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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: 

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.

October 21, 10:30 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. :  Fall Succulent Wreath Workshop - O’Berry’s Succulents owner, Jamie O’Berry, guides you through creating a fall succulent wreath to make others green with envy.  Small group setting and plant care instructions complete your Pinterest-worthy experience. Pre-registration required: $60/non-member, $50/member covers succulents, materials, and gardens admission. Call 727-551-3102 to register.

October 28, 10:30 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.:  Desert Roses - There’s nothing quite like the spectacular beauty of a blooming desert rose, especially knowing how little effort they take to maintain. Let desert rose specialist and grower, Steve Walsh, introduce you to these drought tolerant succulents and their optimal growing conditions here in Florida. Stay for the plant sale afterward (cash or check only)! Free with Garden admission or membership. No pre-registration required.

November 18, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Designing a Low Maintenance Landscape - It’s true! You really can have a beautiful yard with little maintenance. Let Brian Niemann show you how! As Pinellas County’s Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Extension Agent, he’s a pro at making concepts like “right plant, right place”, drought tolerant planting, and more easy for even beginners to be inspired by. No pre-registration required. Free with Garden 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. 

Postponed - 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.

October 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Wicked Plants and Creepy Crawlies - Encounter carnivorous, spooky, and appalling plants on a scavenger hunt through the garden. Don’t leave without getting your hands on slithering worms as you make your own tiny take-home worm compost jar. $3/child in addition to paid admission or membership. Recommended for ages 4+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required due to limited space. Call 727-551-3102 to register.

November 4, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Watershed fun for Kids! - Kids CAN make a difference and help our environment! From a hands-on watershed demonstration and understanding “right plant, right place” to participating in a small garden clean-up and scavenger hunt, this workshop is designed for kids ages 8 and up. Adult guardians are welcome to join in on the fun. No pre-registration required. Free with paid admission or membership.

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


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


  • $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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