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Sunken Gardens

Address: 1825 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Phone Number: 727-551-3100
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Ranked #14 of 122 things to do in St. Petersburg
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This was a nice stroll on a sunny day. Started in 1903 it has an interesting history. A 92 year old friend from the area said the flamingoes used to walk into their business a few miles away! There are some very loud Macaws, a parrot and some other interesting birds besides the beautiful flowers. Don't miss the old oak,... More 

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Spring Hill TN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We toured the gardens on a recent visit to St. Petersburg and it was one of the most enjoyable stops we made. Even though the temperature was only in the 50's, it was still comfortable in the gardens. It is a great photo opportunity with different flowers blooming, flamingos, waterfalls, ponds and some majestic trees.

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Whitby, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My wife a two for one coupon in the Tampa Bay & Gulf Beaches guide map and saved $6.00. It appears the Gardens is getting ready for the busy season and have not yet identified most of the areas shown by number only on the handout map. We enjoyed the tropical birds, especially the ones that talked. Overall it was... More 

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Eddington, Maine
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126 reviews 126 reviews
13 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful place to visit while in the Tampa & St Pete area. Clean well kept and interesting garden area. We only spent about an hour there, but we can not wait to return often. Easy to get to, only a few miles of the main highway, right on a main road, with lots of restaurants, etc in the... More 

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Ridgewood, NJ
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355 reviews 355 reviews
84 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had been to the Gardens about 20 years ago and it was not much different that it had been. It provides a pleasant walk through a shaded garden of palms and epiphytes. There was not much color present but rather plenty of luxuriant growth with many variegated plants. You can wander the paths and see the gardens in 30... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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232 reviews 232 reviews
87 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Wonderful gardens in the heart of St. Petersburg. Plants not usually seen. Great paths just to wander and enjoy. Flamingos too. A very nice visit.

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Columbus, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was one place that you have to see for yourself . Words can't do it justice. you just have to see it in person to believe it. great place to spend a day !

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Family and friends met here on a kind of whirlwind adventure, led by a six year old who found the trails enchanting and varied. We stopped to look, to photograph, to savor the beauty of a butterfly...

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St. Petersburg, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is such a beautiful place! It's hard to believe it is in the middle of the city. I got married here almost 19 years ago and I love going back there. My kids love going also. Feeding the big Koi fish is their favorite thing to do. We enjoy eating lunch at one of the picnic tables and looking... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A beautiful four-acre botanical paradise in the middle of St Pete's. What a treat to wander through the lush gardens with gorgeous flowering plants, beautiful shrubs, plants, ponds... It was wonderful to sit a few minutes to enjoy the quiet and color. A very pleasant surprise - even the parrots were beautiful and "talked" to us. You can spend 1/2... More 

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