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Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens

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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
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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. A must see for plant lovers and Garden Clubs! Guided 90 minute tours every Wednesday at 9am,reservations required. 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.

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Lovely variety of plants/trees.

The grounds at Sanibel Moorings are absolutely beautiful! The variety of plants is fantastic! I recommend this beautiful garden to anyone!

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Wentzville, Missouri
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Wentzville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The grounds at Sanibel Moorings are absolutely beautiful! The variety of plants is fantastic! I recommend this beautiful garden to anyone!

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Sanibelgardens, Lead horticulturist at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you laurenmJ1578JF for the wonderful review! I am happy to hear you enjoyed our gardens and the variety of plants we have. I hope to see you again soon in the gardens. More 

Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How nice for tourists unfamiliar with Florida to be introduced to many plants unfamiliar to them. The horticulturalist was very nice-was not exactly sure about what she was telling everybody and also the care of the mango and avocado trees. Just not sure about all the plant info and suggested she contact Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Dr. Lewis and Dr.... More 

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Sanibelgardens, Lead horticulturist at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you nans420 for your review. I strive to give fun tours that are enjoyable to the majority of our guests. I am sorry you were disappointed. If you were unsure of what I was telling people I wish you would have asked. We have a 6 acre garden with 3 employees and no volunteers it is incomparable to a... More 

Fort Myers Fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Besides being a very special place to stay on Sanibel Island, the grounds are a plant lovers dream. I had taken the official tour with their knowledgeable guide previously, but wanted to share the experience with my husband. We did the self guided tour, but having had the the guided tour enriched the experience. My husband loves nature photography and... More 

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Sanibelgardens, Lead Horticulturist at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you M M for the great review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and were able to share some information from it. I would love to see some of your photographs if you want to share. I hope to see you again soon in the gardens. More 

St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to take advantage of the garden tour during a week stay. Fun and informative. Worth a visit.

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Sanibelgardens, Lead Horticulturist at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you asvance027 for the great review! I am glad you enjoyed the tour. I hope to see you again soon in the garden. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

It was weird walking around peoples rooms and condos to look at plants and trees but was well worth it, they were awesome specimens.

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Sanibelgardens, Lead horticulturist at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you Kathy and John S for the great review. I am glad to hear you like the large specimens we have in our gardens. Our gardens do weave throughout the entire resort sometimes bringing you close to the porches. The owners and guests of the resort are proud of our botanical garden status and expect visitors so there is... More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The garden tour was great! We went as a family this morning and the kids enjoyed it as much as we did. We all learned about all of the beautiful plants, flowers, fruits and trees that we have been seeing on the property this week. We discovered new fruits that we didn't even know existed. Perfect way to start our... More 

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Sanibelgardens, Lead Horticulturist at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you islandtimeon for the wonderful review! I am so glad you enjoyed the tour as a family outing. It is always great to have children involved with the garden. I enjoy sharing knowledge about tropical fruit as it is one of my passions, glad you liked it. I hope to see you again soon in the garden. More 

Fitzgerald, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

As we strolled through the gardens there were multiple plants that I had never seen before and a few creatures crawling around. If you are scared of lizards, this isn't the place for you. But if you can get past that, I would recommend a walk through.

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Sanibelgardens, Lead horticulturist at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you dwburnette for the great review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed yourself in the gardens. A leisurely stroll through the gardens is a wonderful way to experience them. The small lizards are a common site in Florida and will not harm you. I hope to see you again soon in the gardens. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Large variety of plants and flowers with small signs posted for identification. The walkway flows throughout the complex so you're always walking around the interesting and beautiful gardens.

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Sanibelgardens, Lead horticulturist at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you HappyTraveler109 for the wonderful review! The gardens were set up to weave around the whole resort just as you described. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed it. I hope to see you again soon in the gardens. More 

Olmsted Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Extremely interesting and beautiful garden. Robin did a wonderful job explaining the various trees, plants, etc.

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Sanibelgardens, Lead Horticulturist at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you lauraskater for the awesome review! I am glad you enjoyed hearing about our beautiful plants and trees. I hope to see you again soon in the gardens. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Beautiful & scenic with awesome ambiance and tranquility with butterflies n' birds galore. There is an serene area where you can sit, rest & enjoy the views. <3

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Sanibelgardens, Lead Horticulturist at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you Sheril J for the wonderful review! I am glad you enjoyed the gardens as well as the wildlife that lives in it. I hope to see you again soon in the gardens. More 

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