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Sunken Gardens

Discover the Beauty 

Sunken Gardens is a botanical paradise in the midst of a bustling city. As St. Petersburg's oldest living museum, this 100-year-old garden is home to some of the oldest tropical plants in the region.

Unwind as you stroll through meandering paths, lush with exotic plants from around the world. Explore cascading waterfalls, beautiful demonstration gardens, more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers.

Sunken Gardens provides garden tours, horticultural programs, special events, field trips, weddings, private and corporate rentals. Call 727-551-3102.  Gardens may be closed due to inclement weather. 

The Flamingos Forever Committee was so successful in raising funds for the purchase of flamingos for Sunken Gardens that they are forming a non-profit organization, Sunken Gardens Forever Foundation, to continue to support special projects at the Gardens. Visit them on Facebook and consider joining them to help support Sunken Gardens!

Upcoming Events: 

December 6, 4 – 8 p.m.: A Very Merry Market
Shop local this holiday season! Great Explorations Children's Museum and Sunken Gardens bring you the 4th annual free shopping event showcasing the talented makers and businesses that make our area a unique and eclectic place to shop! Enjoy exclusive discounts and FREE holiday treats and spirits, as well as free valet provided by Select Valet! No pre-registration required.

December 7, 5:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.: Jingle Mingle
Sunken Gardens Forever Foundation is thrilled to announce our second Jingle Mingle event raising funds for Sunken Gardens' Children’s Educational Garden. Come enjoy an evening of music with Henry Ashwood and the SPHS Pitchforks, beer, wine, and heavy hors-d'oeuvres by Milan Catering and Event Design.
$40/person. Tickets are available at, at Sunken Gardens, or on our Facebook event page!

December 9, 10:30 a.m.– Noon: Air Plant Terrarium Workshop
The Air Plant Design Studio makes creating a Pinterest-worthy air plant terrarium display easy and fun! Choose from a variety of unique vessels, bases, accents, & plants to create a unique gift or home accent. Small group setting and plant care instructions complete your experience. (Receive an exclusive discount for future air plant purchases. Signed copies of Air Plant Care and Design available for purchase.)
Pre-registration required: $60/non-member, $50/member covers air plants, materials, and gardens admission. Call 727-551-3102 to register with your payment.

To register for marked programs: Please call 727-551-3102 or see a cashier. For some classes and workshops, Garden admission is required. General Admission: $10/Adults, $8/Seniors (62+), $4/Children (age 2-11).

Children's Programs:  Children's classes are held on Saturdays beginning at 10:30 am. Location within Sunken Gardens to be announced prior to the class date.  Classes are included in the price of admission to the Gardens or free with membership. Classes that require pre-registration and a fee are so designated. General Admission: $10/Adults, $8/Seniors, $4/Children * Please call 727-551-3102 to pre-register for marked programs. 

November 4, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Watershed fun for Kids! - Kids CAN make a difference and help our environment! From a hands-on watershed demonstration and understanding “right plant, right place” to participating in a small garden clean-up and scavenger hunt, this workshop is designed for kids ages 8 and up. Adult guardians are welcome to join in on the fun. No pre-registration required. Free with paid admission or membership.

December 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m.– “Wild for Wildflowers” 
Kids make wildflower seed balls to attract birds, butterflies, and other pollinators to your yard. Just throw and watch them grow! Round out the fun with a scavenger hunt through our butterfly garden. Pre-registration required due to limited space. Free with Gardens admission or membership. Recommended for ages 4+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Held in our air-conditioned classroom. Call 727-551-3102 to register.

Visit the city's Events Calendar for more Sunken Gardens events and information.


Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday noon - 4:30 p.m.

Last admission is sold at 4 p.m. daily. 

Sunken Gardens is open on most holidays except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day when the attraction is closed. The Sunken Gardens Business Office is closed on most holidays while the Gardens remain open.  For the most up-to-date city facility closures, view the city's Holiday Facility Closing Schedule


  • $10 Adults
  • $8 Seniors (62+)
  • $4 Children (2-11)



Support Sunken Gardens and become a member! Enjoy unlimited admission and exclusive discounts all year.

Location: 1825 4th St. N., St Petersburg



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