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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


December 8, 10:30 - Noon: Winter Succulent Arrangement Workshop: 

Join Jamie O'Berry with O'Berry's Succulents as we create a plant design inspired by the holidays using succulents, driftwood a candle, and stones. Create your own succulent soil and design using a bowl complete with drainage. Our design will consider color, texture and balance in addition to tips on keeping your succulents thriving through the winter.

Pre-registration required: $50/non-member, $40/member: Includes succulents, materials (soil, bowl, etc.), and Gardens admission. 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).

December 15, 10:30 -11:30 am: Composting Lecture & Vegetable/Wildflower Seed Sale

Turn your kitchen scraps into garden gold! Elise Pickett, owner of The Urban Harvest leads you through composting basics as well as ways to supercharge your pile for even more nutrient rich soil. Now is the time to plant veggies in Florida, so get a leg up with a variety of in season specialty seeds selected for our climate. SEED SALE after the program: Organic, non- GMO verified heirloom veggie seeds and Florida native wildflower seed blends available. Program free with Gardens admission or membership. No pre-registration required.

**Sunken Gardens will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and Christmas Day, Dec. 25.**

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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