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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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This isnt a botanical garden

Your basically walking around an estate with rooms of guests everywhere and looking at their... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cris H
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Toronto, Canada
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Lovely

We had a great time walking the garden and learning from the master gardener about the many plants... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gbear2013
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Arnold, Maryland
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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. Check in at the office after parking in a GUEST parking space.
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“garden tour” (21 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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845 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7016
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+1 239-472-4119
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"self guided tour"
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"plants and trees"
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"plant lovers"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Your basically walking around an estate with rooms of guests everywhere and looking at their gardens. How weird. I felt super uncomfortable and people from their balconies kept staring at me so I gave up and left.More

Thank Cris H
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Kari C, General Manager at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Sanibel Moorings is private property with 6 acres of Certified Botanical Gardens. Our gardens are registered with the American Public Garden Association. We do not offer self-guided tours. The only time our gardens are open to the public is Wednesday mornings at 9am for guided...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time walking the garden and learning from the master gardener about the many plants on the grounds. The garden is exceptional and the guide was extremely informative. It is a lovely way to spend a Sanibel morning. Wear comfortable shoes.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a delightful & informative tour. We learned so much about your beautiful island. There were so many interesting plants in the relatively small area of the gardens. There wasn't a lot of walking so that older participants were able to keep up. So...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was fascinating to see how the gardens not only survived, but recovered from, Hurricane Irma. Excellent leader!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly, and had a passion for what she's trying to accomplish. Great way to spend a morning, and very intimate small groups.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We really enjoyed the time we spent strolling through the Sanibel Moorings botanical gardens. As an island resident I always marvel at the beauty and variety of the many plants, flowers and trees. It was so interesting to learn about native and non-native plants and...More

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Kari C, General Manager at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you so much for your great review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself and were able to learn a few things about the island flora and fauna. Come back and see us any time!

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

This is the grounds of a waterfront condominium complex. Many labeled native plants fairly well maintained plants. Colorful in early March and I imagine getting more colorful until July. Very beautiful beach on the south side and canal front homes on the north have docks....More

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Kari C, General Manager at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you for taking time to review our Botanical Gardens. I am glad to hear that you were able to enjoy the hard work that we put into the gardens! We are still making changes since the hurricane to signage and plants, so be sure...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This was an interesting place with lots a information about native and non-native plants. It was kind of weird though that it was basically scattered about the grounds of the condo complex.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

If you love trees, plants and flowers you will enjoy touring the botanical garden at Sanibel Moorings. We enjoyed our time in the garden.

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Kari C, General Manager at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the guided tour! Thank you for coming and thank you for taking the time to share a review. Come back and see us again soon.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The gardens at the Sanibel Moorings resort are beautifully maintained and well laid out. Our guide was very open with us about the damage that hurricane Irene dealt the gardens and what was responding and what was too far gone. She was entertaining on the...More

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Kari C, General Manager at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you so much for taking our garden tour and sharing your experience. Hurricane Irma definitely left some damage in her wake, but the gardens are coming back stronger than ever! Come back and see us again the next time you are in the area.

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colten99
20 June 2017|
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Response from steelergirl314 | Reviewed this property |
Based upon my experience in December, this is ONLY open on Wednesday morning.
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Robert T
11 March 2016|
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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
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