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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: 

August 5 - Frogs & Toads, 10:30 a.m. - How did the hog toad get its name? Which frogs are evil invaders? Kids learn the answers to these questions and more as they get a close-up look at these beneficial creatures with the Suncoast Herpetological Society. Make a toad abode and look for frogs in our gardens, too! For children ages 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $3/child in addition to paid admission or membership. Pre-registration/payment required due to limited space. Call 727-551-3102 to register.

August 19 - Colorful Caladiums, 10:30 a.m. - Craving gorgeous, low maintenance pops of colorful foliage in your garden? Find out how to extend caladiums’ southern tropical charm well beyond the summer months and get more bang for your buck. Ashley Graham, owner of Ashely’s Tropical Oasis and a member of the Rare Plant Network leads this program with caladium plants and bulbs for sale following! Free with paid admission or membership. In our air-conditioned classroom.

September 30 - Easy Care Natives & Wildflowers, 1030 a.m. - Florida’s fall show of wildflower blooms is just around the corner! Tom Heitzman, owner of Sweet Bay Nursery, shares which wildflowers and other native plants work best in your yard and patio containers while attracting birds, butterflies, and other pollinators! Plant sale after the program. Free with Garden admission or membership. Held in our shaded amphitheater.

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.

August 5 - Frogs & Toads, 10:30 a.m. - How did the hog toad get its name? Which frogs are evil invaders? Kids learn the answers to these questions and more as they get a close-up look at these beneficial creatures with the Suncoast Herpetological Society. Make a toad abode and look for frogs in our gardens, too! For children ages 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $3/child in addition to paid admission or membership. Pre-registration/payment required due to limited space. Call 727-551-3102 to register.

September 9 - Wild for Wildflowers, 10:30 a.m. - Kids make wildflower seed balls to attract birds, butterflies, and other pollinators to your yard. Just throw and watch it grow! Round out the fun with a scavenger hunt through our butterfly garden. Free with Gardens admission or membership. Recommended for ages 4+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Held in our air conditioned classroom. Pre-registration required due to limited space. 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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