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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:

February 12, Noon–4:30 p.m. - Flamingo Festival - Show your love of flamingos and celebrate our new flock's first birthday! Wear pink for $1 off admission! Live Music, Kids' Activities, Food/Beer/Wine available for purchase. No registration required.

February 18–19, Ikebana in the Gardens -
Wander the garden paths and gaze upon unique ikebana designs, as Ikebana International members install large scale botanical arrangements in the garden landscape. Demonstrations of this Japanese art form will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Feb. 18 and 12:30 -2 p.m. on Feb. 19. Free with Gardens admission. No registration required.

February 25, 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.: Native Plants & Wildflowers for Your Landscape!
- Tired of the same big box store plants wilting in the summer heat? Tired of thirsty, fertilizer-hogging grass? Native Florida plants and wildflowers keep maintenance and water usage to a minimum while attracting wildlife! Owner of Wilcox Nursery and native plant expert, Bruce Turley, makes it easy. Extensive native plant sale following! Free with Gardens admission or membership. No registration required.

March 4, 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.: Be a Friend to Bees!
Calling all kids! Bees need our help, and you can make a difference! Create a "bee bath" for your yard or patio, take home wildflower seeds to provide nectar, sample local honey, and more! Pre-registration required: $6/child. INCLUDES Garden admission! Recommended for all ages.

March 11, 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.: Organic Pest Management 
- Take the mystery out of organic pest management with simple solutions and prevent problems before they arise. Allan Bednar, owner of Simply Hydroponics and Organics, makes it easy–even in Florida! Free with Garden admission or membership. No registration required.

March 18, 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. - Gesneriads! 
Light up your plant collection with exotic African Violets and other tropical gesneriads! Learn successful growing tactics to keep these beauties in top form. Unusual varieties for saleafterward. Led by Greg Sytch with 30 years of experience growing, hybridizing and selling in the Tampa Bay area. Free with Gardens admission or membership. No registration required.

March 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Orchids to Fit Your Lifestyle
- Beth Sedacca from the St. Pete Orchid Farm and long-time orchid volunteer at Sunken Gardens takes the mystery out of orchid care. Find the perfect orchid for your lifestyle based on its light, water,fertilizer needs, and more. Standard and unusual orchids for sale after the program. Free with Gardens admission or membership. No registration required.

April 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Orchid Festival. Browse thousands of blooms on display in Sunken Gardens' annual tribute to orchids. Learn all about orchids from growers available to answer questions about this colorful and fragrant plant. Beer and wine available.
Free with paid admission to or membership to Sunken Gardens.

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).

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


Monday - Saturday 10 am - 4:30 pm 
Sunday noon - 4:30 pm

Last admission is sold at 4 pm 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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