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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. 

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!

Sunken Gardens Photography Policy

Request for Still Photography or Filming

Please Note: Groupon and other coupons are not valid for professional portrait photography or videography.

Upcoming Events:  

August 11: 10:30 a.m.– Noon - Succulent Tea Cup Workshop - Join Jamie O'Berry with O'Berry's Succulents as we create a plant design using tea cups and saucers. Create your own succulent soil and plant in a tea cup with a drainage hole. This unique design will consider color, texture and balance. We will also discuss propagation and you’ll go home with a kit and guide to creating new succulents. Pre-registration required: $50/non-member, $40/member covers succulents, materials (soil, teacup & saucer), and gardens admission. Call 727-551-3102 to register with payment. 

August 25: 10:30 a.m.–Noon - Propagation Techniques – Advanced - Summer is the perfect time for grafting fruit trees. Master Gardener, Debra Black leads this program for advanced propagation techniques with a demo and explanation of various methods of grafting; cleft, side veneer, and air layering.  The fruit trees will be a variety of avocado, mango, mulberry and Barbados cherry.  Enjoy a small group setting held in our classroom. Pre-registration required due to limited capacity. $15/Non-members, $5/members. Includes Gardens admission and all materials. Teens and adults only, please. Call 727-551-3102 to register with payment. 

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.

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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