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St. Petersburg, Florida: Sunken Gardens

Built 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 it's 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.
Adults $10.
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Sunken Gardens flamingos.

Sunken Gardens

Working in St. Petersburg recently and had a couple of hours down time. Decided to visit Sunken Gardens and was very pleased I did. This four acre botanical garden is very well cared for. A peaceful surprise, with tons of birds and even Flamingos.

[Michael Nieto, 12/03/2017]


Sunken Gardens

Sunken Gardens is a peaceful place to spend the afternoon. It's clean and well-maintained. While we were there, one wedding ceremony had just finished, and another was getting ready to begin.

[Paula, 02/17/2017]

Sunken Gardens.

Sunken Gardens

The cost is $10 flat for all day. They have parrots, turtles and flamingos there too! Beautiful place if you love flowers and things of the sort.

[Jocc, 09/28/2016]
King of Kings sculptor walks through the Waxy Gates

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Sunken Gardens adds Great Explorations Museum

St. Petersburg, FL's classic garden and flamingo attraction, Sunken Gardens, continues to mutate....

[03/01/2003] Complete News Story

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