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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:

Saturday, January 7, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:  Nature Journaling and IllustrationLearn the art of botanical journaling and sketching from Andrea Kur, published botanical illustrator for the Herbarium at the University of Tennessee.

Saturday, January 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Arbor Day Celebration
Kid’s crafts, scavenger hunt, and free tree seedlings!

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.    Tree Talk and Stroll: Bruce Turley, owner of Wilcox Nursery, leads you on a walk through the gardens highlighting the best trees for your yard with tips on planting, pruning, and more.

Saturday, January 28, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Succulent Centerpiece Workshop - O’Berry’s Succulents owner, Jamie O’Berry, guides you through creating a wine bottle succulent display to make others green with envy. Pre-registration required: Call 727-551-3102 for fees and info.

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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