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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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St. Petersburg, FL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I am a nature lover. Whenever I travel, if there is a garden worth seeing, I want to go check it out. Unfortunately, this is not one of them for me. While there is a lot of greenery, there is not a lot in the way of interesting blooming foliage or anything else to look at. The animals seem rather... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
29 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Old Florida tourist spot filled with native foliage. This is a must see for everyone who visits Florida. I went here as a little girl 50 years ago and again this year... can only pray it'll be here when my grand-children are old enough to visit.

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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

From the outside it looks tiny, but it's a nice place to come for the evening and take a stroll around. If you're feeling overwhelmed at work, just come by and walk around. Quiet and nice place to hang out.

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Jacksonville, FL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was one of the first places my parents took me when they first moved from NY to Florida, way back in 1976 and I always remembered being in awe of all the tropical plants. Visiting again brought back great memories and I am still in awe of all the plants. I was told that the flamingos actually are the... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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176 reviews 176 reviews
54 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

In the 1800's a fishing village built a pier, that village grew. 100 years ago what's now 4th street was a garden. In 1935, 4 acres became "Sunken Gardens", lots of lush plants, later wildlife shows, then a butterfly aviary. The staff is very good.. Carrabba's has adjoining parking lot. Cost $

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Spring Grove, Pennsylvania
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107 reviews 107 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I decided to surprise my mother in law and visit this place because she loves flowers. As for her she loved it she loved it as for me and my kids bored out of our minds. Lots of pretty flowers but that's it.

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Florida City, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was a walk down memory lane for me, I've been here many times of the last 40 years - the park is smaller now, but just as beautiful. In the summer you need to go early as it gets very hot even in the shade. This is a piece of old Florida you don't want to miss.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Although is not a large garden and does not take long to go round this is reflected in the very reasonable entrance admission. This is a beautiful, tropical oasis and one well worth a visit.Crammed with wonderful planting with lots of areas to sit down and take in the tranquility. Enjoy.

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Tampa, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's a really pretty place. Great views. Cool plants. Very relaxing. It is well maintained. It is inexpensive & fun to walk through. It is a hidden gem located in the middle of St Pete. They have cool, exotic birds all throughout. If you look closely, you may even find some neat wildlife. It's not very big. Didn't take very... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We are fans of the botanical gardens and this one truly delivers small easily walkable packed with beautiful plants and trees and flowers birds the royal palms are some the tallest I have ever seen. The massive live oak is a marvel if you just think about it from a pure physics perspective. How does it stretch those enormous branches... More

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