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Sunken Gardens

Sunken Gardens is open! Membership benefits to other organizations may not be available at this time.

No Mask, No Lobby Entry, No Exceptions.

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:

Tuesday, November 17 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Webinar: Native Plants for Florida Gardens

Sunday, December 6 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Veggie Gardening in Florida: Talk and Plant Sale


Sunken Gardens is open! Tours, workshops, classes, programs and photo sessions are still canceled until further notice. Membership benefits to other organizations may not be available at this time.

No Mask, No Lobby Entry, No Exceptions.

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 will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Sunken Gardens will be open on New Year's Day. 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


Effective February 1, 2020

  • Adults: $12
  • Seniors (62+): $10 
  • Children (2-17): $6 
  • Individual Membership: $50
  • Family Membership: $100

Group Visits: 

For group tours and self-guided group visits, please submit your request form after reading over the information found on our Group Visits page. We hope to see your group soon!



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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