everything. People actually get married here. I... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Nice, peaceful garden near downtown St. Petersburg. Perfect place for a wedding! Anyone interested in gardens, in particular tropical ones - it's shaded a lot of the way.

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Bulverde, Texas
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142 reviews 142 reviews
32 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lots of free parking, to include handicap; reasonable price; lots of lush fauna reminiscent of jungle or desert island environment. Cool running water in garden ponds, birds around caged & free flying. Clean hard surfaced paths for access of handicapped chairs, etc. Clean restrooms and also a gift shop.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Terrific examplars of botanic species. Beautiful stroll through varied plantings. Shady to provide a respite from Gulf sun.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This garden is secluded in the middle of a busy city block. The original owner/gardener designed it in a sinkhole so you steadily descend on the paths without realizing you are doing so. All the paths are paved so you can navigate them with a wheelchair. There are several water features, some with large koi; and caged tropical birds. The... More

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Riverview, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I haven't experienced a regular visit to the gardens, but I was part of a wedding that was held there and it was gorgeous. What better of a back drop can you wish for, for a romantic wedding. The flowers and plants were in full bloom and the reception area was stunning to say the least. I can't speak to... More

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