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Group Visits

For an in-depth look at our gardens, consider booking a guided tour for your group led by one of our trained docents. Tours are interactive, age appropriate, and include the rich history of our site (over 100 years!) as well as fascinating details about our tropical plants and animals.

Tours are offered starting October until May and are based on docent availability. To request a docent-led tour for Adult Group Tours, School/Camp Field Trips or Self-Guided Adult Tours, submit the Group Visit Request FormFor more information, contact the Education Department at 727-551-3149 or email jennifer.tyson@stpete.org.

General Tour Information
  • Minimum group size: 15 people
  • Docent-led tours are 1-1.5 hours long and are no extra charge beyond our regular admission prices:  
    General Admission: $10/Adults, $8/Seniors (62+), $4/Children (age 2-11)
  • No other discounts, coupons, or Sunken Gardens' Guest Passes may be used. If your group consists of Sunken Gardens' members, they must also pay $10 or $8 per person due to the special nature of the tour.
Adult Group Tours
  • Reservations are required at least 3 weeks in advance.
  • Tours must be confirmed by a staff member prior to visit to ensure a docent led tour. Docents are provided upon availability.
  • Full payment is due in one lump sum on the day of your tour.
  • No other discounts, coupons, or Sunken Gardens' Guest Passes may be used. If your group consists of Sunken Gardens' members, they must also pay $10 or $8 per person due to the special nature of the tour.
  • Comfortable shoes and attire are suggested.
  • Free admission for group escort and bus driver.
  • Free bus parking
  • Lunch arrangements may be made with Carrabba's, Panera Bread or Outback Steakhouse (all within walking distance).
School/Camp Field Trips
  • Tours are designed for ages 5 and up, but can be adapted for younger students.
  • Teachers find that a visit to Sunken Gardens aligns very well with Florida’s science and social studies curriculum standards.
  • Reservations are required at least 3 weeks in advance.
  • Tours must be confirmed by a Sunken Gardens staff member prior to visit. 
  • Full payment is due in one lump sum on the day of your tour.
  • For more information, view the Sunken Gardens Field Trip flyer.
Self-Guided Adult Groups
  • Self-guided adult groups of 15+ people are eligible for a group discount of $1 off general admission.
  • Groups must book in advance and pay in one lump sum.
  • An all ages picture scavenger hunt is available to self-guided groups at no additional charge. Explore and learn about the flora, fauna, and rich history of Sunken Gardens at your own pace with this fun interactive element.

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