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Group Visits

For an in-depth look at our gardens, consider booking a guided tour for your group led by one of our trained docents. Tours are interactive, age-appropriate, and include the rich history of our site (over 100 years!) as well as fascinating details about our tropical plants and animals.

Tours are offered starting October until May and are based on docent availability. To request a docent-led tour for Adult Group Tours, School/Camp Tours, submit the Group Tour Request Form. To book a Self-Guided Tour, submit the Self-Guided Group Visit Form. For more information, contact the Education Department at 727-551-3149 or email jennifer.tyson@stpete.org.

General Tour Information
  • Minimum group size: 10 people
  • Docent-led tours are 1-1.5 hours long and are no extra charge beyond our regular admission prices:  
    General Admission: $10/Adults, $8/Seniors (62+), $4/Children (age 2-11)
  • A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to book your tour. The remainder is due in one lump sum on the day of your tour.
  • No other discounts, coupons, or Sunken Gardens' Guest Passes may be used. If your group consists of Sunken Gardens' members, they must also pay $10 or $8 per person due to the special nature of the tour.

Adult Group Tours
  • Reservations are required at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Tours must be confirmed by a staff member prior to a visit to ensure a docent-led tour. Docents are provided upon availability.
  • A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to book your tour. The remainder is due in one lump sum on the day of your tour.
  • Full payment is due in one lump sum on the day of your tour.
  • No other discounts, coupons, or Sunken Gardens' Guest Passes may be used. If your group consists of Sunken Gardens' members, they must also pay $10 or $8 per person due to the special nature of the tour.
  • Comfortable shoes and attire are suggested.
  • Free admission for group escort and bus driver.
  • Free bus parking
  • Lunch arrangements may be made with Carrabba's (located on-site), Panera Bread or Outback Steakhouse (all within walking distance).
School/Camp Tours
  • Tours are designed for ages 5 and up, but can be adapted for younger students.
  • A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 80 students per visit fosters the best experience for the students.
  • Teachers find that a visit to Sunken Gardens aligns very well with Florida’s science and social studies curriculum standards.
  • Reservations are required at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Tours must be confirmed by a Sunken Gardens staff member prior to a visit. 
  • A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to book your tour. The remainder is due in one lump sum on the day of your tour.
  • Full payment is due in one lump sum on the day of your tour.
  • For more information, view the Field Trip Guidelines
Request an Adult Group Tour or School/Camp Tour

Self-Guided Adult Groups
  • Self-guided adult groups of 10+ people are eligible for a group discount of $1 off general admission.
  • Groups must book in advance and pay in one lump sum.
  • An all-ages picture scavenger hunt is available to self-guided groups at no additional charge. Explore and learn about the flora, fauna, and rich history of Sunken Gardens at your own pace with this fun interactive element.
Self-Guided Youth Groups
  • Self-guided youth groups of 10+ people are available at our standard admission rate.
  • A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 80 students per visit fosters the best experience for the students.
  • Groups must book in advance and pay in one lump sum.
  • An all-ages picture scavenger hunt is available to self-guided groups at no additional charge. Explore and learn about the flora, fauna, and rich history of Sunken Gardens at your own pace with this fun interactive element.
Request a Self-Guided Adult or Youth Tour

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