Sunken Gardens is one of the most beautiful places in Florida. The gardens have grown to global fame courtesy of their wonderful flamingos and dancing parrots, but this patch of paradise offers so much more for visitors.
St. Pete’s oldest living museum is a botanical oasis. The 100-year-old Sunken Gardens is home to some of the oldest tropical plants in the region. Series of paths, small bridges, and tunnels guide visitors through a living collection of more than thousands of plant species, tropical plants and flowers with lush demonstration gardens, cascading waterfalls, a flock of flamingos, and a colorful array of rehomed tropical birds including macaws, cockatoos, and more.
For the holidays, Sunken Gardens has transformed into a wonderland. A model train display has been set up toward the entrance, presented by the wonderful HR Trains. There are poinsettia trees and a fresh-cut Christmas tree to admire, plus a vibrant tree topped with a funky flamingo to brighten your spirits.
Sunken Gardens is located at 1825 4th St N.
Monday through Saturday: 10am to 4:30pm
Sunday: Noon to 4:30pm
The last admission is sold at 4pm daily.
Make sure to visit the gift shop before you go home. It’s filled with art, St. Pete-inspired gifts, pens, toys, jewelry and more.
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