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“A surprise gem!”
Review of Sunken Gardens

Sunken Gardens
Ranked #16 of 140 things to do in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Spent 2+ hours walking through this gem. Over 100 year old live oak trees beside beautiful palms! An easy walk following a paved path. Easy for wheelchairs.

Thank Debi J
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

What a pleasant oasis in the middle of the city. We strolled through the gardens on a weekday morning before heading off to the beach. Found it to be just the right amount of peace and quiet, exercise, visual stimulation and learning experience. Check local attraction brochures for half-price coupons, and you'll easily feel you got your money's worth! Lots of free parking.

Thank BlueJay89
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I liked Sunken Gardens better than i thought i would. It is a commercial venue, rather than a public park, and is in an otherwise developed commercial area. But once you are inside, you are in a different world, a tropic setting with plants from around the world's tropical regions. It is not large, but that is OK because it is best toured slowly. There are myriad interesting and attractive trees, vine, flower plants, and other flora (many of which are marked with identifiers), and you will appreciate them best if you take the time to stop and look carefully at them. To that end, there are lots of benches along the well-marked trails. I'd set aside about two hours to experience the gardens. My recommendation is to get there when the gardens open. It will be quieter with fewer guests and, during most of the year, you can also avoid the afternoon heat. I can recall what the entrance fee was, but it was moderate and a good value.. There is a small gift shop, and an the adjacent small plaza has an Italian restaurant that was OK and around the corner a very good bakery, ice cream, and other goodies place.

Thank freetogoConnecticut
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Lush tropical gardens convenient to center offers much in a compact space. Huge palms and Live Oak trees provide cooling shade on a hot day. Great variety of flowering trees and flowers assure something always in bloom. Meandering paths offer a new view around each corner. Koi fish ponds and talking tropical parrots and to the mix. Check local tourist flyers for BOGO discount coupons.

Thank Georgia2Qs
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This attraction is so old Florida-charming and authentic. Two of the flamingos were born in the '50's; who knew? Of note, the young lady at the reception area was too involved with her personal phone to exude any kind of greeting or interest in customer care. This place is so awesome and it is a shame a staff member's enthusiasm does not match the beauty. A greeter is the manager of first impressions, after all.

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