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Address: 845 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone Number: +1 239-472-4119
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 our 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 (No Tours available on Holidays or Holiday weekends), 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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Flowers, flowers everywhere

A blooming riot of color. A great place to go for photos and landscapes. This place is beautiful with its swaths of colorful blooms. The weather can be a problem so cooler times... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Margate, Florida
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Margate, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

A blooming riot of color. A great place to go for photos and landscapes. This place is beautiful with its swaths of colorful blooms. The weather can be a problem so cooler times are better but if you go you will not be disappointed with the fragrance, the visual and the relaxation offered in a beautiful botanical garden

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was my second time to walk through the gardens with Anita ( the butterfly lady). It was a great two hours. Slow paced and full of gardening/wildlife information. I look forward to next years visit.

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Franklin Square, New York
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6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Excellent information about the plants that grow in the Sanibel zone -- very different from those I can grow outside in zone 7!! Anita pointed out that many of the plants we were seeing are houseplants in my part of the country - Long Island. We also enjoyed the orchids in the trees and the butterflies -- her personal favorites!... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We've visited twice now and will return - first time we took the guided tour; second time, we used the printed map but also met up with the guide (who remembered us !) and found out more about the garden. She is very knowledgeable, very pleasant, and very obviously loves everything horticultural. Well-kept grounds, clear labels on the plants, and... More 

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

Of course we remember you Scott K! How thoughtful for you to return again and again. We are always trying to make our 6 acres of paradise just a little bit more special every year, so you will always be surprised. See you again real soon in the gardens. More 

Florence, SC
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My life loves to garden and being from a different zone the flowers, plants and trees were very new to us. The gardens have been 40 years in the making with different head gardners having different likes, but respecting the work of the past. The tour will help orient you, however you can spend hours stuffing your brain and senses... More 

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

Yes - PSNey we welcome all those garden loving spouses...:). Thank you for dropping her off and letting her immerse herself in our gardens. We have thoughtfully put together lots of signs and scan codes and of course tropical plants. Hope to see her again real soon in the gardens! More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Trees and plants were identified with name markers and some unique I'd never heard of before. Like walking through a maze of beauty.

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

Thank you friend277 for you lovely review. Our maze is orchestrated for your enjoyment. Very pleased that you enjoyed our beauty! You are always welcomed in the gardens. More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Sanibel Moorings is a beachfront condo property - they have gardens all around the condos with the plants all labeled. It is kept up very well and is beautiful to look at and walk through. It attracts lots of butterflies and birds not to mention the black snake we saw!

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

Thank you Gladys234 for your beautiful review! You even liked our resident garden snakes the Black Racer. We really enjoy all our wildlife and our gardens and our guests. Please come back real soon you are always welcomed in the gardens, More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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

Kenneth D, many thanks for your lovely review. We are always pleased to hear that you enjoyed all our spectacular butterflies and birds. Thank you also for your kind words about our tours, we sure like to show everyone around our little piece of paradise. Hope to see you again real soon in the gardens! More 

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

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

Many thank yous kayh551, for your beautiful review! We always are pleased to hear that you enjoyed staying in our little piece of paradise. Please remember to return to us real soon, you are welcomed in our gardens! More 

New Jersey
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

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Additional Information about Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens

Address: 845 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone Number: +1 239-472-4119
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 5

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