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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. 

Please note: Sunken Gardens is different from a typical public park. Our plants, trees, animals, and structures are delicate and part of the Sunken Gardens’ living collection. Some of these plants and structures are over 100 years old! We’re one of the last remaining Florida roadside attractions. We appreciate your help in preserving this historic gem in St. Petersburg by staying on the paths, refraining from touching or climbing the plants and structures, and respecting the animals’ space by enjoying them from a distance. 

Sunken Gardens Photography Policy

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

Upcoming Events:  

May 5: Make a Pollinator Pot! - 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Why buy flowers for Mother’s Day when you can grow them instead? Adults and kids design and paint a small pot to lure butterflies and other pollinators, then fill it with irresistible native Florida wildflowers seeds from our butterfly garden! Pre-registration required due to limited materials. $13/adult and $7/child includes Garden Admission. Members: $3/person. Recommended ages 4+.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

May 13: Mother’s Day Brunch - 10 a.m.-Noon - 
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious al fresco brunch buffet including a mimosa provided by Delectables Fine Catering in Sunken Gardens’ historic Oak Pavilion. Enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz by Henry Ashwood under a shaded canopy of air plants dangling from our mighty oak during an event closed to the general public. Stroll the gardens after brunch to complete your experience. Private group tables and shared seating available. For reserved seating, the entire group must be purchased in same order. Tickets: $60/person; $30/children under 12. Proceeds benefit the construction of our future Children's Education Garden. For more information, call 727-825-0480. Click here to order tickets

May 19: Palm Talk and Stroll,  10:30 a.m.- Noon -  Palm Talk and Stroll - Rick Nale, a long-time leader within the Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum and St. Petersburg’s City Beautiful Commission, leads you on a special tour through the gardens to learn about our many palms and which ones would work best in your landscape. Pre-registration required due to limited space. Call 727-551-3102 to reserve your spot. Free with paid gardens admission or membership. 

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.

May 5: Make a Pollinator Pot! - 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Why buy flowers for Mother’s Day when you can grow them instead? Adults and kids design and paint a small pot to lure butterflies and other pollinators, then fill it with irresistible native Florida wildflowers seeds from our butterfly garden! Pre-registration required due to limited materials. $13/adult and $7/child includes Garden Admission. Members: $3/person. Recommended ages 4+.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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.

The 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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