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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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Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We arrived when the weather was threatening. They told us our money would not be returned if the weather stopped us from seeing the gardens. Luckily, in 45 minutes we saw most of the gardens before the skies opened and thunder and lightening forced us to return to the main building. The gardens are lush and tropical. However, very repetitive.... More

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naples, fl
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70 reviews 70 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Like the facets of a small jewel, these gardens offer new vistas and delights at every turn in the path. If you prefer vast views and formal plantings, please look elsewhere, but if you enjoy discovering and savoring things, this is the place for you. You can watch the koi in several ponds, examine plants of all kinds closely and... More

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Palm Coast
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

a bit dissappointed - some areas were not very well kept and signage of plants were far and few between. I did like the flamingos and exotic birds

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This garden was seriously worth every penny spent, it was beautiful..offering information about some of the plants along the way and done up with smells throughout. The birds are just an awesome addition as well running into a kookaburra and some amazonian parrots that talked and sung about. It was amazing after raining too, the scents were all very fresh... More

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Seymour, Indiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I enjoy this place so much. Very unique animals in zoo and the wax museum is so nice. Very unique and interesting place - just beautiful!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Beautiful gardens!! This is one part of St. Pete you should not overlook on your next trip. It is pretty big so leave yourself about an hour to make your way through. I am sure the best time of year to visit the garden is in the winter/fall months. Unfortunately we were here in the summer, but I wouldn't have... More

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Hudson, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Beatuiful place, awe taking sounds and sigths. I have not seen may of these types of plantes before and it was truly a great place to visit. They also do weddings in the garden. We spent about 1-2 hours walking around looking at the gardens, taking pictures and just enjoying eachothers company.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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

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
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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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