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Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens

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Guided botantical tour so worth the nominal fee. Great intro to tropical plants. A must for plant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sharonpati
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Wonderful tour

Best $5 spent in a long time. My friend who is very knowledgeable about plants got wonderful... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2018
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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. Check in...more
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845 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7016
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Guided botantical tour so worth the nominal fee. Great intro to tropical plants. A must for plant lovers.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading the glowing reviews on TripAdvisor, our party of 3 was looking forward to an informative 90 minute tour of beautiful botanical gardens. We were sorely disappointed. There were 20 in the group and the guide was not loud enough to hear even when...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank 106lynnt
Reviewed January 11, 2019

Our group had 19 people so people could not hear the leader. Leader was new and very nervous.She had very little to say. Some of the guests added interesting facts. Strange walking around rented condos. It felt like you were invading someone's private backyard.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Diane A
Reviewed November 9, 2018

Best $5 spent in a long time. My friend who is very knowledgeable about plants got wonderful information as a more experienced gardener and I never felt left out as a novice. Sandra had something for everyone and that is pretty tricky for well over...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

I recommend visiting the garden. It was very informational and interesting. My wife learned about the different plants and trees.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank josehern11
Kari C, General Manager at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

We are glad to hear that you were able to enjoy one of our Botanical Garden Tours! Sandra will be grateful for your review. Hopefully you learned some gardening tips to take home with you. Till next time,

Reviewed August 17, 2018

We were on the island during the worst of the red tide, so activities were limited. Luckily we came across the Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens site and it was wonderful. Our tour guide Sandra was knowledgeable and had a fun personality. For the rest of...More

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Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank jillums65
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

We stayed on site at Sanibel Moorings where the gardens are located. Not your typical botanical gardens where you enter a gate that leads to green houses and fields filled with plants and flowers. The botanical gardens are scattered throughout the Sanibel Moorings property. Pretty...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank winnsmash
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Very enjoyable and informative tour of foliage on Sanibel. Odd that it is actually in a condo hotel setting and not a park setting like most botanical gardens. You walk around the buildings, the swimming pool and parking lot. So, the setting is not totally...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank allbran2014
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Sanibel Moorings is a spectacular setting right on the Gulf of Mexico, with each building beautifully nestled and surrounded with spectacular gardens! A Garden of Eden. Definitely worth the visit. I will personally go visit each year.

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Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

Your basically walking around an estate with rooms of guests everywhere and looking at their gardens. How weird. I felt super uncomfortable and people from their balconies kept staring at me so I gave up and left.More

Date of experience: May 2018
6  Thank CrisH653
Kari C, General Manager at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2018

Sanibel Moorings is private property with 6 acres of Certified Botanical Gardens. Our gardens are registered with the American Public Garden Association. We do not offer self-guided tours. The only time our gardens are open to the public is Wednesday mornings at 9am for guided...More

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colten99
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Response from steelergirl314 | Reviewed this property |
Based upon my experience in December, this is ONLY open on Wednesday morning.
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Robert T
March 11, 2016|
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Response from Sanibelgardens | Property representative |
I give guided tours on Wednesdays at 9 am, RSVP required. If you have 10 or more people we can set up a private tour at a different time. Feel free to call the office to schedule your tour. Thank you for your interest in... More
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