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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: 

October 21, 10:30 a.m.– Noon:  Fall Succulent Wreath Workshop - O’Berry’s Succulents owner, Jamie O’Berry, guides you through creating a fall succulent wreath to make others green with envy.  Small group setting and plant care instructions complete your Pinterest-worthy experience. Pre-registration required: $60/non-member, $50/member covers succulents, materials, and gardens admission. Call 727-551-3102 to register.

October 25, 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Ringling Estate/Tropiflora Nursery Trip - Join us in exploring the Ringling Estate’s Bayfront Gardens, Circus Museum, Museum of Art, & the Ca’ d’Zan Mansion. Then, pick up an exotic plant or two at the expansive Tropiflora Nursery! Your paid reservation includes transportation via air-conditioned passenger van, admission to the Ringling Estate, boxed lunch, snack, and tips. Members: $55/Non-Members: $65. Deadline to register is Oct.23. Register with your payment in person or by calling 727-551-3102.

October 28, 10:30 a.m.– Noon.:  Desert Roses - There’s nothing quite like the spectacular beauty of a blooming desert rose, especially knowing how little effort they take to maintain. Let desert rose specialist and grower, Steve Walsh, introduce you to these drought-tolerant succulents and their optimal growing conditions here in Florida. Stay for the plant sale afterward (cash or check only)! Free with Garden admission or membership. No pre-registration required.

November 18, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Designing a Low Maintenance Landscape - It’s true! You really can have a beautiful yard with little maintenance. Let Brian Niemann show you how! As Pinellas County’s Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Extension Agent, he’s a pro at making concepts like “right plant, right place”, drought tolerant planting, and more easy for even beginners to be inspired by. No pre-registration required. Free with Garden admission or membership.

November 19, 1:00 - 2 p.m: Dance in the Gardens
Experience a special performance by members of the Pinellas Dance Collective in our shaded amphitheater. Various forms of modern and timeless dance will be presented to the public in our serene tropical setting. No pre-registration required. Free with Garden admission or membership.

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 succulents, 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.

Hours:

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

Admission: 

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

Parking:

Free

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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