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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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Richmond Hill, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We purchased Living Social vouchers for admission to the Sunken Gardens botanical gardens. It was a beautiful retreat in the middle of the city. The lushness of the vegetation was amazing. There is also some wildlife (i.e. birds, turtles, flamingos) within the gardens. Parking is free, washroom facilities are available. Remember to bring and use mosquito repellent!

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GlobalTraveler
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133 reviews 133 reviews
10 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Back in the day, Florida had tons of low-budget tourist attractions. Sunken Gardens was one of them - a guy with a love of gardening turned it into a business. Eventually, the City took it over. It's tucked away - good for 2-3 hour walk and it gives a great cross section of flora/fauna of Florida. Probably not a great... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Sunken gardens are an unexpected treat. Set in the middle of the city but offering an oasis of calm and beauty. Not very big but full of atmosphere and tranquillity. Well worth a visit for a break from the city bustle.

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Glendale, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Had to talk my husband into going while we were visting florida. He was pleasantly surprised. We enjoyed the walk and seeing all the beautiful plants. Great photo spots. Very lush and tropical. We love plants so we really enjoyed it.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We got married here, small and intimate ceremony on a wedding lawn, with flowers and nature all around us as decoration...we only paid entrance fee for everyone and walked in...the best if you looking to keep it simple..

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Tierra Verde, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Sunken Gardens is a nice place to take a walk and they have tropical plants and birds throughout the garden. The gift shop has many floral and garden items for purchase. As with any garden, the time of year dictates what is in bloom.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I absolutely loved it!! It was beautiful, colorful, very calm, beautiful birds. They also have lil tables. It's a beautiful place to have a wedding at. I loved it. I highly recommend it :)!

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Dallas, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I am confused by the poor reviews. We knew this wasn't a Botanical Garden; however, there is beauty in all types of gardens. We just visited this week and are members of the Dallas Botanical Garden which is outstanding. The Sunken Gardens are small but extremely lush with an abundance of Palm Trees and other foliage. The Garden was well... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Experience old Florida in the form of this beautiful garden! Fragrant bloom, birds, butterflies and water features make Sunken Gardens a treasure!

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Brooksville, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We are from out of town and had a difficult time finding the Garden because of a lack of signage, but we were happy to get there! It's not very big, but very interesting. My wife (the plant lady) loved the place. A good stop if you are in the area.

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