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Sunken Gardens

Sunken Gardens is a botanical paradise in the midst of a bustling city. As St. Petersburg's oldest living museum, this 100 year old garden is home to some of the oldest tropical plants in the region.

The Gardens currently contain over 500 species of tropical and subtropical plants amidst pools and cascading waterfalls, lushly planted in a collection of more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers. They include a Japanese garden, cactus garden, and butterfly garden, and Chilean flamingos. The garden atmosphere is peaceful and many of the plants are quite large due to their long history of protection and cultivation.


Admission fee:
Adults $8
Seniors (62+) $6
Children (2-11) $4

Free parking is available on site. All areas are handicap accessible. Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first come first serve basis.

Gardens may be closed due to inclement weather.

GPS coordinates: 27°47′24″N 82°38′18″W

 

If anyone is interested in having lunch beforehand, there are several restaurants nearby. Just let me know if you would like to join me.

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  • Joanne L.

    Linda S. just love the idea of a new doctorate I could easily accomplish.

    April 15, 2013

  • Joanne L.

    Thanks everyone for such a wonderful day and even better company!

    April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lunch at the Shrimpt Store was YUM! A great day with a nice group, then Frozen yogurt to top it off..............who could ask for more??

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Linda S

    Awesome. a fun group event. Thanks Joanne.

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    and we were waiting for you...lol

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Family emergency came up

    April 13, 2013

  • Bob W.

    Cold, temp, doc visit on pills, will have to pass. Was looking forward to it

    April 13, 2013

  • Julie A.

    Gee, if you are already in St. Pete, check out http://www.haslams.com/ It is quite the destination in and of itself. It is not far from the Pier to catch the sunset also. Saturday?

    1 · March 4, 2013

    • Sheri A.

      back when books where only in paper form - we used to spend the day at haslams. they had everything

      1 · April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am kayaking gum slough this weekend

    April 11, 2013

  • Joanne L.

    If you wish to join me for lunch, I plan on being at The Shrimp Store 11:15. Location:[masked]th St N, St Petersburg, FL 33701 Phone:(727)[masked] This restaurant is about 1/2 mile from Sunken Gardens.

    http://www.theshrimpstore.com

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • Joanne L.

    If you're a local and know of somewhere nearby you are interested in going, let me know. Otherwise, there is a Chinese restaurant, a Carrabbas and other little neighborhood places. Would want to meet up for lunch 11:00-11:15 so we don't have to rush.

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lunch is a good idea...

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a maybe, might get there around 1:00pm

    April 8, 2013

  • Joanne L.

    If anyone would like to carpool from Orlando area, contact me.

    March 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Joanne, If you would like to have a rider midway, let me know!! Woulld love to ride with you again!!

      March 12, 2013

  • o'suzanna

    great event to schedule - just can't make it this time!

    March 7, 2013

  • Ronda G

    There is a Groupon coupon active now for 2 admissions for $8 if anyone is interested. I think it is active for 7 more days!

    1 · March 4, 2013

    • Ronda G

      Wish I could go but I have another obligation. :) Maybe next time!

      March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think it's great it's a non-kayak event!

    2 · March 4, 2013

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    Event Host
  • Nona
    Slacker17, "slackers my ass"
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  • Linda S
    Slacker17
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