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“A truly botanical experience for all ages and knowledge!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens

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.
Waupaca, Wisconsin
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“A truly botanical experience for all ages and knowledge!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Anita Marshall's Wednesday. tours open to the public at 9:00 for $5 is the best value on Sanibel or anywhere within 40 miles. She is entertaining, informative and truly vested in her love of nature. She truly makes her 6 acers of plants winding in and out of buildings magical! The plantings started in 1974, and Anita is now the third plant curator building on the past and venturing forth into the future! To reserve on Wednesdays you can call 800-237-5144. Not to miss! But if you can't meet Anita then, you can also just show up, get the map and guide for the gardens and do a free self guided tour as well. Park in any disignated place that says "guest". And it is right on the beach so take advantage of that as well!

Visited February 2013
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anitabutterfly, Head Gardener at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Wow-thank you Gleneta for your fabulous feedback! We are so pleased to have made your vacation more enjoyable. We are very proud of our gardens and little piece of paradise. Hope to see you back in our gardens real soon!
p.s. Self guided tours are $5/car ;)
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New York, NY
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“Great variety”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We stayed at Sanibel Moorings and everyday noticed a new plant / tree we didn't see the day before. The gardens were lush and beautiful. Highly recommend. There was a sign saying they did tours on Tuesday mornings. Not sure if it open to the public or just guests.

Visited March 2013
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anitabutterfly, Head Gardener at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Many thanks Tim&Carly for noticing our lovely gardens and your great review. We are glad our blooming and variety of plants enhanced your stay with us at the Moorings Resort. FYI-We offer Tuesday Garden Tours complimentary to all our guests. Wednesday Garden Tours are open to the public and can be secured by calling us and RSVP-ing.
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“Unusual place for botanical gardens, great time!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Staff at the Moorings provide you with a detailed map and the residents were helpful as well. For $5 per group, a great way to spend a few hours and learn about hundreds of different kinds of tropical plants. You will wind your way throughout the condo complex and to the oceanfront as well.

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anitabutterfly, Head Gardener at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
Thank you for visiting with us SM510, and really appreciate your great reiview!
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Bonita Springs, Florida, United States
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“Great walk about!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The history, grounds and tour is a great way to learn about native plants and butterflies. Anita Marshall, the Head Gardner, provides a wonderful tour with both her knowledge and sense of humor. The grounds are beautiful and contain hundreds of plant species. We arranged for a private tour for about 25 people from Pelican Landing a gated community in Bonita Springs and then we all met for lunch afterward at Gramma Dot's for a delicious lunch. It was a most enjoyable morning.

Visited February 2013
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anitabutterfly, Head Gardener at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Many thanks Robert for such a lovely review. You and your garden group from Pelican Landings are always so knowledgeable and lots of fun !
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“Delightful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Lovely ambiance. Beautiful garden with labeled plants. Some unusual plants. We would consider staying at this lovely property in the future.

Visited February 2013
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anitabutterfly, Head Gardener at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
We would love to have you stay with us anytime Naturalist8888, our gardens love to be admired!
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