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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

Jan. 27, Sunday, 1:00 -2:30 pm “Cameras and Kids”
Learn 10 tips to take better photos using Sunken Gardens’ birds, butterflies, turtles, flowers, and more. Beth Reynolds, Director of Photography at the Morean Arts Center guides kids to see the world in a new way with a camera or smart phone. Pre-registration required due to limited space. $9/child includes Garden Admission. Members: $5/child. Ages 8+. Children must be accompanied by an adult and bring their own camera. Adult chaperones pay only the garden admission (no additional program fee for chaperones).

February 16, Sat., 10:30 -11:30 am – Flora for Fido: Plant Safety for Dogs
Which plants don’t play well with pups? Find out with Dr. Sharon Pindar, D.V.M., of the Southeastern Guide Dogs Vet Clinic, as she provides interesting facts and tips on keeping your dog safe in the garden and home.  Free with Gardens admission or membership. No pre-registration required. Presented in collaboration with Southeastern Guide Dogs.

February 23, Sat., 10:30 -11:30 am – Orchid Repotting and Growing Tips
Spring is the time to re-pot orchids, so learn the best methods to increase orchid blooms. Beth Sedacca from the St. Pete Orchid Farm and long-time orchid volunteer at Sunken Gardens takes the mystery out of orchid care. Orchid supplies and unusual orchids for sale after the program.  Free with Gardens admission or membership. No pre-registration required.

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.
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


  • $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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