At over 100 years old, Sunken Gardens is the oldest living museum in St. Petersburg and home to some of the oldest tropical plants in the region.
In 1903 George Turner, Jr., a plumber by trade, began growing tropical plants in the rich fertile soil of an old lake. What began as a passion for gardening, blossomed into this botanical garden now operated by the City of St. Petersburg.
As you stroll through this four-acre sanctuary, you will be amazed at the variety and number of lush tropical flowers and plants…. over 50,000 from around the world. Cascading waterfalls, flowing ponds, exotic birds and curious flamingoes will capture and delight you.
Located at 1825 4th Street, N., Sunken Gardens provides garden tours, horticultural programs, special events and field trips. It can be rented for weddings and private and corporate events.
For more information on memberships, hours of operation, workshops, events and tours: Call 727.551.3102 or visit their website at: www.sunkengardens.org