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Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens

845 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-4119
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Owner description: 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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Ormond Beach
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We were really looking forward to visiting here however didn't realize it was closed on Saturdays, we walked around it anyways, and there wasn't really much to see there.

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

luv4dolphins : We are open Saturdays as stated on our Garden Page Website:... On Your Own Self-guided Garden Tours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. every day of the week (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas). Check in at the front office. $5.00 donation/group. Call 239-472-4119 for more info. (donation applies to AHS members) Thank you for your feedback! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Nice gardens and Anita was very informative about local plant life - even tho I am from Florida I still learned a lot . Really pretty place to visit .

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

Deirdre C how nice you are to say such kind words about our plants and me. Didn't we have fun just talking about gardens and plants and etc? Thank you for visiting and please come back soon. Hope your having fun in your garden with all your new ideas! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This self tour is very well done. All the plants are labelled. The price is only $5. There are many varieties of plants. You walk thru a villa complex which has been landscaped with plants and trees from around the world. See the orchids too. It doesn't appear many visitors frequent this attraction so it is not crowded. It it... More

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

TY Mary P for your wonderful review. We are so proud of our Self Guided Tour and always love to hear it flows well. Be sure and re-visit when your back on the island , we change the self guided tours every year. Hope to see you soon again in the gardens! More

Windsor, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

What a paradise this place is! The plants and flowers are stunning and the guided tour with a very talented master gardener was fascinating. It's a sweet walking tour that won't disappoint!

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

Thank you Paul S. for your fabulous feedback and review. We think our Botanical Gardens are stunning and lucky to be located in the paradise of Sanibel Island. Many thanks for joining us on the tour- we love to talk plants. Hope to see you again real soon in our gardens! More

Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I liked the guide (Anita), the time -ten in the morning--, and the relaxed atmosphere. The tour was also an opportunity to meet other people.

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

Aznalcollar, thank you for joining us in the gardens at our Weekly Garden Tour specially done for Sanibel Moorings Guests. Your are very thoughtful to honor us with your feedback. I agree you meet and mingle the best people on garden tours! Please come back and see us again and again. More

Glenview, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Sanibel Moorings complex has a beautiful garden throughout the complex. Each plant is labelled so it is easy for the novice to identify. There is a guided walk each week and a special butterfly garden. If you like gardens, you may want to stop by!

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

SHARON T, thank you for your beautiful review. It always nice to hear that you enjoyed our gardens and are recommending them to other garden lovers. We really hope that you come back and visit with us again and again when you find yourself on Sanibel again! More

Marlton, New Jersey
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18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It's basically flowers around an apartment complex. If I was staying there, I'm not sure if I would like the tourist. But they have a nice variety and it's a good place to spend an hour

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

Actually, Kevin L - we are a certified botanical garden surrounding a gorgeous beachfront resort. All the self guided tour signs have scan codes that you may click on and read about each one of our thousands of unique tropical plants. We also are on outreach to our community by offering good gardening practices, garden tours, and weekly gardening articles,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It was a nice walk. We did the self guided tour. I took many pictures and got a few good ones of some monarchs! The plants and flowers smell really nice and look beautiful. Everything seems to be well-taken care of.

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

Thank you very much for the Beautiful! We focus on tropical plants and habitat gardening, which brings in oodles of pollinators and beautiful butterflies. We hope you re visit again real soon we update and revise our Self Guided Tours every year each Oct. More

Maine
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8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were staying at Sanibel Moorings and took a wonderful tour with Anita. The grounds are spectacular and so lovingly cared for by the staff. Anita had a peppy attitude and a great knowledge of the plants and the history of the property. Made for a terrific tour.

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

Thank you islandewe for the lovely review! We are always happy to hear that our guest enjoyed their visit and our garden enriched your stay with us! You are too kind about me, I do love to talk on about gardens...LOL....Our staff is so fabulous....thanks you again for your Sanibel time and please come back and see us again real... More

Seymour
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15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a botanical garden spread out amongst the rental properties. I found the different varieties of trees just delightful and the staff very friendly and helpful.

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

Thank you jrperkins3, for your lovely review. We have lots of tall trees for you to admire and are actually going to nominate 6 of the mature unique ones this year for Florida Champion status. We are happy that you enjoyed our botanical gardens and hope you come back real soon. More

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