We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1825 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Phone Number: 727-551-3100
Website
Today
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Visit Sunken Gardens like an insider
Top Rated
$70*
and up
St Petersburg Segway Nature Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 617 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 269
    Excellent
  • 249
    Very good
  • 80
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Nice little hideaway of old Florida

If you have only little time to spare but looking for sanity - that's the place to go. Nice garden to wander through. Lovely

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
G C
,
Orlando
Add Photo Write a Review

617 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Orlando
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you have only little time to spare but looking for sanity - that's the place to go. Nice garden to wander through. Lovely

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newton, Massachusetts
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Gardens were beautiful and peaceful…with huge Koi fish in one area…there was also a great smoothie place a few blocks away, with a tasty peach, banana, and strawberry smoothie…the Gardens are at 119th Street North and the smoothie place was at 112th Street North on the same side of the street.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Delaware
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Absolutely lovely. Even my 5 year old grandson said, Oooo, this is beautiful! Meandering paths, lush plants,pretend you are in the South Pacific.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mississauga, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
46 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We decided to visit the Sunken Gardens, after reading about it. I am sure the place was great in its heydey, 20 years ago, but unfortunately, not up to par now. Admission was $8.00 per person ( we later found a BOGO free coupon in a tourist pamphlet ). Yes, the grounds were clean, but no washroom facilities other than... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We took my Mother, as she loves gardens. I did not think it would be as wonderful as it was from the street side. Once we paid our admission ( that was discounted from coupons in the local map) we entered the gardens, and I was shocked to see how large the complex was. It was quite enjoyable and relaxing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Venice, Florida
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I haven't been to Sunken Gardens since the 1970's and I wasn't expecting much when I received an invitation to attend a wedding reception there. It was awesome!! The gardens are lush with amazing and mature plants and trees of all kinds, including the biggest palm tree I've EVER seen! Staff members were attentive. I'll DEFINITELY return again to spend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I had been to Sunken Gardens in the 70's but hadn't been back until recently. I was amazed how cool it still is! The gardens made a fabulous surrounding for the wedding reception I was attending. Staff seemed very attentive and well-organized. I will definitely go back again and take my grandsons to see it all!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had a relaxing afternoon wandering around the paths that wind around the ponds. We saw small lizards, Koi, Flamingos, Macaws, Parrots, an Egret, small turtles, a large Snapping Turtle and Monarch Butterflies. A great place to take photographs! There's a small gift shop, a place to get something to drink. The staff was very friendly and nice.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Saint Petersburg, florida
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

When I moved here in 1988 they still had the alligator and parrot shows, now just a very pleasant way to spend a beautiful day. There's lots of birds and beautiful walkways. The stars of the show are the kookaburras - the most famous sound in jungle movies. Sunken Gardens now has an adjoining Carraba's to chill out after your... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Rochester, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

If you are tired of crowds and being mass entertained to an inch of your life, stop by the Sunken Gardens of St Petersburg to relax, take in natural beauty, and be inspired. This 4 acre century old botanical garden is living history. On display in natural settings are over 50,000 tropical plants, flowers, magnificent palms and bamboo groves. Paths... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Sunken Gardens also viewed

 
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Been to Sunken Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sunken Gardens and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Bradenton, Florida
Bradenton, Florida
Evans City, Pennsylvania
2 months ago
Lakeland, Florida
3 months ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Sunken Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?