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Sunken Gardens

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Address: 1825 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704-4397
Phone Number: +1 727-551-3100
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Eucalyptus rainbow tree

A fabulous fabulous way to spend a couple of hours. Right smack in the middle of the city, the gardens are fueled by a sink hole and water source from 100 years back. And the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Mar T
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Tampa
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Tampa
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A fabulous fabulous way to spend a couple of hours. Right smack in the middle of the city, the gardens are fueled by a sink hole and water source from 100 years back. And the gardens have vegetation from every decade since thriving.

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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

These gardens were lush and beyond compare. One needs at least two hours for this amazing experience Besides the gardens, there were flamingos and talking birds. Some of the gardens were 15 feet below sea level.Exquisite waterfalls. Don't miss this site on a trip to St. Petersburg!!!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fantastic attraction to visit. An old sinkhole that was converted years ago to a tourist attraction now I'll run by the city they've done it justice and keeping it in the garden atmosphere with your original owners had started. Look for a Groupon discounts very common.

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Thank Thomas F
Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This botanical garden is how old Florida used to be. Lots of different varieties of plants and flowers. Great day trip to pack a picnic lunch.

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London, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used a Groupon for our visit and it was one of the best we've used. Lovely tranquil environment mostly in shade from a hot sun. Well laid out with colourful plants, impressive trees on display. Plenty of places to sit and take in the environment, we saw a yoga class taking place which seemed ideal for the setting.

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Wincham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We use to come here every year in the 90's and early 00's and really enjoyed it. This was our first trip back since 2004 and we're not sure if we're looking through rose tinted glasses but we felt dissapointed. The gardens for us have lost the wilderness feel and are now more manicured, it felt the emphasis had changed... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The grounds were beautiful to walk through with thriving plant life. Unfortunately, they keep half a dozen or so birds in cages which is why I gave it 3 stars instead of 5. I don't see the need for this at this type of attraction and it is just depressing really.

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Thank Catie C
Stuart, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to live about six blocks away and had last visited back in 1982(?) but at that time things were going down hill and a place that you wouldn't go back to. So we decided to take a chance and go based on what we knew. And to our surprise things had changed big time. I found out that... More 

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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This garden was one man's dream. It was willed to the state for care, and there still needs some more to be done. Although there are some paved paths, they are uneven and stop abruptly so I wouldn't recommend this as a great place for someone in a wheelchair. There's a small flock of flamingoes, but all the other birds... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice botanical garden but not nearly as memorable as others that I have visited. It is well manicured, and has the advantage of being handicapped friendly. I was somewhat disappointed that there weren't more plants blooming. The flamingos were a surprise.

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