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“I expected more.”
Review of Sunken Gardens

Sunken Gardens
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US$69.99*
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St Petersburg Segway Nature Tour
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We arrived when the weather was threatening. They told us our money would not be returned if the weather stopped us from seeing the gardens. Luckily, in 45 minutes we saw most of the gardens before the skies opened and thunder and lightening forced us to return to the main building.
The gardens are lush and tropical. However, very repetitive. I expected more flowers and a place to purchase plants. Not there!
If you have chosen to have children, it's a terrific place for them. One the other side of the main building is a HUGE place to investigate with interactive children's activities. And be warned this place is a summer camp children's mecca. Most stayed in that center I just described. Check coupons for some discounts in local magazines or papers. Seniors also have a lower fee. We found a buy one get one coupon! That made the value better for our 45 minute average experience.

2  Thank eslmavin
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Like the facets of a small jewel, these gardens offer new vistas and delights at every turn in the path. If you prefer vast views and formal plantings, please look elsewhere, but if you enjoy discovering and savoring things, this is the place for you. You can watch the koi in several ponds, examine plants of all kinds closely and at length and, yes, there are also some tropical birds and elegant flamingos for people who want that. There are lots of shady benches where you can sit and just enjoy the silence. A wonderful, peaceful place.

1  Thank rehn
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

a bit dissappointed - some areas were not very well kept and signage of plants were far and few between. I did like the flamingos and exotic birds

1  Thank SWGator
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

This garden was seriously worth every penny spent, it was beautiful..offering information about some of the plants along the way and done up with smells throughout. The birds are just an awesome addition as well running into a kookaburra and some amazonian parrots that talked and sung about.

It was amazing after raining too, the scents were all very fresh and the air smelled so brisk, the only downside would be that it gets humid because some parts of the garden are thicker and not as shaded. Bring a hat, and a hand fan or something :) even bring a lunch and sit for an afternoon (I wish we had thought to do that)

They also had a groupon for an awesome deal for admission 2 adults, dunno how long for...get em quick!

1  Thank sch0se
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

I enjoy this place so much. Very unique animals in zoo and the wax museum is so nice. Very unique and interesting place - just beautiful!

2  Thank amy k
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