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Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens

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Address: 845 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone Number: 239-472-4119
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Description: The Botanical Gardens of Sanibel Moorings Resort are overflowing with 6...
The Botanical Gardens of Sanibel Moorings Resort are overflowing with 6 acres of mature and unusual tropical flora and fauna. Join the Head Gardener, Anita Force Marshall, for an open to the public 2 hour walking tour. A must see for plant lovers and Garden Clubs!Every Wednesday at 9am. RSVP required please. $5.00 fee per person. Self Guided Tours are available daily 8am-5pm, check in at the office after parking in a GUEST parking space. This will take you around 6 acres of our tropical botanical beauties at your own leisurely pace. Fee is $5.00/group donation.
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A Place of Beauty!

This condominium complex offers an appreciation for a wide variety of plants and trees on the grounds. Tours are led by knowledgeable guides and offer wonderful opportunities to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This condominium complex offers an appreciation for a wide variety of plants and trees on the grounds. Tours are led by knowledgeable guides and offer wonderful opportunities to see butterflies, smell the flowers and appreciate local nature.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful stay, Sanibel Moorings was as beautiful as ever. We were very lucky with the weather, awesome sunrises and sunsets, shells, sand, food and such kind people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The gardens at Sanibel Moorings are wonderful. We stayed here and couldn't be more impressed. Paradise !!!

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anitabutterfly, Head Gardener at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you BobbyKNewJersey for staying with us at the Sanibel Moorings. Double thank you for loving our 6 acres of paradise- our tropical botanical gardens. Please come back and see again real soon, you are always welcomed in our gardens. More 

Martinsville, New Jersey, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I was the only one in my family to go on the tour of the Botanical Gardens, but I shared my new-found knowledge with them for the rest of our trip! The gardens are wonderful--a lot of unique and beautiful things in a very manageable area. Anita is knowledgeable and so enthusiastic. Don't miss it!

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anitabutterfly, Head Gardener at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Oh my Sharon L! Many thank yous for your lovely review. We sure enjoy hearing that you loved our gardens and we feel great when you can pass on your new garden savvy to your family. LOL-maybe next time they will join you in our gardens - see you soon! More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Anita, whom we have had previously for a guide during trips to the Moorings, was fantastic and obviously very knowledgeable of the plants, what it takes to keep the gardens in their optimum condition, etc. Was a wonderful time and of course the weather was just so beautiful, not too hot.

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anitabutterfly, Head Gardener at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Wow Joyce M, thank you for your praise and great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your garden tour and good gardening info. We sure enjoyed having you and your enthusiasm-please come back and visit again and again! More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

What a treat to wander the grounds of the botanical gardens at Sanbel Moorings Resort. We had a private tour but a self guided tour is available and would definitely be a treat as well. Spanning from the Gulf to an inland channel the gardens reflect the changes in light, wind, and inches with an emphasis on attracting and sustaining... More 

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anitabutterfly, Head Gardener at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

How special you are Glenna B, to write such a fabulous review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and garden tour. Our butterflies say hello to you and hope to see you real soon again in our gardens! More 

Waitsfield, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We had the pleasure of staying at Sanibel Moorings and seeing the beautiful grounds everyday! It was so pretty. The varieties and care given are to be complemented. Such a wonderful setting.

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anitabutterfly, Head Gardener at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Madservices loved your review and thumbs up picture! Many thanks for your staying at our beach side resort and enjoying our botanical gardens. Hope to see you again real soon in the gardens! More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My family has stayed at Sanibel Moorings condos for many a Spring Break. The gardens are beautifully maintained. Walking bridges are all that separate you from the Gulf of Mexico beach. It's usually pretty peaceful too (even during Spring Break). We love it.

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anitabutterfly, Head Gardener at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you creature62 for your lovely review! We sure appreciate your staying with us and enjoying our gardens and beautiful beach. Hope to see you again and again. More 

Lakeville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

What an interesting and very informative guided tour we had yesterday at the Moorings with Anita. We were looking for a different approach to the landscaping methods that are practiced in our Boardwalk Caper development. Many wonderful combination of plants are used in this development that have spiked our interest. Anita took time to answer our questions and made us... More 

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anitabutterfly, Head Gardener at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks you so much for your very thoughtful review Carol E, you are a treasure. We are always pleased to inspire and enrich our community with garden information and outreach. We hope to see you back in our gardens real soon and promise to give you a whole new look at Palms! More 

Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We all enjoyed the gardens,botanical info and anecdotes.Anita is charming.We will come back again next year and tor again.

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anitabutterfly, Head Gardener at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you gloria462015 for spending a little time with us in paradise. We are always pleased when we make a fellow garden lovers day a little more brighter. Looking forward to seeing you next year in our gardens! More 

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