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Sunken Gardens

1825 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704
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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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The gardens are nice, offering names to the exotic plants. Landscaping is nice. The bird cages are small. There is a bunch of standing water (random buckets, and water features) harvesting mosquitoes throughout the property. Getting rid of these would help with the mosquitoes, and they should not charge for the bug repellent wipes. Pricing was slightly overpriced for what... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

This is a very small place and I can appreciate the special garden but I wouldn't consider it worth the time to tour it. If you do want a small place that is wheelchair accessible it is a nice visit.They have some parrots. It is very small and we walked slowly to stretch it to 20 minutes. I would feel... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The last time I visited was just before the city took over and the place needed a good bit of work. Today, it looks absolutely stunning. Just be sure to take some mosquito repellent, the little monsters nearly carried me away any time I was close to standing water!

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St. Catharines, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very inexpensive go, coupons abound for 2 for 1, and then I think its only $8 for an adult to get in. Easy to find in St. Petes, lovely to walk around with lots of shade and places to sit down. Was interesting to explore, see the different trees, some birds, that talk. Took about an hr. Lots of free... More

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

As a teacher, I look for little daytrips through the summer. This quite escape in the middle of St. Pete is a great little day escape. Just a few hours to see the whole gardens, which in summer is perfect. Start early and you're done in time to avoid the Florida afternoon heat and have time to checkout a local... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I am so glad we went here! We had a cloudy day and decided to take the kids to the childrens museum which is right next door. I talked my husband into doing the sunken gardens. Combined- the cost was $63 for 2 kids, 2 adults and 1 senior which I found very reasonable. The gardens were well-maintained and had... More

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Wadsworth, Ohio
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We have visited the sunken gardens at least twice and are fascinated by the tranquil walkways and beautiful examples of tropical growth. We are also enchanted by the history of this little garden of Eden. Our last visit included sitting-in on a botanical demonstration of coleus tropical plants. We highly recommend a visit to this must-see Florida attraction.

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Sebring, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Interesting and nice plants. Well kept and wish we could have finished walking the entire garden but the humidity was just too high. Of course it was July in Florida so our mistake for choosing the date. Will probably come back in the cooler months.

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South Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A little piece of paradise amidst the urban atmosphere. Do Not Miss It. A trip back to old Florida in this magical garden. With lush plantings, visiting birds & butterflies, and a reasonable entry fee this garden is a breath of fresh air. Don't forget to get a tourist map and clip the coupon for a discount on the entry.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Absolutely beautiful gardens with many exotic tropical plants, bird & koi exhibits. Don't miss the Trumpet plants - absolutely exquisite. I enjoyed it so much I purchased a family membership so I could enjoy it year round as the seasons change.

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