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Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens

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Address: 845 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7016
Phone Number: +1 239-472-4119
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Botanical Gardens of Sanibel Moorings Resort are overflowing with 6...

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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when staying at the moorings, one of the most beautiful perks are the lush gardens they maintain. a delight to the nose and eyes

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 August 2016
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Granville, Ohio
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Parsippany, New Jersey
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was nice but I had different expectations. The gardens are in between townhouses. I felt like we were disturbing and we viewed the trees and flowers. It was a nice resort but the gardens was not a separate area to walk around; just keep that in mind. But they had many different kinds of flowers etc. I'm glad I... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I took my wife here thinking she would enjoy a trip to a botanical garden. She was disappointed as was I. There is a map of the property with numbers of some of the plants for you to look at. We noticed that some of the labeled plants were incorrectly named. Also many of the plants were over trimmed like... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a resort with typical Florida landscaping. You get a map and walk around the condos right by peoples patio's and front doors. Not worth the trip.

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Granville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

when staying at the moorings, one of the most beautiful perks are the lush gardens they maintain. a delight to the nose and eyes

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Sanibelgardens, Lead Horticulturist at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you jkbm2016 for your great review! I am glad you enjoyed the gardens. We try to have something different at every turn to delight the senses. I hope to see you again soon in the gardens. More 

DeBary, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

My husband and I took the garden tour lead by Robin this week. We are currently vacationing at Sanibel Moorings and couldn't believe all of the botanicals we overlooked. This tour opened our eyes to the many varieties of indigenous and rare trees, plants, and shrubs on property. We learned about the many fruit bearing trees and plants as well... More 

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Sanibelgardens, Lead horticulturist at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you dkowalski for the wonderful review! I am happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and learned something new. I am pleased you were able to use the information as you looked at other plants on the island. I look forward to seeing you again in the gardens. More 

Wentzville, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

The grounds at Sanibel Moorings are absolutely beautiful! The variety of plants is fantastic! I recommend this beautiful garden to anyone!

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Sanibelgardens, Lead horticulturist at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you laurenmJ1578JF for the wonderful review! I am happy to hear you enjoyed our gardens and the variety of plants we have. I hope to see you again soon in the gardens. More 

Miami
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

How nice for tourists unfamiliar with Florida to be introduced to many plants unfamiliar to them. The horticulturalist was very nice-was not exactly sure about what she was telling everybody and also the care of the mango and avocado trees. Just not sure about all the plant info and suggested she contact Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Dr. Lewis and Dr.... More 

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Sanibelgardens, Lead horticulturist at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you nans420 for your review. I strive to give fun tours that are enjoyable to the majority of our guests. I am sorry you were disappointed. If you were unsure of what I was telling people I wish you would have asked. We have a 6 acre garden with 3 employees and no volunteers it is incomparable to a... More 

Fort Myers Fl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Besides being a very special place to stay on Sanibel Island, the grounds are a plant lovers dream. I had taken the official tour with their knowledgeable guide previously, but wanted to share the experience with my husband. We did the self guided tour, but having had the the guided tour enriched the experience. My husband loves nature photography and... More 

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Sanibelgardens, Lead Horticulturist at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you M M for the great review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and were able to share some information from it. I would love to see some of your photographs if you want to share. I hope to see you again soon in the gardens. More 

St. Louis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Decided to take advantage of the garden tour during a week stay. Fun and informative. Worth a visit.

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Sanibelgardens, Lead Horticulturist at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you asvance027 for the great review! I am glad you enjoyed the tour. I hope to see you again soon in the garden. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

It was weird walking around peoples rooms and condos to look at plants and trees but was well worth it, they were awesome specimens.

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Sanibelgardens, Lead horticulturist at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you Kathy and John S for the great review. I am glad to hear you like the large specimens we have in our gardens. Our gardens do weave throughout the entire resort sometimes bringing you close to the porches. The owners and guests of the resort are proud of our botanical garden status and expect visitors so there is... More 

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