National Parks / Natural World

Sunken Gardens Saint Petersburg

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Sunken Gardens
1825 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg
FL
33704
Tel: 727-551-3102

Where are we going today?

Are you ready to explore one of the oldest treasures in St. Petersburg? 

The Sunken Gardens are over 100 years old, making it the oldest living museum in St. Petersburg. It is a beautiful 4 acres filled with over 50,000 tropical plants, representing over 500 species.

It's a botanical, and biological, feast that are home to some of the oldest tropical plants in the region!

The Sunken Gardens are filled with beautiful nature to just spend time in as a family. You will stroll through the meandering paths, make your way past lush exotic plants from all around the world, and even marvel at the cascading waterfalls.

If you want to learn more about the gardens and the plants, they offer garden tours, as well as horticultural programs and special events.  There are a lot of workshops geared towards the children too. 

Kids love gardens to play in...and there's no reason they can't play in these! You can let them loose and let them immerse themselves in the colors and smells, and perhaps encourage them to tell you what they find!

They might spot a flamingo or another exotic bird!

Plant lovers will be in your element with orchids, royal palms, bougainvillea, and caladiums...just to name a few. There is even a Japanese Garden and some cacti -the perfect balance!

So enjoy nature at it's finest in one of the city's most popular treasures - the Sunken Gardens. Enjoy. 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$8
  • Children$4 (Ages 2 to 11)
  • Free Under: 2 years.
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

10am - 4:30pm Mon to Sat / 12pm - 4:30pm Sunday

All year round.

I'm Hungry!

There are picnic areas that you can bring your own lunch and enjoy a family feast in the park!.

Healthy Eating!

It's always best to bring bottled water to keep hydrated, especially on those hot days .

Any Top Tips?

The last admission is at 4pm daily. .

Doing our bit

The gardens are beautifully cared for, and have specialists working on making sure the flora and fauna are healthy and happy. .

Need a little extra help?

The gardens are ADA compliant .

Can I get one of those?

The guided and customized tours last around 90 minutes. If you want one, just speak to someone when you are there!.

More information

The gardens may close due to inclement weather .

What people are saying?

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    Very beautiful, quite, and surprisingly cool on a hot 80°+ day. Bring a camera, the kids, and lunch, there are picnic tables available to stop and have a bite. Naturally, there are a lot of small spiders hanging out, the webs are captivating and intimidating at the same time. There is a small collection of birds here as well, if they are in the mood, they'll even talk to you!

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    Girlfriend and I went there on a day it was a 100 degrees but it still felt like only 80! Very beautiful landscape they do a great job here very nice place in St Pete that you would not expect. Well worth the money!!

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    Beautiful plants in the botanical garden, but their gift shop needs more items related to Sunken Gardens, rather than just random trinkets. Also the caged parrots are so smart and beautiful, they should be in some type of aviary rather than pet shop cages, no birds would have been better than 2 or 3 random parrot cages at the end of the walk.. would have given it 5 stars if not for these factors.

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    This place is absolutely beautiful! Well worth a visit and lots of extra activities for little kids.

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    Sunken Gardens is very beautiful, even in November when few plants were blooming. It is restful and inspiring - artists will love this space. However, I am very unhappy about the caged birds and flamingos. The two flamingos look ill and depressed and their space has unclean water for them to drink. The caged birds are awful - I understand these parrots were probably raised in captivity, but with all that space you could have given them huge spaces to live in - instead, they are sitting in 3x3 cages staring at wire. Please change this! It is cruel...Read More

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by Sheila Alexander

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Sunken Gardens is very beautiful, even in November when few plants were blooming. It is restful and inspiring - artists will love this space. However, I am very unhappy about the caged birds and flamingos. The two flamingos look ill and depressed and their space has unclean water for them to drink. The caged birds are awful - I understand these parrots were probably raised in captivity, but with all that space you could have given them huge spaces to live in - instead, they are sitting in 3x3 cages staring at wire. Please change this! It is cruel and is like visiting a bad zoo. If it weren't for the birds, I would have rated the Gardens very highly.

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