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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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Madison, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Depends on what you want. Very accessible for anyone to visit. But at $8 per adult versus going to Florida Botanical Gardens or Sawgrass Park (both free), I was expecting more.

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Gananoque, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Loved the gardens and flowers in an old sink hole. If I lived or worked in the area, I'd take my lunch and go and sit in the gardens and simply enjoy the flowers and quite, cut off from the bustle outside.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Gardens are a nice break from sightseeing. By following the walkway you are led thru beautiful palms, birds and wonderful flowers. A delightful, different, type of "museum"

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

There are so many little hidden gems here. There is the Dr. Pepper smelling plant, Ancient Turtle (literally, ancient), Hidden oasis, Secret waterfalls, and about every plant you can decorate your estate with if you actually had several full time horticulturalists. If I speed that right, and trees and botany and misty secret jungles make you smile, Go and get... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The gardens are not too large but they are well done with many different varieties of plants and trees. There are also fish ponds and at least one large turtle. This is a nice place to relax and spend two or three hours when you feel the need to wind down or catch your breath.

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Bradenton, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Pretty location with a large variety of flowers, plants, and trees. Nice place to take pictures, too.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I was hoping it would be bigger and that it would have more attractions. Nevertheless, nature is beautiful and it is a neat thing to do if you are already around the area. But do not recommend if you will be traveling just for it.

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Richmond, VA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

While visiting the area, I was alerted to a Groupon that offered a two for one deal for admission to the garden. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and understand why it is used frequently for weddings. There are plenty of restaurants within a block of the garden and it even shares a parking lot with a Carraba's. If I had... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The history here is amazing. A plumber, a lover of plants began this place. Great value. It doesn't matter how hot or cool it is, the temperature walking around these fabulous trails is amazing!This is the place for weddings and wedding pictures, or a family portrait!! We have never seen such tall trees, huge carp, turtles, and bougainvillea! This is... More

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Sunken Gardens is one of our favorite exhibits in Florida for the money. The experience leaves you in awe of the beauty and diversity of plants on this Earth. Being there, one appreciates creation and marvels at the beauty of nature.

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