St. Petersburg, Florida: Sunken GardensBuilt in a sinkhole in the early 1900s. At one time it had alligator wrestling and a Christian wax museum, and plans were floated to turn it into a nudist camp. Now its mostly gardens and exotic birds.
Sunken Gardens Botanical Park
- 1825 4th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL
- Sunken Gardens Botanical Park. I-275 exit 24. East on 22nd Ave. for about 25 blocks to 4th St. Turn right onto 4th St. Sunken Gardens will be about blocks south, at 4th St. and 18th Ave.
Visitor Tips and News About Sunken Gardens
Artist Leone Chaney, 85, creator of the King of Kings wax exhibit, died on Jan. 29 at St.... [03/29/2003] Complete News Story
St. Petersburg, FL's classic garden and flamingo attraction, Sunken Gardens, continues to mutate.... [03/01/2003] Complete News Story
Plans turn Sunken Gardens, St. Petersburg, FL, into a nudist attraction have been nixed after disagreements between the prospective buyer and the city council, according to reports in the Tampa Tribune. The Titan Marketing Group of Homosassa Springs wanted to spend $2 million to turn the gardens into a nudist resort and holistic health center geared toward wealthy Europeans."... [01/17/1999] Complete News Story
Sunken Gardens -- which was once the home of the King of Kings Christian wax museum -- is in danger of being turned into a nudist resort.... [10/25/1998] Complete News Story