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University of South Florida Botanical Gardens, Tampa

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A nice low adrenaline experience

I think this is one trip where it really helps to know what to expect. My wife and I will hang off... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tampa, Florida
Simple, lovely gardens

Definitely lovely gardens and friendly staff. The orchid garden was beautiful and the... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2019
Daytona Beach, Florida
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4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620-5150
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this is one trip where it really helps to know what to expect. My wife and I will hang off the top of the tallest building in North America one day, and go here the next - and enjoy both. This is a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank KerryFla
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

Definitely lovely gardens and friendly staff. The orchid garden was beautiful and the succulent/cacti area was very nice. Was excited when I saw they had a medicine garden, until I saw it. It was in poor condition, few plants and the signs were demolished, perhaps...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2019

Beautiful garden. Very quiet and relaxing walk. I had low expectation but the garden was surprisingly pleasant.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ryans029
Reviewed November 18, 2018

If you like walking around trees and plants, and know the names and varieties of plants, you'll really like this place. They have a lot of different native plants, and some non-native plants. There's a gift shop as well with all sorts of plants you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Knot_my_reel_name
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We love the gardens. Go to all the sales and enjoy their free yoga. They always have plants you cannot find anywhere like their succulents. Really nice venders. Love the Guard Snake.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gabbi L
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Didn’t expect much but was surprisingly pleased. Beautiful , smaller gardens on the USF campus, seemed to be maintained and operated by students who were helpful, friendly and working in their career interests. Lots of individual gardens like the Salsa garden and the orchid garden,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank B2177UVgaryb
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Great place to spend a few hours outdoors and enjoy some shade and quiet. VERY relaxing - a true natural Florida garden setting. You can see where plants thrive and purchase plants, books and local seasonal honey.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Juli D
Reviewed November 13, 2017

I visited here for the first time, they had just gotten cleaned up from Irma and so I'm sure that it is a bit beaten up from the storm but I found it a lovely walk thru a quiet place of plants and various man...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Linda C
Reviewed November 10, 2017

To start, this is the first botanical garden I've visited. When we arrived, we found parking in the (small) lot to the left. We went inside to pay and got our map. The employee there explained the layout and let us know that there was...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Lindsay B
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Quiet place away from the city. Good place for an afternoon relaxation break. Bring your camera and capture some moments.

Date of experience: June 2017
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October 25, 2015|
Response from LvmjV | Reviewed this property |
I would say not. You can always call USF (University of South Florida) for the appropriate answer. I was trying to remember if I encountered any pets and to my recollection none. Unless there are paths outside the gardens... More