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Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens

845 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7016
+1 239-472-4119
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Beutiful and educational

This was our third or fourth visit to Sanibel Moorings. Everything is so clean and trimmed with... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2017
cbradway
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Edgewater, Florida
Enjoyable morning

Visited Sanibel Moorings Gardens to take the self-guided with low expectations having read the T.A... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2017
Bodders64
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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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 at the office after parking in a GUEST parking space.
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“garden tour” (21 reviews)
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845 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7016
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+1 239-472-4119
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

This was our third or fourth visit to Sanibel Moorings. Everything is so clean and trimmed with markers on every plant. The tours are the best.

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Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

Visited Sanibel Moorings Gardens to take the self-guided with low expectations having read the T.A. Reviews. We are staying on the West side of the island so it was not far to drive. It cost us $5.30 for the guided leaflet and to park. We...More

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Reviewed May 12, 2017

We stayed at The Moorings and they had a daily walking guide availability. One of the many extras. The guide explains every thing on their grounds and gardens.

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Reviewed May 7, 2017

Interesting 90 minute tour of the gardens. The location, in a condo development is a bit different but the variety of vegetation is amazing. Sandra, our guide was well informed and kept it nteresting. We took our dog along too!

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Reviewed May 2, 2017

I took self guided tour. While the plants are beautiful, the trail is not marked and neither were the plants. They did give me a map of the area at the desk, but I couldn't find any of them. The ones that did have a...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

We popped in to have a look at the plants but also to see and birdlife and butterflies. The gardens are very well kept and trail between the hotel accommodation buildings. For a small fee you are able to park, and are given a guide...More

1  Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed April 25, 2017

We saw an ad for this garden in the local tourist booklet and being avid Gardeners,went on the tour.The grounds are actually a resort,not a private arboretum. There is a $1 off coupon in the booklet to offset the $5 tour fee.Tours are Wed am...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2017

I have visited the Moorings on and off for 20 years. Their gardens continue to impress and educate me each year. They have had different head gardeners over the years who have added their interests and beliefs to the gardens. The Wednesday morning tours help...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2017

Have been going there and paying the $5 fee at the office to se the magnificent gardens for several years. Historically, the grounds have always been truly magnificent. Except for this past January (2017). I don't know if they found a less expensive maintenance group...More

Thank scoobWis
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

These gardens are beautiful and I recommend the tour since you will see and learn things that you would likely not notice otherwise. Tour guide Robin shared interesting information, but focused on how her work was superior to her predecessor'. She would say that they...More

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colten99
June 19, 2017|
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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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