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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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Skip it if you live in Florida

We drove past it because there isn't a sign for the botanical gardens. That's because it's actually... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Tampa, Florida
Beautiful gardens

We happened to be staying here so were able to appreciate the gardens every day. One day a week a... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Inverness, Florida
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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. Self Guided Tours are available daily 8am-5pm (No Tours available on Holidays or Holiday weekends), check in at the office after parking in a GUEST parking space.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
845 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7016
+1 239-472-4119
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

We drove past it because there isn't a sign for the botanical gardens. That's because it's actually just at Sanibel Moorings Resort. They wanted $5 for parking and leaflet. We decided to go for it. If you live in Florida (we are near Tampa Bay)...More

1  Thank passiflora_vining
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We happened to be staying here so were able to appreciate the gardens every day. One day a week a tour is offered for $5 with the gardener for the general public.

Thank TAGrammy
Reviewed 24 May 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.

Thank cbradway
Reviewed 15 May 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

Thank Bodders64
Reviewed 12 May 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.

Thank carolinacouple_10
Reviewed 7 May 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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Thank JackM62
Reviewed 2 May 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

1  Thank jackfishingking2017
Reviewed 29 April 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

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 26 April 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

Thank gloria462015
Reviewed 22 April 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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Thank Helen G
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Robert T
12 March 2016|
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