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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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Don't go. Not open anymore.

Saw in a guidebook to call for reservation, which I thought was weird. Glad we did, though, because... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
North Haledon, New Jersey
Not open to public

I did see Wednesday mentioned in the info about this place. I however didn’t realize it is... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Nashville, Tennessee
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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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 2 weeks ago

Saw in a guidebook to call for reservation, which I thought was weird. Glad we did, though, because the guy answering the phone said they are not open to the public anymore. It's possible they had damage from the Sept 2017 hurricane but he was...More

2  Thank Beachlover1425
Kari C, General Manager at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for your review. I wanted to reach out and say that the gardens are open and guided tours are provided each Wednesday at 9am. Please call the office to make your reservation (239-472-4119).

Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

I did see Wednesday mentioned in the info about this place. I however didn’t realize it is exclusively open on Wednesday mornings. My party and I went on a Sunday afternoon - we didn’t see any signs indicating where the gardens were located. We went...More

Thank steelergirl314
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We did the garden tour a couple of years ago and loved it. Decided to do it again, thinking we wouldn't mind a refresher. Turned out to be a completely different experience, since there is a new gardener. Her passion for and knowledge of the...More

Thank Evonne D
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Having lived in Florida for 5 years now, we found the grounds and the identification of the native landscape informative and educational. Free to guests and residents.

Thank Joseph P
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We made a special visit to the Moorings for this botanical gardens. On Wednesday mornings they have tours - and it was a delight! So much variety - with special varieties for the butterflies. Sandra Dee was our guide and her knowledge was broad and...More

Thank Todd F
Reviewed 3 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

3  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 23 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

1  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
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20 June 2017|
Response from steelergirl314 | Reviewed this property |
Based upon my experience in December, this is ONLY open on Wednesday morning.
Robert T
11 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