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Sunken Gardens, St. Petersburg

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#1 of 20 in Parks in St. Petersburg
Over 100 years old, Sunken Gardens hosts some of the oldest tropical plants in the area, with over 50,000 different types of plant life spread over 1.6 hectares (4 acres). Stroll the pathways lined with exotic species, waterfalls, and demonstration gardens. The large building in the gardens, constructed in 1927, is part of the National Register of Historic Places. Originally the Sanitary Public Market, the building has also been home to the Coca-Cola bottling company, and what's thought to be the world's largest gift shop and wax museum. Try to book a guided tour or take part in workshops on-site. Make Sunken Gardens part of your personalized St. Petersburg itinerary using our St. Petersburg trip planner .
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  • I had seen photos over the years that made me think these gardens were some kitchy throwback to the '50's, more attraction oriented than garden. Wrong! I saw an article about the ikebana demonstration...  more »
  • Wonderful gardens, ponds and birds. Wander through the tranquil paths of trees ferns tropical plants. Check out their website for special events  more »
  • We had a lovely relaxing time at sunken gardens. We got a good deal with Groupon (2 for $12.50) and saw some of the oldest botanicals in the area. The huge trees are gorgeous! It was an overcast day a...  more »
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  • This place is usually pretty quiet and always beautiful. Very relaxing. It's also nice to see the happy couples and families all dressed up here taking pictures. A hidden gem in St. Pete. If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful outdoor spot to visit, by all means give this place a try. Plus there's a few restaurants nearby within walking distance.
  • Sunken Gardens will motivate anyone to put away the lawn mower and grow more plants! Very relaxing well kept garden. Even with heavy foot traffic there was good flow. Personnel was pleasant. I was wondering are the picnic tables that are speed out meant for people to enjoy lunch at?
  • Absolutely beautiful. They had some weddings preset up and they looked amazing. Also groupon has great deals for this place. Just purchased the year pass. They also have parrots! Very interesting place.
  • Sunken Gardens in the great place to visit if you are the type that walk and smell the roses. If you are not a slow nature type person and you do not like flowers this is not the place for you. You can learn a lot from the flower that are in the garden area and enjoy the different types that you see while walking through the part. There are a lot of flowers and event areas that I have never seen. I am a Florida native and I am still seeing new plants. They're also or places that you can hold special events by contacting the staff of Sunken Gardens. I would only advise that you visit Sunken Gardens if you're not a thrill-seeker. You can also get some exercise when walking through the Garden area and it's also great for pictures.
  • Beautiful garden! I took lots of great pictures. There was also a wedding going on while we were there. It was one of my favorite stops on our trip.
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