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“Oasis”
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 7 August 2014

Although is not a large garden and does not take long to go round this is reflected in the very reasonable entrance admission. This is a beautiful, tropical oasis and one well worth a visit.Crammed with wonderful planting with lots of areas to sit down and take in the tranquility. Enjoy.

4  Thank Darren B
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

It's a really pretty place.
Great views. Cool plants. Very relaxing.

It is well maintained.
It is inexpensive & fun to walk through.

It is a hidden gem located in the middle of St Pete.

They have cool, exotic birds all throughout. If you look closely, you may even find some neat wildlife.

It's not very big. Didn't take very long to get through.

2  Thank James R
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

We are fans of the botanical gardens and this one truly delivers small easily walkable packed with beautiful plants and trees and flowers birds the royal palms are some the tallest I have ever seen. The massive live oak is a marvel if you just think about it from a pure physics perspective. How does it stretch those enormous branches so far from its base and not fall over? It's beautifully draped with airplanes, ferns, bromeliads and vines of all type making it not just a tree but an ecosystem. Takes about an hours to leisurely stroll around and it plenty shady with lots of hidden seating under cool arbors and little grottos with fountains filled with flowery Lillie's and giant koi. Don't miss the spectacular Chilean flamingos prancing about with their fiery coral plumage and ebony beaks.

1  Thank Squirl66
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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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