The Secret Garden In Florida You’re Guaranteed To Love
There’s nothing better than finding a peaceful place to relax in the middle of a busy city. Sunken Gardens is a hidden gem in St. Petersburg with a lot of history. Check out all this gorgeous botanical paradise has to offer:
This beautiful oasis hiding in the middle of St. Petersburg is more than 100-years-old.
Here you can wander paths through lush landscapes, full of exotic plants and water features.
The gardens began in 1903 and became a tourist attraction in the '20s and '30s, making this one of the oldest roadside stops in the country.
The gardens were one of the most popular attractions in Florida before the construction of our major theme parks.
The founder was a plumber and gardener named George Turner, who actually drained a lake to plant the garden on the fertile lake bottom, which is why they're called the Sunken Gardens.
Here you'll find over 50,000 plants, including exotic species from around the globe. Features include a cactus garden, Japanese garden, and a butterfly garden.
Fauna in the gardens includes Chilean flamingos, a tortoise, macaws, and koi. The 4-acre gardens are the perfect size for a short visit or a leisurly stay with a picnic lunch.
The gardens also host special events throughout the year, like the Orchid Festival on April 2nd.
Sunken Gardens is located at
1825 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704.
Have you ever visited Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg? What’s your favorite garden in Florida?
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