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Palma Sola Botanical Park

Open Now: 08:00 - 19:00
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Wonderful small botanical garden

Very nice assortment of flowers and trees, and butterfly garden. Had a personal tour with Pam a... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
sheldon knox k
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Chicago, Illinois
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Nice but not the best!

We tripped uopn this place on a bike trip. It was interesting but not great. Could not find a staff... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
traveldancers
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Woodstock, GA
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Palma Sola Botanical Park is a lush, quiet and tranquil 10 acre park located in NW Bradenton, Florida. Planted with native and exotic flowers, trees and bushes, and rare fruit trees, the Park is full of local birds and butterflies, turtles, fish and...more
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9800 17th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209-8153
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Very nice assortment of flowers and trees, and butterfly garden. Had a personal tour with Pam a volunteer ! She gave us very informative tour and explained the eco system, identified species of plants and butter flies at various cycles of development! She was extremely...More

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Fritzi2, General Manager at Palma Sola Botanical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

We are so happy that you enjoyed our Park and our little butterfly nursery. We make every effort to welcome our visitors and be available to share information about our Park's eco-system. Thanks for the lovely review and the kudos for Pam - we will...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018

We tripped uopn this place on a bike trip. It was interesting but not great. Could not find a staff member to ask questions. Also a bit not picked up!More

Thank traveldancers
Fritzi2, General Manager at Palma Sola Botanical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Hi! We're so glad you happened upon us and we're sorry that there was no one around to give you our map and introduce to our lovely little Park! The Park is open every day of the year from 8 a.m. to dusk, and since...More

Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

First time visitor. Much more to see than anticipated. The rare fruit trees were really cool and the overall grounds are clean but not sterile. When fruit in season we will return.More

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Fritzi2, General Manager at Palma Sola Botanical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

We will welcome your return as our trees begin to produce! And maybe make a detour to see our small butterfly nursery, which typically has caterpillars in various stages of growth - you may even participate in a release! Thanks for the review - we...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited the botanical gardens one morning while on our trip. It was small, quiet and beautiful. It took us about 45 mins to walk the grounds looking at all the different types of trees and plants. Dogs are welcomed there. If...More

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Fritzi2, General Manager at Palma Sola Botanical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us - we think you got exactly what we hope to give our guests! Next time, please also swing down to our Hidden Garden Plant nursery to see the butterfly nursery and maybe even participate...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018

Small quaint but immaculate gardens, great for a private event or just an afternoon stroll. Bring a camera because there is plenty to see.

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Fritzi2, General Manager at Palma Sola Botanical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you for the nice review and we hope you had a great visit! Please come back often, visit the butterfly garden and come in to the office and meet us - we're always available for a photo op, too ;->

Reviewed 29 June 2018

We visited here on a HOT day in June. The grounds were open but the office etc were not. Unfortunately do to the heat we did not walk the entire grounds, but did enjoy the area we took the time to venture into.More

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Fritzi2, General Manager at Palma Sola Botanical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

We are so sorry to have missed you! Although the Park is open every day from 8 a.m. to dusk, the office is typically only open M-F 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Since we don't charge an admission fee and most of our operating funds...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This Garden is so very peaceful along with the beauty of the garden you can take a quiet stroll and hear the sounds of nature. Possibly the best find for outdoor relaxation. Happened to go on a Sat before 12 and had the entire place...More

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Fritzi2, General Manager at Palma Sola Botanical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Of course we welcome dogs! And, if you promise to stay on the other end of your leash, you may accompany your friend! We love to see our visitors strolling through the grounds with their furry friends, and we always have water available for them...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018

This is another Bradenton gem. Stop by and enjoy the park setting. Close to Robinson Preserve. Two visits in one locationMore

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Fritzi2, General Manager at Palma Sola Botanical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thanks for the review! We are pretty proud of our little "gem" and welcome visitors and friend, new and old, local and from away. The beauty of our location is the proximity to Robinson Preserve, but the very distinctly different experience we each offer our...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018

Tucked in a residential area and adjacent to the Robinson Preserve, this botanical garden is small in acreage but big in character. When the flowers are in bloom it's bright with tropical colors surrounding a lovely pond. The main building is large enough for a...More

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Fritzi2, General Manager at Palma Sola Botanical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We do love to welcome visitors to our little corner of paradise and host the variety of activities you mentioned. Stop into the office if you see us open - although the Park is open daily from...More

Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I am an avid gardener, as well as someone who loves to visit gardens/ arboretums, and have looked forward to visiting these gardens for a few years. We finally made it there this week and I was so disappointed. The trails aren’t laid out well,...More

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Fritzi2, General Manager at Palma Sola Botanical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

We are so very sorry that you were disappointed when you visited the Park. Because we are a small, non-profit and we do not charge an entrance fee, much of our work is done by volunteers, and they are sometimes not plentiful. We have spoken...More

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flipflops5050
12 October 2018|
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Response from Pathfinder823103 | Property representative |
The Park is open daily from 8 a.m. to dusk. The office is open M-F from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come by and visit us!
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flipflops5050
24 April 2016|
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Response from Pathfinder823103 | Property representative |
The Park is open 8 a.m. to dusk daily and there is no entrance fee except donations.
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