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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. 

Sunken Gardens Photography Policy

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!

Upcoming Events:  

April 21: Scavenger Hunt through the Gardens (for all ages) - 10:30-11:30 a.m.– Which of our endangered turtles has a “worm” in his mouth to lure fish? Why do some of our youngest flamingos have gray feathers? Solve these mysteries and more while celebrating Earth Day weekend exploring our winding paths, exotic birds, turtles, butterflies, and flowers on a scavenger hunt through our century-old garden. For ages 3 to 103! No pre-registration required. Free with paid admission or membership.

May 13: Mother’s Day Brunch - 10 a.m.-Noon - Celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious al fresco brunch buffet including a mimosa provided by Delectables Fine Catering in Sunken Gardens’ historic Oak Pavilion. Enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz by Henry Ashwood under a shaded canopy of air plants dangling from our mighty oak during an event closed to the general public. Stroll the gardens after brunch to complete your experience. Private group tables and shared seating available. For reserved seating, the entire group must be purchased in same order. Tickets: $60/person; $30/children under 12. Proceeds benefit the construction of our future Children's Education Garden. For more information, call 727-825-0480. Click here to order tickets

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.

April 21: Scavenger Hunt through the Gardens (for all ages) - 10:30-11:30 a.m. – 
Which of our endangered turtles has a “worm” in his mouth to lure fish? Why do some of our youngest flamingos have gray feathers? Solve these mysteries and more while celebrating Earth Day weekend exploring our winding paths, exotic birds, turtles, butterflies, and flowers on a scavenger hunt through our century-old garden. For ages 3 to 103! No pre-registration required. Free with paid admission or membership.

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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